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For Immediate Release
July 28, 2011

For More Information Contact:
Matthew Roberts, Director of Communications
Phone: (602) 542-4283
(602) 540-3521

Twitter: @therealAZsos

Centennial Volunteer Guides Needed for the Arizona Capitol Museum

PHOENIX – The Arizona Capitol Museum needs your help. Join our special Centennial Volunteer Team and help visitors enjoy Arizona's historic Capitol. You'll engage with Arizona's history in the building where statehood began, and you'll help us usher in the state's Centennial year.

Centennial Volunteer Guides will lead visitors through the museum and monitor exhibit traffic to enhance the visitor experience. We ask for a minimum of one day, up to three hours per week, from September 2011 through February 2012.

These positions are unpaid tour guides and aides. You will receive comprehensive training that will prepare you to explain how the territory evolved, and how leadership and governance helped make Arizona the great state it is today.

We at the Arizona Capitol Museum connect people with Arizona's government–past and present. You will meet visitors of all ages, from across the country and all over the globe while helping Museum staff bring Arizona's history to life.

Apply now for this program running from September 2011 through February 2012. Applications will be accepted until August 12th, and interviews will begin August 2nd. Once accepted, Centennial Volunteers will begin training the last week of August to September 2nd. If you're interested, we would welcome your continued post-centennial commitment.

Applicants must be able to stand and walk for extended periods of time. A friendly positive approach to working with the public is important. Training is provided free of charge.

Contact: If interested, please complete the Volunteer Application and specify "Centennial Guides" or call the Museum Volunteer Coordinator at 602-926-3731.

The 55,000 square foot Museum, located at 1700 W. Washington in Phoenix, tells the story of Arizona’s history from Territorial Days to the present through more than twenty exhibits.  It is part of the State Library, the oldest cultural institution in Arizona, dating to the organization of the Territory in 1863. The State Library is a division of the Secretary of State. Learn more

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