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Utah State Capitol

Join our Volunteer Docent Team!

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

The Visitors Services program at the Utah State Capitol is seeking volunteers to lead guided tours of the Capitol on weekdays. 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.

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

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.
  • Lifelong learner

Requirements

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must pass a security background check
  • Must be able to conduct up to four 1-hour walking tours
  • Must be able to commit to a 4-hour shift every other week (either 9am–1pm or 1pm–5pm)
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