Museum Docent Volunteer

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Lee-Fendall House Museum

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Lee-Fendall House Museum

The Lee-Fendall House Museum is looking for volunteers to lead guided tours for the public at this historic house museum, located in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia.


Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Leading guided tours of the house museum.
  • Developing knowledge of the museum and its collection in order to engage visitors in dialogue and answer questions.
  • Ensuring the safety and security of the museum and its collections during tours and programs.
  • Collecting and recording admissions and gift shop sales.
  • Attending training as scheduled by the museum staff, including regular volunteer meetings.
  • Assist in event and program preparation as necessary (decorating, preparing materials, etc.)
  • Provide light house-keeping duties as needed: sweeping, dusting, etc.
  • Distribute museum brochures, posters, or other marketing materials to clubs, groups, and other networking avenues.


Supervisor:

Manager of Education & Public Programs


Qualifications:

  • Enjoy working with the public in a museum setting.
  • Knowledge of American and/or Virginia history is preferred, but not required.


Time Commitment:

Volunteers will be expected to work a minimum of 6 hours a month, which may consist of a combination of half day shifts (3 hours) or full day shifts (4-6 hours). Regular commitment is desired and volunteers are encouraged to provide more than the requested minimum hours.

Training:

Three days of training must be completed within the first month of volunteering. Training and guidance will be provided by museum staff. A docent handbook which includes a history of the site and other operational materials is provided on the first day of training.

Benefits:

  • Free onsite parking
  • 10% discount in the museum shop
  • Free admission to the museum and special tours.
  • Free admission to many regional museums and historic sites.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Lee-Fendall House Museum & Garden614 Oronoco St.Alexandria, VA 22314

(38.80943,-77.04578)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Adult Education
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-10 hours per month.

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