Volunteer Opportunities

 The Mariners' Museum offers volunteer opportunities in key roles such as museum tour guides, artifact conservation, collections management, library research and landscaping, as well as a host of other services that support the museum's programs. Join The Mariners' Museum volunteer corps and start reeling in the benefits that can be yours while supporting one of the nations leading maritime museums and on of our region's greatest treasures.

VOLUNTEER

Support volunteers work behind the scenes in all aspects of the Museum’s daily activities—from research to marketing and everything in between.

List of Volunteer Positions:Volunteering - The Mariners' Museum

  • Tour guides and interpreters
  • Library Support
  • Researching
  • Membership and Development
  • Marketing
  • Noland Park and Trail Assistant
  • Landscaping

CLICK HERE to fill out online application form

JR VOLUNTEER PROGRAM

The position involves interaction visitors to the Museum. The individual must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience and communicating with a variety of ages. The position involves daily interaction with school groups and the general public, helping to provide assistance with summer programming including but not limited to “Maritime Mondays”, assisting with the Activity Ship, and hands on experiments in the galleries. Each Junior Volunteer will also be assisting our educator staff when giving public presentations, helping to set-up and clean-up as necessary.  Ages 14-18

CLICK HERE to fill out a Jr. Volunteer application form

DOCENT

The Docent’s role is one of teacher, interpreter, and guide. Docents are the “voice” of The Mariners’ Museum to the visiting public. Docents interpret the artifacts, thus providing the visitor with a greater understanding and appreciation of the Museum’s collections and exhibits.

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GALLERY EDUCATORS

The Mariners' Museum and Park are in need of Gallery Educators. The GEs role is one of teacher, interpreter and guide. GEs are the "voice" of The Mariners' Museum to the visiting public.

Work Location: Education and Museum Galleries

Job Description: The Mariners' Museum is seeking Gallery Educators to assist with the following duties:

  • NCIS Tables (Non-costumed Interpretive Stations)
    • Spice - "A Catalyst for Discovery"
    • The Monitor Sailor
    • Knot Tying Aboard Ship
    • Buoyancy - "Will Your Ship Float?"
    • Desalination - Fresh Water At Sea
    • Savage Ancient Seas special gallery programming
  • The position involves daily interaction with school groups and the general public.
  • Assisting with the Activity Ship with games and sailor dress-up activities.
  • Assisting our educator staff when giving public presentations, helping to set-up and clean-up as necessary.
  • Assisting with the new Explorer's Theater.

Volunteer Hours: 4-10 hours per week, flexible, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays 11 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Appropriate Education Requirements: College Studies

Required Skills: Interest in Museum Education, Science and/or History. The individual must be comfortable speaking in front of an audience and communicating with a variety of ages.

Supervisors:
Lauren T. Furey, Coordinator of Interpretation and Volunteers
Wisteria Perry, Manage of Student Programs
Erica Deale, Science Educator

Contact Lauren T. Furey, lfurey@marinersmuseum.org or (757)591-7747

INTERNSHIPS

High school through post-graduate school students interested in gaining knowledge in the field of maritime history, museum collections, education, or other aspects of the maritime or museum worlds are invited to inquire about internships at The Mariners’ Museum. We offer both paid and un-paid internships providing the opportunity for students to expand their knowledge in a museum setting and gain practical experience for entering the history or museum job market.
 

Summer Paleontology Intern

The Mariners' Museum is seeking an intern for the summer of 2014 to assist in the development and delivery of paleontology programming related to our upcoming Savage Ancient Seas: Dinosaurs of the Deep exhibition. Programming includes summer camps, day programs, and activities for the general public.

Intern Stipend: A small stipend is available.

Intern Work Status: Part-time. However, during the weeks of the camps you may work up to 40 hours per week.

Expected Project Duration: May 15, 2014 to August 18, 2014 (Some flexibility with the start date)

Hours: Hours will vary based on programming needs. Planning weeks will be 10 - 15 hours/ camp weeks will be 40 hours. Intern must be available to work camp weeks (5 weeks total).

Appropriate Educational Requirements: College studies in geology and/or paleontology, preferred.

Required Skills: Valid driver's license. An interest in geology and/or paleontology. Must be able to work well with others as well as independently and in all types of weather. Work well with the public, specifically children.

Direct Supervisor: Manager of School Programs

Background check will be required upon hiring.

CLICK HERE to fill out online application form
 


Benefits 

Members of the Docent and Volunteer Corps are extended awards, benefits, and discounts as expressions of appreciation for their service to the Museum and as a means of supporting their ongoing education.

Discounts

  • A 10% discount at The Museum Gift Shop
  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Free or reduced rates for educational programs and lectures
  • Free subscription to the Mariners' Museum calendar of events

Training

  • Educational training sessions
  • Opportunities for on-site studies and field trips to promote and enhance knowledge in various maritime subjects at minimum or no cost

 

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