The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is recruiting volunteers for our Autumn, Spring and Summer Concert Series. Also, we look to expand our volunteer base throughout the year at the Jazz Hall.
We are presently looking for individuals who have an interest in concessions, greeting visitors, archival, gift shop, ushers, reading, writing and poetry classes for kids, swing dance coordinator(s), and supervising youth arts programs. If you have an interest in volunteering, please call (918)928-JAZZ (5299) or visit the Jazz Depot to fill out an application.
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame offers our patrons an opportunity to be a part of this great organization through our membership program.
The Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame is soon initiating an exciting new program. We plan to create a corps of docents -- goodwill ambassadors, guides, and volunteer teachers -- who will be the backbone of the new Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame.
OJHF Docents are specially trained individuals who are committed to educating Oklahoma school children and the general public about our state's remarkable musical heritage in gospel, blues, and jazz. These highly trained volunteers will possess a clear understanding of each of these idioms, and will also become knowledgeable about the lives of the artists who have brought acclaim to our state with their outstanding musical talents.
Special training offered to OJHF Docents will enable them to:
- act as exhibit interpreters in the Museum Hall, which houses the OJHF permanent collection;
- deliver brief lectures on specific displays or artists and show video presentations;
- act as master/mistress of ceremonies for brief musical "mini-performances" to small audiences;
- conduct tours of the new facility in the former Tulsa Union Depot Building, while giving an overview of the building's history from its erection in 1931 to the present;
- provide support in the use of hands-on and interactive exhibits and provide guidance for use of the archives housed in the Music Library;
- provide visitors to the OJHF with valuable information about upcoming events and programs;
- act as ushers for OJHF events and programs;
- assist music educators in presenting educational programs on a variety of topics, primarily for schoolchildren but also for adults;
- perform research in order to identify potential candidates for induction into the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame; and, most importantly,
- impart a sense of appreciation for the unique contributions of our State's musical greats, and a real joy for the music itself.
If you feel you possess the qualifications to be an OJHF Docent and would like to make the commitment required, please call (918)928-JAZZ (5299).