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Education Program Volunteer

Categories: Volunteer Positions

Purpose of Position

The Education Department is looking for friendly, energetic, personable individuals to provide support for all-ages educational programming. The main role of program volunteers is to provide a positive, meaningful museum experience by interacting with and facilitating hands-on experiences with visitors of all ages. Visit the National Building Museum online calendar to see examples.

Responsibilities & Duties

  • Support and facilitate educational programming with an energetic, genuine, and personable approach to working with visitors of all ages
  • Communicate with visitors of all ages and backgrounds, presenting educational programs with great clarity and enthusiasm
  • Gather and prepare supplies, help with set-up and clean-up, and assist visitors with wayfinding

Qualifications

  • Strong communication
  • Willingness to work both alone and in a team setting with staff and other volunteers
  • Able to stand for extended periods of time
  • Demonstrate flexibility
  • Experience, or interest, in engaging learners of all ages in hands-on activities

Commitment

  • At least two, three hour shifts per month, preferably more. Educational Program Volunteer shifts are typically Monday through Saturday 9:45 am–12:45 pm and 1–4 pm, Sunday 10:45 am–1:15 pm and 1–4 pm (any calendar changes, or additional programming, will be communicated to you as soon as they are confirmed)
  • High need seasons include summer and winter months
  • Manage schedule and contact information in online volunteer system
  • Regular communication is by email, through which facilitation information is shared and Education Program Volunteers consistently communicate schedule changes
  • Training: General volunteer orientation and online sexual harassment training. Education Program Volunteer training will be conducted by staff or a trained volunteer prior to your first shift. Ongoing training as required.

All Museum volunteer positions are unpaid; however, we will work with your academic institution to provide academic credit as needed. Position is open until filled. Please send your resume to ksheldon@nbm.org.