Museum Exhibit Docent

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ORGANIZATION: MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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We are seeking museum docents on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays to showcase our historic house and exhibitions. Docents will monitor the flow of patrons through the self-guided spaces. Whether you are social or shy, we have the perfect fit for you!

Current exhibits include Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall, an in-depth look at slavery in New Jersey, located at Marlpit Hall in Middletown and Let Us Play, a celebration of children's toys and games from days gone by located at our headquarters in Freehold.

Docent shifts are available Friday-Sunday and are from 1:00-4:00 PM. You will be able to select when and where you would like to volunteer.

We hope you consider joining our fantastic team of MCHA volunteers, where you can be a part of history!

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About MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Location:

70 COURT ST, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728, US

Mission Statement

Monmouth County Historical Association collects, preserves, and interprets its extensive museum, research library, and archival collections that relate to Monmouth County’s history and culture and makes these resources available to the widest possible audience. ‚ÄčThe Association promotes the study and appreciation of regional and national history through educational programming, publications, special exhibits, and research services. The Association also preserves and interprets five significant historic sites that represent the County’s vanishing architectural heritage. ‚ÄčThrough its pursuit of these objectives, the Association enriches the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving and passing on knowledge of its diverse heritage for future generations.

Description

MCHA has become a multi-faceted organization comprising our Museum, Research Library & Archives in Freehold and five Historic House Museums throughout Monmouth County. Our exhibits, lectures ,and special events help us to provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to engage in learning about and appreciating the interesting history and cultural heritage of our unique area.

In October 2021, MCHA opened a new semi-permanent exhibit, "Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall" in Middletown, NJ. This exhibition reinterprets this colonial-era historic house, including the stories of the enslaved African Americans who once resided there. We are actively seeking docents interested in supporting this exhibit and other educational programs at MCHA. Learn more at https://www.monmouthhistory.org/beneath-the-floorboards.

Additional educational programs are offered at each Historic House Museum, which includes guided tours by docents. Volunteers are needed to staff our Historic House Museums on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Training and support are provided for these positions.

Volunteer hours are at your discretion and contingent on the projects that interest you, ranging from once or twice a year to every week. The Association staff is flexible and willing to work with your schedule to find the ideal situation for each volunteer.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Race & Ethnicity
Arts & Culture, Education & Literacy, Race & Ethnicity

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Middletown, NJ 07748

(40.39254,-74.11813)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically our shifts are three-hour blocks between the hours of 1:00 pm-4:00 pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday, but we are happy to work with your schedule and availability!
  • Once you have submitted your application, a member of our staff will be in contact with you soon regarding the training process.

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