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Family Day Event Facilitator

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State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

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If you enjoy welcoming, teaching, and interacting with children and their families, this is the perfect opportunity for you!

On the first Saturday of every month, the Wyoming State Museum hosts Family Days, a completely free event series that welcomes families to experience the museum and engage with a variety of fun topics including:

  • Creepy Crawly Critters (October 2)
  • Día de los Muertos (Nov 6)
While each month's theme is different, every event offers crafts, activities, and games that inspire children to get creative and learn about the world around them.

Volunteers in this role will get to interact with hundreds of families, facilitating crafts and helping guests get the most out of their experience. Your shift will begin with a brief training on how you'll facilitate the activity or game that you are in charge of, then museum staff will check in with you regularly throughout the event to be sure you have everything you need.

Each event consists of two 2 hour and 45 minute shifts which can be combined to one 5 hour shift for those who would like to volunteer for the entire event. Any individual who is passionate about childhood education, families, crafts, and FUN should feel encouraged to volunteer. We welcome and appreciate people of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities!

Benefits:

This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to develop teaching skills and help the families in our community become more connected with the museum and its exciting resources. Snacks will be provided. Volunteering in this role may lead to future opportunities working in the museum’s collections, education, and community engagement departments.

6 Shifts

  • Sat Oct 02, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Sat Oct 02, 2021 - 11:45 AM to 02:30 PM
  • Sat Nov 06, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Sat Nov 06, 2021 - 11:45 AM to 02:30 PM
  • Sat Dec 04, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  • Sat Dec 04, 2021 - 09:30 AM to 12:15 PM
  • NONE OF THESE DAYS WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About State Museum Volunteers, Inc.

Location:

2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. The mission of the State Museum Volunteers, Inc., shall be to support the Wyoming State Museum in fulfilling its statewide role to collect, care for, exhibit and interpret its collection.

Description

The Wyoming State Museum was established in 1895 by the 3rd State Legislature. The museum’s functions are guided by state statute to collect, preserve, and interpret a diverse range of objects, including history, art, anthropology, and natural history. These collections represent Wyoming’s heritage, from prehistory to the present day.

Admission to the museum and its programs is free. The museum’s permanent exhibits trace Wyoming’s past, featuring human history, major industries, paleontology, wildlife, and landscapes. Temporary exhibits include a changing gallery that highlights different Wyoming artists.

Regular public programs offer a range of opportunities to engage with the museum. In addition to its on-site exhibits and programs, the museum provides traveling exhibits, virtual field trips, and off-site programs. These off-site experiences allow the museum to reach an additional 80,000 people every year.

From their inception over thirty years ago, the State Museum Volunteers, Inc. has been instrumental in assisting the education programs of the Wyoming State Museum. Their tie to the programming activities of the museum remains strong today. Volunteers at the Wyoming State Museum are an important link between the museum's professional services and the public it serves. In human terms, they represent the museum's mission to the public.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community

WHEN

Wed Sep 15, 2021 - Tue Dec 14, 2021
This opportunity has 6 shifts

WHERE

2301 Central AvenueCheyenne, WY 82002

(41.13952,-104.81763)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Visual Arts
  • Child Development
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • 2 hours and 45 minutes
  • To volunteer, individuals will need to complete an application, meet for a short interview, and agree to our code of conduct. Volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities are encouraged to apply!

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