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Museum Docent

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Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Purpose of Volunteer Position: To help during museum hours by picking up different exhibits as needed, answer questions from guests, and conduct programs.

Number of hours: 1-4 hours per week depending on how often you volunteer

Location: I n person

Reports to: Currently, the Executive Director

Works Closely with: The Executive Director, Board President and Museum Front Desk Administrators

Volunteer Responsibilities:


  • Conduct museum tours as needed
  • Be comfortable speaking to small and large groups of people of all ages.
  • Greeting and welcoming guests upon their arrival to the museum
  • Dealing skillfully with a variety of visitors under a variety of circumstances.
  • Continually keeping informed about changes in museum exhibits.
  • Assisting front desk staff/volunteers at the information desks by providing information to museum visitors and answering their questions about the museum as needed
  • Assisting, on occasion, with special event programs and events.
  • Docents might wander through the museum to engage individual visitors and families in impromptu tours, play, programs or conversations.
  • Consider being a part of the Program Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month to help learn about program plans and even give your input on programs that might happen at the museum.

Volunteer Requirements/Working Conditions:

  • Can work remotely for most tasks
  • Understand and promote PPCM’s mission
  • Consider being a part of the Program Committee and be able to meet in person or Zoom 1x a month
  • Be an ambassador for PPCM
  • Help to educate the community about PPCM
  • Know about the current exhibit rooms and special things about each and maybe how they came to be

Recommended Volunteer Qualifications:


  • At least 14 years old; 12 years old with an adult
  • Must be in Colorado Springs and able to come to the museum
  • Enjoy meeting and interacting with other people
  • Personable, outgoing
  • Reliable, responsible
  • Extensive prior knowledge of PPCM and play, STEAM, and children’s museum is not required, but a prospective docent should have a working knowledge of these things and a desire to learn about them
  • Able to work independently
  • Able to accept supervision
  • Able to speak comfortably before groups of people
  • Physically able to work in the museum - standing, kneeling, etc.
  • Enthusiastic, flexible

4 Shifts

  • 08:30 AM to 12:30 PM
    Tuesdays - Saturdays
  • 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM
    Saturdays
  • 03:30 PM to 07:30 PM
    Tuesdays - Fridays
  • 05:30 PM to 09:30 PM
    This shift is once a month for our Night at the Museum. It is the 3rd Friday of each month.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Pikes Peak Children's Museum

Location:

2565 Airport Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80910, US

Mission Statement

PPCM is a community-built, hands-on educational destination that engages ALL children and their grown-ups by sparking creativity through purposeful play.

Description

VISION:

Our vision is to be a trusted, growing educational resource, and a community collaborator who offers opportunities to inspire children to reach their unique potential.

The express objectives of PPCM are to provide:
  • A dynamic hands-on, engaging and fun educational experience focused on the age group 0-10.
  • A place for this demographic to encounter boundless opportunities for discovery and imagination, sparking a passion for life-long learning.
  • A compelling environment to nurture wonder and creativity, encouraging children’s innate desire to explore the world around them.
  • An indispensable resource for children, families, the community at large and elementary-level educators as a mutually beneficial connecting point.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 4 shifts

WHERE

2565 Airport RoadColorado Springs, CO 80910

(38.82471,-104.78233)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Child Development
  • Computer Science
  • Woodworking
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training

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