Be a Tour Guide and Docent at the Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Mass General

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Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital

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Russell Museum Docent
A volunteer docent demonstrates the virtual dissection table.

We are recruiting new volunteers to help us meet the growing demand for our history tours, technology demonstrations, and school programs. Volunteers welcome visitors in the museum, lead tours of the historical highlights of Mass General’s campus and and of the historic Ether Dome.

Docents typically have one standing two- or three-hour shift per week; most shifts are during M-F 9-5 business hours, with some Saturday shifts. You must be available a minimum of six months. We request that all docents fill in for one another as needed and as they're able when someone is out due to vacation or illness. The museum and Ether Dome are wheelchair accessible.

You can expect to work with all ages, with tourists and hospital staff and patients, with locals and visitors with limited English. Some days are fast-paced and busy, while other days are quiet. People who are bilingual are especially encouraged to volunteer. No special background in history, medicine, science or museums is required - we will train you! Training involves reading our tour outline and docent manual, shadowing staff and other volunteers, and discussing your questions with staff. We also send around an article on a topic relating to the museum 3 or 4 times a month, so you can keep learning once you're done formally training.

Send a note explaining your interest and availability to mghhistory@partners.org.

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About Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital

Location:

2 North Grove Street, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital offers a distinctive window into the hospital's legacy of progress in medicine and health care. Through exhibits and programs the museum inspires and educates hospital employees and the general public to discover the development of medical research, clinical practice and the promise of improved health through continued innovation.

Description

The Paul S. Russell, MD Museum of Medical History and Innovation presents the 200-year evolution of health care and medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2 North Grove StreetBoston, MA 02114

(42.36132,-71.06911)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-3 hours a week, minimum six months
  • No special background in history, medicine, or science required!

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