Butler Institute seeking volunteers for museum

The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown is seeking volunteers. A number of opportunities are available and people of all ages are encouraged to apply.  Volunteers are annually recognized for their service and also receive other special privileges. 

Museum volunteer opportunities include:

The Museum Gift Shop in Youngstown, which open during regular Butler hours, is completely staffed by volunteers. The gift shop offers art related items, cards, toys, jewelry, books and more. To volunteer, call Renée Sheakoski at 330-743-1107, ext.127 or email reneeohio@gmail.com;

The Butler’s Fine Art Sales Gallery, which is also open during regular museum hours, offers one-of-kind works of art in all media by regional artists, who also assist as staff for this shop. To learn more about participating, call Wayne Gruver at 330-743-1107, ext. 402 or email waynegruver@butlerart.com;

Information desk volunteers welcome museum visitors, offering details of current exhibitions and special Butler collections currently on view. These knowledgeable volunteers direct families and groups to galleries throughout the museum. To volunteer, contact Sal Persin at 330-743-1107, ext. 115 or email sal.persin@butlerart.com.

Butler docent volunteers lead groups of all ages through permanent collection and galleries and interpret temporary exhibitions to visitors. A new docent training class will be forming in September of 2017. To have your name added to the list for the next docent class, call Joyce Mistovich at 330-743-1107, ext. 114 or email joycemistovich@butlerart.com.

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