The Museum Store Volunteer works in concert with the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission to promote and develop the Ephrata Cloister historic site. Museum Store staff work under the supervision of the Museum Store Manager. Work schedules show volunteer workdays and hours, and are posted in the staff drawer behind sales counter. Except for emergencies, changes in the museum store sales staff schedule should be posted two weeks in advance.
All volunteers shall:
1 - Complete site orientation course with a manual of interpretation
(this is important because many visitor questions end up with store staff)
2 - Under the manager’s direction - keep store filled with stock, have a
thorough knowledge of stock warehousing, learn pertinent information
concerning various craftsmen whose items are represented in the store
3 - use proper sales procedures through the Point of Sale System
4 - clean and tidy the store as needed
5 - take inventory if requested
6 - perform related duties as requested
7 - is punctual in arriving at the workplace and courteous to all visitors
8 - After a time of training be willing to work in the store alone.
9 - must have the physical ability to lift 30 pounds
Ephrata Cloister preserves and interprets this 18 th Century religious community as a living example of religious tolerance and intellectual freedom and the significant role Pennsylvania played in the Human Rights issue of freedom of religion and expression.
Ephrata Cloister preserves and interprets for citizens and visitors, this 18 th century religious community as a meaningful example of religious toleration and intellectual freedom in the New World and of the significant role Pennsylvania played in the human rights issue of freedom of religion and expression.The Ephrata Cloister presents tours, educational programs, exhibits, and publications that increase understanding of this community and of religious toleration in colonial Pennsylvania. Major themes include:
The people who founded and participated in the Ephrata community;
The prominence of this radical religious community with strong Germanic traditions in the context of colonial society;
The religious beliefs that drove the austere lifestyle of the community;
The extraordinary domestic, cultural and social by-products, including fraktur, musical composition, religious writing, printing and architecture;
The Cloister as a contributor to German culture in Pennsylvania
Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
632 West Main StreetEphrata, PA17522
October 15, 2020
Driver's License Needed
Must be at least 18
Orientation or Training
8.25 hours a day once a week
must have physical ability to lift 30lbs, answer phones, use touch screen and scanner for POS system