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Natural History Museum at Gray Fossil Site in need of Volunteers

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JOHNSON CITY (June 13, 2013) – Volunteers are needed in a variety of positions at the East Tennessee State University and General Shale Brick Natural History Museum and Visitor Center at the Gray Fossil Site.

Whether greeting visitors, guiding groups or working alongside museum curators, volunteers contribute in many important ways.  Currently, the museum needs individuals to help with the prep lab, dig site, front desk, museum office, tours, educational programming and marketing.

“We have something for everyone at the museum,” said Dr. Blaine Schubert, museum director.  “We’re not only looking for people who are interested in science, but also those who wish to interact with the public by greeting visitors, giving tours, or assisting with our educational and outreach programming.”

Volunteer opportunities are available for people with a wide variety of experience or no experience at all.  Participants must be age 15 or older.

Those interested may attend one of three of the museum’s volunteer orientation sessions scheduled for June 25, 26 and 27 from 10-11 a.m.

The museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and is located 1.8 miles off Exit 13 on Interstate 26.

For more information or special assistance for those with disabilities, call (423) 439-3650 or email