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Arts Gallery Guide Program

Arts Gallery Guide Program

Moody Gallery Guides have the opportunity to participate in the life of a vibrant new arts organization and to contribute valuable visitor services to Rice University. Gallery guides are Rice undergraduate and graduate students who, as paid docents, will safeguard the art on view, as well as engage visitors in conversation about it.

Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of the arts, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, and an understanding that reliability is critical. To be a Gallery Guide at the Moody, candidates must make a commitment of one-academic year and be available for four shifts each month.

Gallery Guides
Gallery Guides will both explain the art to visitors and provide gallery security, ensuring that the art is protected and safety procedures are followed. Their responsibilities include:

  • Answering questions about Moody’s programming, and engaging visitors in conversation about the art and artists on view
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of current exhibitions and programs (training will be provided at the beginning of each semester)
  • Ensuring that safety protocols are followed such as no photography and no touching of artwork, when appropriate to the exhibition (training will be provided at the beginning of each semester)
  • Upholding the Moody’s standards for creating a warm and welcoming environment by actively engaging visitors in a friendly manner
Critical skills required:
  • Friendly, welcoming and proactive attitude
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to memorize and convey exhibition details to visitors
  • Comfort in interacting with visitors of varying ages and backgrounds
Program Schedule:
  • The Moody is open to the public year-round, Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM
  • Volunteer shifts are 3.5 hours per day, up to once per week
How to apply:
  • Applications are accepted at all times
  • Please fill out the online application

Volunteer Greeter Program

Volunteer Greeter Program

Moody volunteers have the opportunity to participate in the life of a vibrant new arts organization and to contribute valuable visitor services to Rice University.

Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of the arts, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, and an understanding that reliability is critical.

To volunteer at the Moody, candidates must make a one-year commitment and be available for two to four shifts each month.

Volunteer Greeters
Volunteer Greeters act as the first point of contact to visitors as they enter the Moody Center for the Arts. Their responsibilities include:

  • Welcoming the public, answering questions about Moody’s programming, and directing visitors to various spaces in the building, including exhibition areas, café and restrooms
  • Maintaining a comprehensive knowledge of current exhibitions and programs (training will be provided at the beginning of each semester)
  • Answering questions about the Rice University campus, offering maps and using the Rice website to assist with information
  • Upholding the Moody’s standards for creating a warm and welcoming environment by actively engaging visitors in a friendly manner
Critical skills required:
  • Friendly, welcoming and proactive attitude
  • Excellent verbal communication skills
  • Ability to memorize and convey exhibition details to visitors
  • Comfort in interacting with visitors of varying ages and backgrounds
Program Schedule:
  • The Moody is open to the public year-round, Monday through Saturday 10AM-5PM
  • Volunteer shifts are 3.5 hours per day, up to once per week
How to apply:
  • Applications are accepted at all times
  • Please fill out the online application

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