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Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

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Docents in the gallery
Docents spying a few creatures in the Hall of Natural Wonders.

The Sam Noble Museum community is full of natural science and cultural enthusiasts. Docents work with the public to unlock natural history for visitors in our permanent galleries. Training includes lectures, tours, and hands on exercises. Below are our current needs for docents:

Hall of Ancient Life

The Hall of Ancient Life takes visitors on a trip through 4.6 billion years of the Earth’s history to learn about geology and fossilized plants and animals. Docents interpret specimens and dioramas throughout the gallery and provide thought-provoking demonstrations at the gallery cart.

Requirements: Shadow current docent for six weeks. Standing and interacting positively with the public. Volunteer a minimum of one 3.5 hour shift per month.

Hours needed:
Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fridays 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hall of Natural Wonders

The Hall of Natural Wonders introduces visitors to the diversity of Oklahoma’s ecosystems. Docents interpret immersive dioramas filled with Oklahoma’s natural landscapes. The interactive gallery carts provide visitors with hands-on learning opportunities.

Requirements: Shadow current docent for six weeks. Standing and interacting positively with the public. Volunteer a minimum of one 3.5 hour shift per month.

Hours needed:
Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Fridays 9:30 AM - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays 12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Hall of the People of Oklahoma

The Hall of the People of Oklahoma traces the 30,000-year history of the Native people of the state. Exhibits begin with the earliest archaeological evidence of humans in Oklahoma and travel through time to an examination of what it means to be Native American in Oklahoma today. Docents help visitors understand practical and cultural significance of artifacts.

Requirements: Shadow current docent for six weeks. Standing and interacting positively with the public. Volunteer a minimum of one 3.5 hour shift per month.

Hours needed:
Mondays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Thursdays 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fridays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. or 1 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Sundays 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

To learn more call or visit:
405-325-1652 or visit http://samnoblemuseum.ou.edu/get-involved/volunteer/adult-volunteers/

1 More opportunity with Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History

Arts & Culture Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2401 Chautauqua AveNorman, OK 73072

(35.19442,-97.44901)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Environmental Education
  • Archeology
  • Environmental Science
  • Botany
  • Anthropology

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4 hours per month after training class
  • Working with the public

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