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Docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street

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Position Title:
Docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street
Responsibilities:
Leading tours of the museum, greeting visitors from around the world, answering questions about the history of the museum and exhibitions
Requirements:
Interest and solid background in Jewish culture, practice or history and the history of the Lower East Side, public speaking and/or teaching experience, must be very personable and enjoy meeting people from around the world
Foreign language a plus, but definitely not required
Commitment of 2 days per month for at least 6 months.
Training:
Training program includes reading historical background information, attending training sessions on relevant history and tour-guiding techniques, shadowing tours and leading a practice tour.
We are accepting volunteer applications on a rolling basis.

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About Museum at Eldridge Street

Location:

12 ELDRIDGE ST, NEW YORK, NY 10002, US

Mission Statement

The Museum at Eldridge Street is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit museum charged with restoring and maintaining the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue and presenting the culture, history and traditions of the building's immigrant founders. Eldridge Street is the only remaining marker of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side that is open to a broad public audience. Cultural and educational programs explore American Jewish history and culture; Lower East Side immigrant and community history; and architectural preservation. We serve visitors from all over the world from diverse backgrounds.

Description

Position Title:
Docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street
Responsibilities:
Leading tours of the museum, greeting visitors, answering questions about the history of the museum and exhibitions
Requirements:
Interest in Jewish history and the history of the Lower East Side, public speaking and/or teaching experience, must be very personable and enjoy meeting people from around the world
Foreign language a plus, but definitely not required
Commitment of 2 days per month for at least 6 months.
Training:
Training program includes reading historical background information, attending training sessions on relevant history and tour-guiding techniques, shadowing tours and leading a practice tour.
We are accepting volunteer applications on a rolling basis.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Faith-Based
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy, Faith-Based

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

12 Eldridge StreetNew York, NY 10002

(40.71469,-73.99342)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours, 2 weeks a month, min. 6 months

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