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ORGANIZATION: Los Altos History Museum
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33 people are interested
Serve as an ambassador by welcoming visitors to the Museum and providing an overview of the exhibits. As visitors arrive, docents monitor the number of people who enter. Docents are trained on details about the exhibit, so they can answer questions and offer tours. We schedule two docents per 2-hour shift. A one year commitment is preferred. Must be 18 years of age or older.
We are a mid-sized Museum in Los Altos, and our visitors and volunteers are very friendly. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about our exhibits and local history, and meet people of all ages, from children to seniors. Our new Permanent Exhibition features high-tech, interactive elements for the public, so comfort with high-tech elements is a plus but not required.
- afternoon / 12:00 PM to 02:00 PM
- afternoon / 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Los Altos History Museum
51 S. San Antonio Road, Los Altos, CA 94022, US
Los Altos History Museum gathers and presents compelling stories and artifacts that bridge the past and the present by fostering the creative energy of staff and volunteers to challenge established narratives and produce engaging educational programs and exhibits for our community.
Located in one of the few remaining apricot orchards of Santa Clara Valley, the Los Altos History Museum explores the rich history of local people and how the use of the land over time has transformed the agricultural paradise once known as the "Valley of Heart’s Delight" into the high technology hub of today’s Silicon Valley.
Opened in spring of 2001, the Los Altos History Museum resides in an impressive three-level, 8,200-square-foot building - built entirely with private donations; building ownership was transferred to the City of Los Altos in 2002. The Museum features a changing exhibits gallery as well as a new permanent exhibit slated to open in 2023, titled "Making Connections: Stories from the Land," that describes the rich history of Los Altos and the surrounding area. There’s more history just across the lushly landscaped courtyard in the landmark J. Gilbert Smith House. Built in 1905, the home is nestled under majestic heritage oaks and has been meticulously refurbished to replicate a farmhouse of the 1930’s. Visitors are welcome to enjoy the gardens and picnic tables even when the House and Museum are closed.
51 S. San Antonio RoadLos Altos, CA 94022
April 20, 2023
- People Skills
- Verbal / Written Communication
- Basic Computer Skills
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- A 2-hour shift during open hours, Thurs-Sun, noon-4pm. Two shifts per month.
- Must be 18 years of age or older.