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Utah State Capitol

Volunteer Docent Program

Do you love history, art, or architecture? Do you enjoy engaging with students and diverse audiences?

The Visitors Center at the Utah State Capitol is seeking volunteers to lead guided tours of the Capitol on weekdays!

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Volunteer docents—or tour guides—enhance the experience of Capitol visitors by interpreting Utah’s unique history and culture while highlighting the Capitol’s architecture, artworks, and government function.

In addition to providing an indispensable service to tens of thousands of Utah students, visiting tourists, and political dignitaries, docents gain the opportunity to engage with tourists from across the U.S. and around the globe. Docents develop a special connection with the Capitol community and attend educational workshops and volunteer socials.

We are seeking volunteers who can commit to a regular four-hour shift on a weekday morning or afternoon, every other week. Highest demand for tours is between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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Desired Skills:
Positive and enthusiastic attitude
Willingness to learn and share information and skills
Punctual and reliable
Able to present information in an unbiased and apolitical manner
Comfortable working with school children and audiences of varying ages, physical and mental abilities, ethnicities, etc.

Requirements:
Must be at least 18 years of age
Must pass a background check
Must be able to conduct 1-hour walking tours
Must be able to commit to a 4-hour shift every other week (either 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.)

To find out more about volunteering at the Capitol, please call Emmylou at 801-538-1800 or send an e-mail to capitoltours@utah.gov.

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