27 people are interested
Museum Volunteers - share our city's history!
ORGANIZATION: MONROVIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
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27 people are interested
Ample opportunities await you at the Monrovia Historical Museum! Find the role that fits your skills, personality, available time, and your passions. All positions are un-paid volunteers. A light background check will be conducted for all applicants.
Docent: The most public-facing role at the Museum is the Docent. Docents host visitors into the Monrovia Historical Museum. They will learn about the exhibits, and some of the stories that create our rich history. New docents will work with a board member until they feel comfortable on their own. Shifts are Sunday or Thursday, 12:30-4:00, and/or special event days and hosted group tours on other days. Shifts involve: preparing for opening, greeting and guiding visitors through the museum, answering questions about the objects in the museum, closing, and occasional light cleaning or clerical tasks on slow days.
Board Members: Take a leadership role with the Museum by becoming a member of the Board of Directors. Board Members are selected from volunteers who have demonstrated commitment and compatibility to the organization and its goals. Board members are expected to attend a monthly board meeting, and to fill at least one docent shift per month.
01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
Docent shifts run from 1pm-4pm on Sundays and Thursdays, plus opening/closing procedures.
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About MONROVIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM FOUNDATION INCORPORATED
PO BOX 2359, MONROVIA, CA 91017, US
The best kept secret in Monrovia.. but we want to change that! The Monrovia Historical Museum occupies the building that once housed the city's Municipal Swimming Pool. The former dressing rooms now comprise our two exhibit wings, covering more than 8000 square feet. Our mission is to use our extensive collection to tell the story of Monrovia and its people through exhibits, cultural events, and educational outreach. We aim to be a place for people of all ages to experience Monrovia's history.
Our organization consists of a Board of Directors and an active group of volunteers. Volunteers can choose or be assigned to special projects, based on the Museum’s need and each volunteer's interest, availability and capabilities. Typically, a volunteer will work with a specific Board Member on a specific activity, such as accessioning, cleaning, exhibit production, research, docent, or other projects that might arise.
Volunteer Docents will work with a Board Member Docent during the Museum’s open hours. Once the volunteer is sufficiently trained and versed in the stories of the exhibits, they may be permitted to docent on their own. After sufficient training, a volunteer may be able to do some work remotely, such as research, cataloging and accessioning.
There are many and varied volunteer opportunities within the Monrovia Historical Museum. Volunteers can still have a full-time career and participate in Museum activities. Volunteers, including Board Members, could undertake any or all of the following list of tasks, according to their interests and talents.
Public Relations / Media / Marketing
Accessioning and Cataloging
Youth / Educational Programs
742 East Lemon AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016
November 25, 2023
- Exhibition Arts
- People Skills
- Community Outreach
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- The Museum is open on Sunday and Thursday afternoons. Docents are expected to complete at least one shift per month. Other roles are scheduled as needed and as available.
- Docents may also sell items from the gift cart, and should be comfortable talking with people. Bilingual skills are always welcome.