JANM presently is closed to the public but we are accepting application for our next new volunteer class in 2021
We need weekday school tour facilitators!
Share the Japanese American story with our diverse audience of students grades 1-12 by
Facilitating interactive school group experiences of our core exhibition "Common Ground: The Heart of Community".
Crafting with students to create one of the Museum’s four designated origami pieces
No museum or docent experience needed. Knowledge provided in both classroom settings and through active learning. Familiarity with Japanese American history is a plus but not required.
Volunteers needed for morning hour shifts of 4 hours on Fridays and Tuesdays. Average of eight volunteer hours per month requested.
Benefits? Yes! You'll have the opportunity to hear many unique and distinct stories of lives that together form the American experience. And nonstop learning opportunities offered through volunteer and staff led sessions, JANM public programs, and on-line resources.
Learn more online about our Group Visits ( http://www.janm.org/visit/ groups/) or write us at Volunteer@janm.org
100 North Central Avenue, Volunteer Office, Los Angeles, CA 90012, US
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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We'll work with your schedule.
100 N. Central AveLos Angeles, CA90012
January 13, 2021
Teaching / Instruction
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
average of 8 hours per month for 1 year
11.5 hours of classroom learning during a 6-month orientation
& training period. All sessions on Saturday mornings. Additional tour-related training will be provided on-the-job.