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Origami Docents needed to work with school groups

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Japanese American National Museum

  • 17 people are interested

JANM presently is closed to the public but we are accepting application for our January 2021 new volunteer class.

Origami Docents are needed to assist in hands-on activities with school groups (elementary through high school). Training will be provided in a classroom setting for Museum orientation and Japanese American History PLUS training in the four official Museum origami pieces and a brief history of origami in America and how it relates to the museum’s mission.

We are in in need of volunteers on Friday or Wednesday mornings (9:30 am to 1:30 pm).
Weekly (preferred) or twice per month

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About Japanese American National Museum


100 North Central Avenue, Volunteer Office, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Japanese American National Museum is to promote understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by preserving, interpreting and sharing the experiences of Japanese Americans. We share the story of Japanese Americans because we honor our nation's diversity. We believe in the importance of remembering our history to better guard against the prejudice that threatens liberty and equality in a democratic society. We strive as a world-class museum to provide a voice for Japanese Americans and a forum that enables all people to explore their own heritage and culture. We promote continual exploration of the meaning and value of ethnicity in our country through programs that preserve individual dignity, strengthen our communities, and increase respect among all people. We believe that our work will transform lives, create a more just America and, ultimately, a better world.


Based in Los Angeles’ historic Little Tokyo neighborhood, it has a nation-wide focus and international base of support. The Japanese American National Museum is located adjacent to the Metro Gold Line in the Little Tokyo/Arts district of downtown Los Angeles, a neighborhood that has experienced an exciting revitalization with diverse new restaurants, shops, luxury apartments, and nightlife.

An affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and AAM accredited, the National Museum ( www.janm.org) is recognized as one of the nations’ premier cultural museums. In 2010, the Japanese American National Museum was awarded America’s highest honor for museum, the National Medal from the IMLS.

We are an American institution that researches, interprets and presents the culture, arts and history of those of Japanese ancestry in the United States.

Please visit our website at www.janm.org to view our calendar of public programs, exhibitions, group visit information and volunteer opportunities on www.janm.org/volunteer/

We are seeking volunteers for Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday mornings. Presently, we're unable to accept applications for Saturday or Sunday volunteers.

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Facebook: http://facebook.com/jamuseum

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YouTube: http://youtube.com/janmdotorg

FIRST & CENTRAL: The JANM Blog: http://blog.janm.org

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We'll work with your schedule.


100 N. Central AveLos Angeles, CA 90012



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  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly or twice a month. Mornings Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday. Our greatest need is for Friday mornings.
  • 11 hours of classroom training on the Museum and Japanese American History provided on Saturday mornings. Origami on-the-job training will be provided.

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