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.
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.
The Mariners’ Museum and Park are in need of Docents. The Docent’s role is one of greeter, teacher, interpreter and guide. Docents are the “voice” of The Mariners’ Museum to the visiting public.
Work Location: Education and Museum Galleries
Job Description: The Mariners’ Museum is seeking Docents to assist with the following duties:
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.
Supervisor: Lauren T. Furey, Coordinator of Interpretation and Volunteers
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:
The position involves interaction with 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.