Museum Greeters, Guides & Docents

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ORGANIZATION: San Dieguito Heritage Museum

Front of SDHM
Entry to the Museum Grounds

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum is seeking enthusiastic, friendly individuals with a keen interest in history and community to serve as Museum Docents. This is a great volunteer opportunity for those who would like to learn more about history and get more deeply involved in their local community!

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum was founded in 1988 to collect, preserve and interpret the local history of the San Dieguito River area, including Leucadia, Encinitas, Olivenhain, Cardiff, Solana Beach, Del Mar, and Rancho Santa Fe. The Museum is housed at The Heritage Ranch, a unique and rustic property nestled in the city of Encinitas. This is a fun and dynamic museum, deeply rooted in the local community.

Docent training will be provided, so no prior knowledge is required.
We are flexible and will work around your schedule. Typically, greeters, guides & docents volunteer two afternoons a month.

Role of the greeters, guides & docents
Greeters, guides & docents interpret local history while guiding visitors through exhibits;
Encourage participation in museum activities and events;
Manage gift shop sales;
Assist with special tours;
Assist with a range of museum projects: assist with accessions, preparation of exhibits, conducting research, data entry, photography among other tasks.

Qualities of a greeter, guide & docent
The following qualities make a good greeter, guide & docent:
1. A sincere and genuine interest in people of all ages.
2. A love for and excitement about learning and teaching.
3. Attention to detail and accuracy.
4. A sense of flexibility and cooperation.
5. An attitude of tolerance and respect for all people’s points of view.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    If we have several greeters, we can break the time into 2 parts: 12 - 2 & 2 - 4.

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About San Dieguito Heritage Museum


450 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024, US

Mission Statement

The San Dieguito Heritage Museum is dedicated to the collection, preservation and interpretation of local history in the communities of Solana Beach, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Encinitas (including Olivenhain, Leucadia, and Cardiff-by-the-Sea) and Southern Carlsbad (La Costa) . Our primary purpose is to inform children and adults of the unique heritage of the San Dieguito area. The museum also sponsors cultural and educational activities.


Founded in 1988, the San Dieguito Heritage Museum is located at 450 Quail Gardens Dr. in Encinitas, where we are establishing a Living History Museum featuring significant outdoor exhibits as well as the traditional indoor explanatory displays.


Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift


450 Quail Gardens Dr.Encinitas, CA 92024



  • History
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • Archeology
  • General Education
  • Community Outreach


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • No strict requirements. Two afternoons a month.

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