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Past and future volunteers, Creative Time needs your help!

Become an exhibition volunteer and docent at the Democracy in America Convergence Center

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Exhibition volunteers will work as representatives of Creative Time and will be positioned throughout the exhibition, which expands into the Armory’s historic period rooms and vast drill hall. Duties will include direct audience engagement and assisting during special performances and speeches. Volunteers will also help with light set-up and clean up of the space. The exhibition runs the week of September 21 to 27 with two shifts per day: 11:30 AM–5:00 PM and 5:00 PM–10:30 PM.

All volunteers will be required to attend one of three orientation sessions held on September 8, 9, and 12, from 7:00–8:30 PM on site at the Park Avenue Armory. For those interested in furthering their engagement with the show and the critical ideas presented therein, there will be two optional seminars led by Curator Nato Thompson and special guests.

In addition to general show volunteers, we are looking for a select group of volunteers that are interested in becoming trained as exhibition docents. Docents will gain a deeper understanding of the core ideas of show and will be expected to engage visitors, answer questions, and speak about the concepts behind the project in their own voice. All docents will be required to attend the 3 training sessions and commit to three (or more!) shifts.

Creative Time has a 34-year history of animating and amplifying New York City’s urban landscape and we couldn’t do it without the tremendous support of our volunteers. As always, we will have volunteer thank you gifts, including a brand-spanking-new Creative Time T-shirt and a copy of the exhibition publication: A Guide to Democracy in America.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please email with the following information:
- Your name
- Contact phone number and email address
- Are you Fire Guard certified? (yes or no)
- Are you interested in being a docent (extra classes required) (yes or no)
- The number of shifts you can take, including dates/times if you have them

Thank you so much for your help in supporting Creative Time. We couldn’t do it without you!

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