Volunteer opportunity: Home Land Security Art Guide
This fall the FOR-SITE Foundation will present its new site-responsive art exhibition Home Land Security at historic military sites in the Presidio’s Fort Winfield Scott. This landmark exhibition coincides with the National Park Service’s centennial year, providing a remarkable opportunity to inspire fresh thinking and important dialogue around the interrelationships among art, culture, nature, and an ever-changing society.
FOR-SITE is looking for enthusiastic individuals who have a passion for art, an interest in the natural and cultural history of the Presidio, and a desire to share this knowledge with the public to become volunteer Art Guides. Art Guides are key members of the Home Land Security interpretive team and will be interacting with exhibition visitors in historically significant sites — some made accessible to the public for the first time.
Home Land Security Art Guides will orient visitors, discuss the artworks, provide information about the artists and the conceptual themes at work in the exhibition (such as home, safety, and defense in an increasingly pervasive climate of fear and distrust), and address their relevance to the sites.
Art Guides will also answer visitor questions, participate in the social media program, and monitor assigned locations for security, visitor flow, and maintenance of the art.
For details, download a complete description of the volunteer Art Guide position.
To learn more about becoming a Home Land Security volunteer Art Guide, please send an email to:
Jackie von Treskow