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Volunteering

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.

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

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:

  • We have a tiered program for Docents depending on their level of training: greeters, gallery interpreters, tour leaders,Speakers Bureau and more.
  • The position involves daily interaction with school groups and the general public.
  • Assisting our educator staff when giving public presentations, helping to set-up and clean-up as necessary.
  • Assisting with the 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.

Supervisor: Lauren T. Furey, Coordinator of Interpretation and Volunteers

 



Battle of Hampton RoadsSupport 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:

  • Library Support
  • Researching
  • Membership and Development
  • Marketing
  • Noland Park and Trail Assistant
  • Landscaping
  • Education

 



Ages 14-18

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.

 



 

For more information contact: 

Lauren T. Furey, 

(757) 591-7747

lfurey@marinersmuseum.org