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Museum Gallery Attendants

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ORGANIZATION: Benicia Historical Museum

  • 11 people are interested

Are you looking for something fun to do with your spare time? Are you interested in local history, the greater story of California, historic buildings, or the opportunity to volunteer with like minded individuals? If so, please consider volunteering at the Museum of History Benicia. We are needing to grow our volunteer department in general, but are most ardently in need of Gallery Attendants. Duties include, but are not limited to: answering generic questions, simple gift shop, and ticketing sales. Be part of an exciting team and see just where our museum is heading. Even if you aren't available at the standard time/shifts, please apply anyway. We are looking to be able to expand our hours of volunteer coverage and you might be the perfect fit. Please visit https://mohbenicia.org/support/volunteers/ for more and to fill out our volunteer application. Please feel free to email us directly at b.lloyd@mohbenicia.org

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
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About Benicia Historical Museum


2060 CAMEL RD, BENICIA, CA 94510, US

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Benicia Historical Museum is to engage the community and the greater public in the evolving history of Benicia and its contributions to the development of our state and country. Dedicated to our children and future generations, our work fosters understanding, connectivity, identity, and pride. The Museum complex is at the heart of Benicia’s historic preservation and heritage promotion programs through its exhibits, educational outreach, events and activities, and online archives.


The job of collecting artifacts began in 1975 and the items were stored in several locations until our current site in the Arsenal became available. The Benicia City Council dedicated the Camel Barn complex on December 7th, 1982. The Museum was formally dedicated on May 19th, 1985 and has been open continuously since that time.

The name, Camel Barn Complex, comes from a chapter in Benicia’s contribution to US Military history. In the 1850’s and 1860’s, the US Army experimented using camels, imported from the Mideast, as pack animals. After the advent of the Civil War the experiment was abandoned. The remaining camels were shipped to the Benicia Arsenal where they were auctioned to the public. You can read more about this brief period of history that gave the area its name in our section on Benicia & Arsenal History.


Arts & Culture
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Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts


Multiple locations Benicia, CA 94510



  • Retail / Sales
  • Office Reception
  • Transactions
  • People Skills




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3 hours one day a week, at least twice per month

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