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Volunteers Needed at Brigham City Museum, Box Elder Museum

May 9, 2011 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Brigham City, Utah - The Brigham City Museum-Gallery and the Box Elder Museum are looking for volunteers. Volunteers are needed for ongoing projects, committees, internships, and other assorted sporadic opportunities.

Ongoing projects in need of volunteers include collections work such as cleaning, labeling, cataloguing, digitizing, or rehousing artifacts or completing data entry. No prior experience is necessary (we’ll train!), although it helps if volunteers are passionate about art, history, or natural history, and have a good attention to detail. The museum may periodically have other projects available for more specific prior training, such as utilizing graphic design or artistic skills. Volunteers for ongoing projects should expect to contribute at least six hours per month for at least three consecutive months.

Committees in need of volunteers include: collections, public relations and marketing, and events and programming.

Internships are available for current undergraduate or graduate students, as well as recent graduates. Internships are unpaid. Intern hours and schedules are flexible to meet the needs of students and academic credit requirements, although interns are expected to work at least 4 hours per week for a minimum of ten weeks. Interns are not required to seek academic credit although they are encouraged to discuss this possibility with their advisor.

Interns will have the opportunity to learn about a variety of museum duties and may have the opportunity to focus on a project of particular interest. Areas of potential focus include collections (art, history, and natural history), publishing/photography/graphic design, research, oral history, or other aspects of museum operations (including communications, fund-raising, marketing, technology, event planning, etc.).

To apply, send resume and letter of interest detailing availability, total or weekly hours requested/required, and area of specific interest, if any. The museum has a rolling deadline for internship applications, and accepts applications until internship positions are filled. The museum is happy to work with college or university departments for interns to receive academic credit.

Prospective interns must pass a criminal background check before starting.

Sporadic opportunities for volunteers include exhibition installation/de-installation for bigger exhibits (several hours once or twice a year), painting, cleaning, or inventorying. Some projects may be appropriate for Eagle Scout Projects.

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The Brigham City Museum-Gallery is located in the lower level of the Community Center at 24 North 300 West. The museum is open Tuesdays through Fridays from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 1 p.m. until 5 p.m. The museum is closed on Sundays and Mondays.   www.brighamcitymuseum.org    

The Brigham City Museum-Gallery is an art and history museum in Box Elder County that opened in 1970. Exhibitions include at least one national traveling show a year as well as a variety of temporary art and history exhibitions of 4-8 weeks each. The museum’s dedicated history section includes activities for children.  Guided group tours are available with two-week’s notice.  The museum is a department of Brigham City Corporation.

 

The Box Elder Museum is located in the east wing of the Hervin Bunderson Center at 641 East 200 North. The museum is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m., and for special events. The museum is closed on weekends.  www.boxeldermuseum.org

The Box Elder Museum is a natural history museum featuring a variety of fossils and minerals from throughout Box Elder County and the world. It opened in the Kings Building in 2009 and moved to the HBC in 2010. The museum is a department of Brigham City Corporation and has an additional foundation seeking 501(c)(3) status.

 

Contact:
Kaia Landon, Museum Director
klandon@brighamcity.utah.gov
BRIGHAM CITY MUSEUM-GALLERY
24 North 300 West
PO Box 583
Brigham City, UT 84302
(435) 723-6769