Harry Ransom Center Special Event Volunteer

Open Opportunity


Work the front lines of exhibition opening parties, readings with world class authors, unique film screenings, and conversations with the foremost living artists. Interact with a public that is passionate about the humanities, listen to their questions, and assist them on their way to a wide-range of Ransom Center programs and events. If you are adaptable, communicative and have a positive attitude, apply to join our team of Special Event volunteers! Ages 18+. 
3 Remaining
Age Limit
18 and up
Requirement Details
General Role
Special Event volunteers are responsible for welcoming program attendees to Harry Ransom Center events such as lectures, films, and exhibition opening parties. Special event volunteers work to ensure all attendees have a positive and enjoyable experience. The primary goal of the Special Event volunteer is to encourage an engaging atmosphere, invite feedback on events, and provide event support as needed.

Time Commitment
Position requires at least 3 events per month (each event lasts approximately 4 hours) from January 2019 through December 2019. Volunteers should expect to work on weekday evenings and occasional weekends when the bulk of Ransom Center events take place. Volunteers must attend three training sessions throughout January and February 2019.

Job Responsibilities
-Greet and orient visitors to the Harry Ransom Center events

-Provide courteous, welcoming, and informed assistance

-Field questions and offer information

-Distribute and collect comment and email cards

-Manage lines and crowds

-Enforce event policies and protocols

-Take attendance

-Interest in engaging with the public

-Awareness of exhibitions and upcoming programs

-Cooperation with staff and guards to ensure all visitors’ needs are met
-Flexible time commitment; good option for students or those with a busy schedule

-Complimentary Ransom Center membership upon fulfillment of volunteer commitment

-Unique access to the collections and public programs

-Enthusiastic, inclusive volunteer community
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