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ORGANIZATION: The San Diego Automotive Museum

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Join the San Diego Auto Museum Family! The San Diego Automotive Museum in beautiful Balboa Park is looking for volunteers who love the history of cars and motorcycles and enjoy interacting with the public.

A docent is a volunteer who works on the floor of the museum and interacts with the public. Docents are the front line of the San Diego Auto Museum's operations. They greet visitors, make them feel welcome, and are always available to answer questions about the museum and the objects on display.

Enthusiastic docent volunteers enhance guests' experience at the museum and support their efforts to educate the public. Volunteer docents are also asked to assist at museum events on occasion.

Opportunity Requirements & Important Notes

Signing Up: Fill out this form to apply to volunteer.

Time Commitment: Volunteers are needed Tuesday - Friday, 11am - 5pm and Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm. Volunteers sign up for shifts that are a minimum of 3 hours.

Required: Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with the public.

Desirable Experience: Experience with anything related to the Automotive Field.

Attire: Professional looking slacks or jeans and a museum polo shirt.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to stand for at least 30 minutes at a time and lift up to 10 lbs.

About the San Diego Automotive Museum

The mission of the San Diego Automotive Museum is to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

3 Shifts

  • - 10:00 AM to 02:00 PM
  • - 11:30 AM to 03:30 PM
  • - 01:00 PM to 05:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The San Diego Automotive Museum

Location:

2080 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the San Diego Automotive Museum is to tell the story of the social and technological past, present, and future of motorized vehicles throughout its collections, exhibitions, and educational programs.

Description

The original idea of creating an automotive museum in Balboa Park came from Briggs Cunningham, a renowned automobile collector and racer. The idea circulated for many years until an inspired group of local automotive enthusiasts propelled the idea forward. In 1979, the San Diego City Council first considered the issue and in 1980 they gave unanimous approval to the museum and granted a long term lease for one of the historic buildings in the jewel of San Diego: Balboa Park.

After spending approximately $1 million renovating and upgrading the building, the San Diego Automotive Museum opened in December of 1988 as San Diego’s Premier Transportation Museum. Since then, millions of local auto enthusiasts and tourists from all over the world have visited our world-class collection. Today the museum stands as a living tribute to the automobile and what it has meant to our culture.

Diversity and Inclusion: Automobiles are for Everyone

At the San Diego Automotive Museum, we strive to be as diverse and inclusive as the vehicles we display. Be yourself. Every race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience is valued and celebrated here. Everyone is welcomed, accepted, and respected.

The San Diego Automotive Museum is a non-profit corporation under section 501(c)(3).

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Community, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

2080 Pan American PlazaSan Diego, CA 92101

(32.72744,-117.15395)
 

SKILLS

  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Auto Mechanics / Repair
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • This is a long term volunteer opportunity and is not designed for those needing to meet court order community service.
  • Docents must be able to stand for at least 30 min and lift 10lbs.

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