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See history up close! Seeking Gallery Attendants for Civil Rights Exhibit "Freedom Journey 1965"

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CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

  • 6 people are interested

Want to get involved with CHS and see history close-up? We are seeking volunteer gallery attendants for an upcoming exhibition. CHS is excited to host a traveling exhibit, "Freedom Journey 1965: Photographs of the Selma to Montgomery March by Stephen Somerstein", from the New-York Historical Society, from January 28 through June 5, 2021.

Volunteer gallery attendants monitor the exhibit space in approximately 2.5 hour shifts. CHS gallery open hours are Tuesdays-Fridays Noon-5pm and Saturdays 9am-5pm.

- Choose your days and hours - as many or as few days as you would like.
- Volunteering with a friend is welcome.
- Students may bring and work on homework when there are no visitors in the space.
- Volunteers will receive two free admission tickets to the museum and a discount on purchases at our store to be used at their choice of time.

No expertise or previous experience will be required and all applicable training will be provided. Please contact Susan Presutti by November 27, 2020 at susan_presutti@chs.org.

Health and safety is paramount at CHS. We have carefully thought out and executed Covid-19 precautions that are fully compliant with Connecticut rules. All staff, volunteers and visitors wear masks and maintain 6 feet from other people. The number of visitors allowed in the building is limited so as to maintain distances at all times.

3 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Choose days and hours you want to volunteer from Jan 28 thru June 5, 2021. Choose any time on Tuesdays-Friday Noon-5pm and/or Saturdays 9am-5pm.
  • 12:00 PM to 02:30 PM
    Choose days and hours you want to volunteer from Jan 28 thru June 5, 2021. Choose any time on Tuesdays-Friday Noon-5pm and/or Saturdays 9am-5pm.
  • 02:30 PM to 05:00 PM
    Choose days and hours you want to volunteer from Jan 28 thru June 5, 2021. Choose any time on Tuesdays-Friday Noon-5pm and/or Saturdays 9am-5pm.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About CONNECTICUT HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

1 ELIZABETH ST, HARTFORD, CT 06105, US

Mission Statement

We cultivate deep understanding of the history and culture of Connecticut, and its role in America and the world, through reflection of the past, active engagement with the present, and innovation for the future through our collections, research, educational programs, and exhibitions.

Description

A private, nonprofit, educational organization established in 1825, the Connecticut Historical Society is the state’s official historical society and one of the oldest in the nation. Located at One Elizabeth Street in Hartford, the CHS houses a museum, library, and the Edgar F. Waterman Research Center that are open to the public and funded by private contributions. The CHS’s collection includes more than 4 million manuscripts, graphics, books, artifacts, and other historical materials accessible at our campus and on loan at other organizations. The CHS collection, programs and exhibits help Connecticut residents connect with each other, have conversations that shape our communities, and make informed decisions based on our past and present.

Arts & Culture
Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1 Elizabeth StreetHartford, CT 06105

(41.77293,-72.70528)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Choose the days and hours you wish to volunteer from Jan 28 thru June 5, 2021. Choose any time on Tuesdays-Friday Noon-5pm and/or Saturdays 9am-5pm. We will work around your schedule, or choose Noon-2:30 or 2:30 to 5:00pm shifts.
  • Seeking volunteers to welcome visitors to the exhibit, exchange pleasantries and ask about completing a survey about the exhibit. You do not need to know details about the exhibit. You will be trained on everything you will need to know.

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