The SS Red Oak Victory, a partner of the Richmond Museum of History, is dedicated to preserving local maritime history and honoring the brave men and Rosies who worked aboard and helped build our vessel. 1 of the 3 last remaining Victory Ships in the world, we're looking for friendly and outgoing greeters and docents to help share our history being created and docked here in the Kaiser Shipyards.
Our volunteer staff is comprised of passionate individuals from all walks of life. We work to reinvigorate the museum, gain new support within the community and seeks to become more relevant to the modern residents of Richmond. Your support to our nonprofit organization allows us to grow our museum and supports our ship to function as a community an alternative event space and rental.
We're currently looking for volunteers to join our Docent and Greeting Team. Ideal volunteers should feel comfortable greeting and engaging with guests, provide helpful and accurate information, have a can do attitude, and helps promote a healthy and safe work environment following CDC guidelines.
Docents responsibilities include greeting and signing in guests, collecting ticket payment for tours, leading a group of guests aboard and providing accurate and relevant information regarding ship history. This opportunity requires the ability to work within a range of motions between sitting and standing for a variation of time, ability to climb up and down ladders to gain entry aboard and inside the ship, and the ability to navigate in unique shaped spaces.
Greeter responsibilities include greeting and engaging with guests and crew aboard the ship, collecting ticket payment for tours, maintaining crew presence in entry ways, monitoring non-crew area entries, and general opening/closing procedures. This opportunity requires the ability to work within a range of motions between sitting and standing for a variation of time, and the ability to climb gangways or step stairs to gain entry and move about in the ship.
The mission of the Richmond Museum Association is to preserve, display and educate about the history of Richmond, California and the surrounding area.
The Richmond Musuem Association (RMA) operates the Richmond Museum of History, located in a historic Carnegie Library. The Museum is open to the public Wednesday through Sunday from 1-4PM for a small admission fee. The largest artifact in the museum collection is the SS Red Oak Victory, a Victory Ship built in 1944 for use in the Pacific Theatre in World War II. The ship is open for docent lead and self guided tours on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday from 10-3.
The Richmond Museum Association (RMA) offers volunteer opportunities for people of all walks of life. Our community of like-minded volunteers works toward a common goal to inspire people through Richmond history. RMA will make you feel welcome whether you seek to develop professional skills, deepen your own personal interests or just want to feel more connected to the past. The Museum and SS Red Oak Victory depend on volunteers with a wide range of skills so we can accomplish goals like operating the ship under her own power or ensuring every local student visits the Museum once during elementary school. We offer a wide range of positions to fit diverse skill sets including everything from greeting guests to education to ship restoration and everything in between. Volunteering is fun and fulfilling, leading to health benefits and enhanced quality of life, so join us today!