Volunteers sought for Andy Griffith Museum

More than 49,000 people have visited The Andy Griffith Museum since a remodeling project there was completed in June 2017, and projections are for 60,000 visitors to stop in this year. - Submitted photo

Since the Andy Griffith Museum’s remodeling was finished in June of 2017, more than 49,000 people have visited the facility, according to the Surry Arts Council.

“Projections indicate we’ll reach over 60,000 visitors this year, which is a record,” says Abigail Linville, director of collections. “We’re thrilled. Feedback has been great and we’re really proud of it and happy to welcome so many visitors.”

The Andy Griffith Museum is seeking volunteers to enhance the visitor’s experience. Volunteers will give directions and help visitors find their way around; circulate through the museum and assist with touchscreens; greet and talk with visitors; and assist with taking photographs.

Volunteers need to be outgoing and enjoy engaging with the public.

“Knowledge of Andy Griffith isn’t a pre-requisite,” says Linville. “Really, it’s more about being a people person.”

The Andy Griffith Museum is open Monday-Saturday from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 – 5 p.m. and volunteers are sought for any of these hours. For additional information or to volunteer, contact Abigail Linville at abigail@surryarts.org or 336-786-7998.

More than 49,000 people have visited The Andy Griffith Museum since a remodeling project there was completed in June 2017, and projections are for 60,000 visitors to stop in this year.
https://www.mtairynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_AGM-1711-7604.jpgMore than 49,000 people have visited The Andy Griffith Museum since a remodeling project there was completed in June 2017, and projections are for 60,000 visitors to stop in this year. Submitted photo