Butler Institute of American Art seeks volunteers

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown is seeking to add to its volunteer staff.

A number of volunteer opportunities are available at the Butler and people of all ages are urged to apply. Butler volunteers are recognized for their hours of service each April at an evening wine and hors d’oeuvres event held in their honor, and enjoy other special privileges in recognition of their service to the museum.

Butler museum volunteer opportunities include:

  • The Museum Gift Shop in Youngstown, which is open during regular Butler hours, is completely staffed by volunteers. The Butler gift shop offers art related items, cards, toys, jewelry, books and more. To become a Butler shop volunteer, call Renée Sheakoski at 330-743-1107, ext.127 or email at 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 participation in the Butler’s Fine Arts Sales Gallery, call Wayne Gruver at 330-743-1107, ext. 402 or email at waynegruver@butlerart.com.
  • Information desk volunteers welcome museum visitors, offering details of current exhibitions and special Butler collections currently on view. These knowledgable volunteers direct families and groups to galleries throughout the museum. To volunteer at the Butler’s information desk, 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 at joycemistovich@butlerart.com.

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