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ORGANIZATION: Octagon Museum

Museum Docents-provide tours of the house and manage front desk operations.

  • Commitment-at least one shift per month. Shifts include, a private tour, assisting with a special event/program/exhibit launch and/or regular museum hours
  • Training-virtual and onsite components, docent handbook, supplemental materials, and hands on training opportunities
  • Benefits-free Octagon Alliance membership, 20% discount in AIA bookstore, invitations to special and member-only events, volunteer events and outings
  • Qualifications-eager to engage with the public, enjoy connecting with visitors from around the world, excited about our mission and telling the story of the Octagon. Minimum age is 16. Both student service-learning hours and internship hours are encouraged.
  • Please be advised, the Octagon is not ADA Accessible and there are multiple flights of stairs throughout the house.
  • Masks are required for staff, volunteers, and visitors, regardless of vaccination status.

3 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About Octagon Museum

Location:

1735 NEW YORK AVE NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20006, US

Mission Statement

We believe architects use the power of design to solve problems, transform lives, and create a better world. As the philanthropic partner of The American Institute of Architects (AIA), the Architects Foundation’s programs harness the irrepressible spirit of architects to support and empower a next-generation design community.

Description

As a museum and exhibit space, the oldest private residence in DC now hosts programs demonstrating the cultural and societal impact of architects and architecture, and the architect’s potential to create a just and equitable society. The Octagon is our place of inspiration for a promising and diverse architectural future.

CAUSE AREAS

Advocacy & Human Rights
Arts & Culture
Community
Advocacy & Human Rights, Arts & Culture, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 3 shifts

WHERE

1735 New York Avenue NorthwestWashington, DC 20006

(38.89677,-77.04108)
 

SKILLS

  • Visual Arts
  • Photography
  • Administrative Support
  • Painting
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least one shift per month. Shifts include, a private tour, assisting with a special event/program/exhibit launch and/or regular museum hours

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