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MUSEUM OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

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The Museum of the Palestinian People (MPP) is looking for enthusiastic, flexible volunteers with a passion for Palestinian history and culture to lead guided tours for the public in Washington, DC. We are exclusively looking for volunteers who can commit to regularly giving tours on Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm ET.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Lead guided tours of the museum's permanent exhibition and rotating art gallery.
  • Develop knowledge of the museum and its collection in order to engage visitors in dialogue and answer questions.
  • Attend semi-regular trainings as scheduled by museum staff, including monthly volunteer meetings.
  • Perform light cleaning as needed: dusting, sanitizing, etc.
  • Ensure the safety and security of the museum and its collections during tours.

Through storytelling and the sharing of experiences, memories, and knowledge, docents introduce visitors to the ideas and themes present throughout the museum. MPP staff and volunteers take great pride in treating each visitor as if they are a guest in their own homes. Docents are expected to engage visitors in warm and creative ways, finding themes that are relevant to them and encouraging them to tell their own stories.

Following the DC government guidelines and in coordination with other local museums, we have opened the museum in a limited capacity with hourly appointments on Saturdays from 12:00 to 6:00pm. Capacity is limited to 10 people per guided tour, and face masks are required.

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About MUSEUM OF THE PALESTINIAN PEOPLE

Location:

1900 18TH ST NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20009, US

Mission Statement

We share the rich history, vibrant arts & culture, and spirit of the Palestinian people.

Description

The Museum of the Palestinian People is the first museum in Washington D.C. devoted to exploring and celebrating Palestinian history, arts and culture. It started in 2015 as a traveling exhibit, visiting over 50 locations across the country, and has now found a home in the heart of the nation’s capital. By sharing the stories of the Palestinian people with those who walk through our doors, we invite the world to discover what unites us all.

The museum:

  • Shares Palestinian stories through historic artifacts, personal narratives, and artistic expression to transcend separation, fragmentation, and boundaries;
  • Connects Palestinians in the United States, Palestine, and the diaspora with each other to evoke pride and dignity, and to impart this to future generations; and
  • Partners with other institutions and connects with broader audiences committed to our shared humanity.
Arts & Culture
Immigrants & Refugees
International

WHEN

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WHERE

1900 18th St. NWWashington, DC 20009

(38.91575,-77.04194)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • Cross-cultural Communication
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We are exclusively looking for volunteers who can commit to regularly giving tours on Saturdays from 12:00pm to 6:00pm, with options for both full and half-day shifts.

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