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Museum Docent - share our city's history!

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MONROVIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM FOUNDATION INCORPORATED

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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.

  1. Prepares the museum for opening
  2. Welcomes visitors to the museum
  3. Guides and teaches visitors on tours of the museum
  4. Answers questions about the objects in the museum
  5. Shuts down and properly closes the museum at the end of the shift.

Covid protocols include mask wearing, distancing of groups in the exhibit halls, and cleaning between groups of guests.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 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
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About MONROVIA HISTORICAL MUSEUM FOUNDATION INCORPORATED

Location:

PO BOX 2359, MONROVIA, CA 91017, US

Mission Statement

The Monrovia Historical Museum is a local resource that evolves to meet community and historical needs. It has consistent community involvement and financial support to ensure its future. Mission Statement - To consistently use our extensive collection to tell the story of Monrovia through cultural events, outreach and changing displays - To provide a quality museum experience, historical programs for the community and a working community resource center for research and display of historic artifacts. - To be a place for people of all ages to experience history as both a spectator and a participant.

Description

Volunteers can elect and 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.

Volunteers will conduct their work under the supervision of a Board Member. After sufficient training, a volunteer may be able to do some work remotely, such as research or accessioning.
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.

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.

Docent

Event Support

Exhibit Development/Production

Public Relations / Media / Marketing

Accessioning and Cataloging

Youth Programs

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

742 East Lemon AvenueMonrovia, CA 91016

(34.14664,-117.98885)
 

SKILLS

  • Exhibition Arts
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • Bilingual
  • People Skills
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Our regular shifts are on Sunday and Thursday afternoons. Docents are expected to complete at least one shift per month.
  • Docents may also sell items from the gift card, and should be comfortable talking with people.

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