Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art Accepting Applications for Tour Guides

Multilingual speakers are encouraged to join the volunteer program


EUGENE, Ore. -- (May 27, 2014) – The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is now accepting applicants for the Exhibition Interpreter (tour guide) Program. Volunteers lead interactive tours exploring the museum’s collection and exhibitions, help visitors during Family Days, and assist with outreach events and other education program offerings.

Successful Exhibition Interpreters are enthusiastic, flexible in their available hours, and able to work with visitors to encourage interactive discovery. The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is an institution committed to diversity and multilingual speakers are encouraged to join.

Before working with visitors, volunteers will participate in a ten-month training program to learn about Visual Thinking Strategies, the Museum's collections, elements of art history, and other aspects of the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art. Prior experience in the arts and humanities is not required. After training is completed, docents give an average of 3 tours a month during the year and attend program sessions three times a month between September and June.

To download an application, visit To receive an application form by mail, interested individuals should call the Education Hotline at 541-346-0910 and leave their name, address, and phone number. Applications must be submitted by June 27, 2014.


About the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

The University of Oregon's Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is a premier Pacific Northwest museum for exhibitions and collections of historic and contemporary art based in a major university setting. The mission of the museum is to enhance the University of Oregon’s academic mission and to further the appreciation and enjoyment of the visual arts for the general public.  The JSMA features significant collections galleries devoted to art from China, Japan, Korea, America and elsewhere as well as changing special exhibition galleries.  The JSMA is one of six museums in Oregon accredited by the American Association of Museums.


The Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art is located on the University of Oregon campus at 1430 Johnson Lane. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesdays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays through Sundays. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for senior citizens. Free admission is given to ages 18 and under, JSMA members, college students with ID, and University of Oregon faculty, staff and students. For information, contact the JSMA, 541-346-3027.


About the University of Oregon

The University of Oregon is among the 108 institutions chosen from 4,633 U.S. universities for top-tier designation of "Very High Research Activity" in the 2010 Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO also is one of two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities.


Contact: Debbie Williamson Smith, 541-346-0942,


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