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Museum Docent

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Swannanoa Valley Museum

  • 9 people are interested

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 access to unique educational fieldtrips and classes.

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, Thursday through Saturday. Each new docent receives on-the-job training their first day of service.

Covid Policy: The museum takes the pandemic seriously. We have protocols in place to protect our docents and visitors. We only allow ten visitors per hour in the museum. The museum is sanitized on a regular basis. A sneeze guard and sanitizer is in place at the docent desk. We do not make change, if someone pas in cash it must be exact change only. They can also pay by credit card through our Paypal systems. Docents and visitors must wear a mask while at the museum.

Email info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org 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 info@swannanoavalleymuseum.org to schedule an appointment outside normal operating hours.

Admission by Donation
Members, Students, and Children Free

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


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
  • 7 hours per month or more

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