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Volunteer with the Capital Jewish Museum's Activation Squad
ORGANIZATION: LILLIAN & ALBERT SMALL CAPITAL JEWISH MUSEUM INC
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2 people are interested
Become a Member of CJM's Activation Squad
In support of the opening of the new Capital Jewish Museum, its exhibitions, programs, and Community Action Lab the Capital Jewish Museum is recruiting Activation Volunteers. Volunteers will work independently for short, visitor-driven interactions with content, themes, and exhibition interactives in the museum galleries. They will also work in Community Action Lab, the Museum’s hands-on maker and action space for children, families, and adults focused on experimental and experiential learning and engagement.
In the Gallery
- Facilitating meaningful visitor experiences within the museum gallery spaces.
- Create a space of belonging for diverse visitors to deeply engage with exhibition components.
- Facilitate inquiry-based learning and exploration through inviting visitors to participate in the exhibition interactives.
- Invite visitors to share and listening to their stories, reflections, and experiences.
- Encourage self-reflection and interaction among visitors exploring the galleries.
In the Community Action Lab
- Facilitating meaningful visitor experiences
- Create a space of belonging for diverse visitors to more deeply engage with and explore the themes and values discussed in the museum exhibitions.
- Facilitate inquiry-based learning and exploration through interactive Lab ACT-ivities that incorporate play, critical thinking, creative expression, and discovery.
- Encourage self-reflection and interactions among lab visitors to pursue social action initiatives beyond the museum inspired by their museum experience and lab resources.
- Assisting with daily operations in the Community Action Lab
- Prepare the space for the Lab ACT-ivity of the day.
- Regularly tidy up the Lab and the activity materials throughout the day and between visitors.
- Answer questions related to the completion of the Lab ACT-ivity
- Engage with visitors to help them interact with the ACT-ivities and facilitate creativity, reflection, inquiry, and conversation.
- Supporting core programmatic and educational offerings
- Setup and take down the space for a variety of programs and events (including but not limited to): Museum After Hours, Maker Mornings, Family Days, Storytime, Nights at the Round Table etc).
- Check in and orient program attendees
- Assist with program execution, answering questions, wayfinding and directing visitors, tidying up and resetting activities and materials throughout the event.
IF YOU EXCEL AT AND ENJOY
- Interacting with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles
- Facilitating reflection, inquiry, and critical and creative thinking (without telling visitors what to think or how to engage)
- Ascertaining visitors’ preferred exhibition interaction preferences.
IF YOU HAVE
- Experience working in an interactive, informal education space
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills
- An interest in local history, Jewish culture and values, and social action.
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO
- Commit to at least two four-hour shifts per month (with weekend availability)
- Handle frequent walking, standing, bending, and lifting (15 pounds or less)
Then please apply to become a member of our Activation Squad. Website to learn more and apply: https://capitaljewishmuseum.org/jobs/volunteers/
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About LILLIAN & ALBERT SMALL CAPITAL JEWISH MUSEUM INC
1319 F St NW, 810, Washington, DC 20004, US
The new Capital Jewish Museum inspires visitors to connect, reflect and act: connect personally and collectively, reflect on the relevance of the past to today, and act on behalf of their values and communities. With its unconventional, experimental spirit, the CJM explores the Jewish experience in the national capital region, and serves as a secular space for storytelling, connection, and dialogue across cultural communities in our city.
For nearly 60 years, as the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington, we collected and shared stories about the unique nature of Jewish life in our nation's capital - a history that is at once local, national, and international.
In 1969, we saved the city's oldest synagogue building by moving it three blocks from its original site in the heart of the historic Jewish neighborhood to the corner of Third & G Streets, NW. Community contributions and a gift from Lillian & Albert Small helped restore the synagogue, which is listed on the National Register for Historic Places.
For the next 40 years, the synagogue served as the centerpiece of all our activities including an expanding archival collection, exhibitions, educational programs, and neighborhood walking tours.
In 2018, the JHSGW adopted our new name - Lillian & Albert Small Capital Jewish Museum - as we prepare to build and launch a new public museum.
575 3rd Street NorthwestWashington, DC 20001
February 23, 2023
- General Education
- Exhibition Arts
- Adult Education
- People Skills
- Relationship Building
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 8 hours per month
- All volunteers must show proof of vaccination against COVID-19. All volunteers must be able to attend training sessions from March – May 2023. All volunteers must be able to commit to at least one year of service (June 2023 – June 2024).