Volunteers of the Tuolumne County Museum

HISTORY CENTER VOLUNTEER

Job Description

  

Importance of Position:

  • Represent the Tuolumne County Museum while assisting users

  • Accurately perform archival duties

 

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn written material and train with an experienced History Center Volunteer

  • Aptitude for detail and neatness

  • Willingness and ability to work independently

  • Enthusiastic attitude toward sharing learned material and procedures with peers and visitors

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend training and orientation sessions

  • Learn the printed material provided during training

  • Refer questions to the appropriate staff person

  • Accurately and thoroughly perform assigned duties

  • Inform designated representative of Museum Board of Governors in cases of absence

  • Accurately record your volunteer hours

 

Training Provided:

  • Familiarity with various archive material and artifacts

  • In-depth training on handling of archival material

  • In-depth training in specialized areas such as computer input, photos, etc.

 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Satisfaction of preserving historical documents and artifacts

  • Opportunity to become experienced in archive preservation

  • Opportunity to develop communications skills

 

MUSEUM DOCENT

Job Description

 

Importance of Position:

  • Represent the Tuolumne County Museum

  • Accurately present and promote the history of Tuolumne County

 

Qualifications:

  • Willingness to learn written material and train with an experienced docent

  • Willingness and ability to work with others and independently

  • Enthusiastic attitude toward sharing learned material with visitors

  • Capable of controlling the actions of visitors while conducting tours (including students or children)

  • Willingness and ability to handle money, answer questions and phone calls

 

Responsibilities:

  • Attend training and orientation sessions

  • Learn the printed material provided during training

  • Refer questions to the appropriate staff person

  • Be knowledgeable regarding Tuolumne County Historical Society‚Äôs current and standing activities and printed material

  • Accurately handling money and prepare sales receipts

  • Contact designated representative of Museum Board of Governors in a timely manner if unable to meet scheduled commitments

  • Accurately record your volunteer hours

 

Training Provided:

  • Interpretive training for tours of the museum

  • Clerical processing of front desk sales and familiarity with printed material

 

Benefits of Volunteering:

  • Opportunity to learn in-depth information about local history

  • Satisfaction of providing historical information to visitors

  • Opportunity to become experienced with museum displays, holdings and printed material

  • Opportunity to develop communications skills

 

I would like to volunteer

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