Museum Docent

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Swannanoa Valley Museum

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Volunteering as a Museum Docent is a great way to learn about local history, meet people, and give back to the community. Volunteers enjoy all the benefits of museum membership and earn rewards redeemable for programs and gift shop merchandise.

Docents greet visitors, introduce the history of the Valley to visitors, track attendance, interpret exhibits, sell gift shop merchandise, and open and close the museum daily. Docent shifts run from 10:00 am to 1:30 pm and 1:30 to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. Each new docent receives on-the-job training their first day of service. Docent shifts takes place during the museum's open season, generally from early April to the end of October. However, please contact the museum any time of the year to learn more about this opportunity.

Email or call (828) 669-9566 for more information or to sign up.

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About Swannanoa Valley Museum


PO BOX 306, 223 W. State Street, BLACK MTN, NC 28711, US

Mission Statement

The Swannanoa Valley Museum preserves and interprets the social, cultural and natural history of the Swannanoa Valley, a pathway to Western North Carolina, by developing dynamic programs and engaging exhibitions for the education and enrichment of the community, its children, and future generations.


The Swannanoa Valley Museum is open:

mid-April through the end of October
Tuesday through Saturday
10:00am until 5:00pm
or by appointment

Please call (828) 669-9566 or email to schedule an appointment outside normal operating hours.

Admission by Donation
Members, Students, and Children Free


We'll work with your schedule.


223 West State StreetBlack Mountain, NC 28711



  • Customer Service
  • Research
  • History
  • Retail / Sales
  • Library Sciences


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Orientation or Training
  • 3.5 per month or more

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