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901 W. Pratt StreetBaltimore, MD 21223

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Summary:Docents interact directly with visitors in facilitating education and public programs. Tasks include providing general knowledge on the Museum's campus and collections to visitors, and may include facilitating educational school programs and outreach programming. Docents should arrive thirty minutes prior to their assigned shift. Must be able interact with children. Formal training provided. Regular schedule encouraged.

Functions and Responsibilities:

  • To courteously greet visitors, answer questions, assist with general information and inquiries while developing knowledge and demonstrate visitor-friendly behavior
  • To educate visitors about the site, collections and exhibits of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum
  • Facilitate education, public and outreach programming
  • Support staff in daily operation of museum
  • Communicate effectively and use good judgment and discretion

Physical Standards:

  • Walk/stand 75-100% of the time

If interested visit borail.org and visit the Become a Volunteer page to fill out an application online.


  • Public Speaking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum one day a month
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