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Museum Attendant

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ORGANIZATION: WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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Principle Duties and Responsibilities:
* Protects works of art from theft, vandalism, and accidental damage.
* Interacts with visitors to give directions, and information, and provides general assistance.
* Answers general questions from Museum visitors and refers questions concerning the museum or collection to the museum manager as needed.
* Greets visitors, guides them to sign the guest book, and collects admission donations.
* Assists in opening and closing the Museum.
* Inspects items on view at the beginning and end of each rotation, and keeps the spaces neat and tidy with light cleaning duties (vacuum, dust, sweep).
* Assists with other Museum activities as assigned.
Reports to: Historic Hawken House Museum Manager

Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities:
* Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 lbs.
* Should have good verbal communication skills in order to speak to visitors and be understood.
* Must be tactful and polite in dealing with the public.
* Must be presentable at all times through proper grooming and personal hygiene.
* Must be observant in order to detect and report unusual behavior or circumstances.
* Must be alert and able to respond quickly in an emergency.
* Must be able to work a flexible schedule

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About WEBSTER GROVES HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

1155 S ROCK HILL RD, WEBSTER GRVS, MO 63119, US

Mission Statement

The beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.

Description

The Hawken House was the home of Christopher and Mary Ann Hawken. It was built in 1867 and owned by the Hawken family until 1912. Several other families later called this house their home until it was purchased by the Webster Groves Historical Society and moved to its current location in 1970. Graciously furnished to reflect a post Civil War home of a gentleman farmer, the Hawken House Museum preserves the artifacts and the stories of the Hawken family’s era. Today, the beautifully restored Hawken House with its elegant period furnishings is open to the public for tours, and our extensive Archive devoted to local history is maintained just a few feet away in the 30-year old History Barn that also houses the Hearth Room, a community event venue with seating for 120.
We are seeking volunteers to assist us with programming, events, tours, archive management, landscaping, and Architectural Preservation.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1155 South Rock HIll RoadWebster GrovesWebster Groves, MO 63119

(38.57341,-90.36647)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Library Sciences
  • Public Relations
  • Arts Administration
  • Curating
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • 4-6 hours a week
  • • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, walk, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 lbs • Should have good verbal communication skills in order to speak to visitors and be understood. • Must be tactful

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