Do you love history? Be a Gallery Docent!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

Roebling Museum100 Second AvenueRoebling, NJ 08554
Roebling Museum
Flywheel in the Mill yard

About

Gallery docents are the public face of the museum through public interaction on behalf of the museum. Gallery docents are responsible for orienting visitors with the museum and its facilities, engaging visitors with the museum’s exhibitions, facilitating the museum’s orientation program, addressing guests’ questions and concerns, and providing basic security on the museum floor.

Essential Duties:

Gallery docents are required to work at least one day a month

Required to meet museum guests

Give general orientation to the site

Study and memorize for public dissemination information presented in the museum exhibits

Perform basic museum visitation support: update museums signage & pamphlets, move chairs & tables

Operate A/V equipment

May also assist with special events

Must make an effort to attend scheduled general training sessions (typically 2 times a year)

Qualifications:

Gallery docents must have an appreciation for, and good understanding of, US history, science, and/or engineering. The docent must be friendly, outgoing, and enjoy interacting with the public. A high school diploma is necessary, with some college or advanced study preferred with an emphasis on history and/or education. Experience in a museum, historical society, school, or previous position with high public interaction may be substituted for education. Must be able to perform all essential duties satisfactorily; be able to read, write, and speak English in a manner to be able to understand and follow basic instructions; have the ability to ascertain problems encountered or situations that conflict with basic instructions while carrying out routine tasks and asking questions as may be required to deal with such problems or conflicts. Must have the ability to stand, at times, for long periods. Persons with disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential duties after a reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodations cause undue hardship to the employer, such persons may not be eligible.

Skills

  • History
  • STEM
  • People Skills
  • Administrative Support
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Museum Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 11AM - 4PM

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