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Museum Docent

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ORGANIZATION: WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM INC

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We have two Museum buildings - both are old cottages that have been moved to their current locations. One Docent serves at each cottage. The two cottages have quite different exhibits, but each reflects the history of Wrightsville Beach. We provide a Docent Manual which gives detailed information on the contents of the two museums as well as the history of Wrightsville Beach.

The Docent's primary "job" is to greet visitors, give them a brief tour of the museum, try to answer their questions, and make them feel welcome. Some of our visitors have never before visited Wrightsville Beach (or Wilmington). some have lived here for many years, and some grew up here many years ago. They all have something in common...an interest in and curiosity about Wrightsville Beach and its history.

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
    Our Docents participate in one of two shifts: 10 am - 1 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm, Thurs, Fri & Sat and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday.
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
    Our Docents participate in one of two shifts: 10 am - 1 pm and 1 pm - 4 pm, Thurs, Fri & Sat and 1 pm - 4 pm on Sunday.
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH MUSEUM INC

Location:

PO BOX 584, WRITSVLLE BCH, NC 28480, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is to collect, care for, exhibit, and interpret items that serve to illustrate the history of Wrightsville Beach. The museum’s collections contain items that best depict this history in terms of natural resources, exploration, settlement, trade, transportation, education, and cultural and social development.

Description

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is a non-profit institution governed by a board of Directors. Their purpose is to promote and advance the understanding and enjoyment of the history of Wrightsville Beach, helping the museum to educate and serve the community through exhibition and interpretation. The museum relies on memberships, donations, and fundraisers to fund its exhibits and programs. Museum volunteers perform valuable service and are essential to the life of the museum. We do not receive public funding. Annual public fundraisers include an Oyster Roast, Lumina Daze, Shrimperoo, and Jingle Bell 5K Run.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

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

WHERE

303 West Salisbury StreetWrightsville Beach, NC 28480

(34.21663,-77.80311)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each shift is 3 hours; some docents work weekly, some monthly, and some alternate their schedules. We're flexible!
  • Friendliness and a willingness and ability to interact with visitors (and to listen!).

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