The Office of Visitor and Guest Services at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is looking to add a new class of Visitor Information Volunteers to our volunteer program. We are seeking enthusiastic, flexible individuals with a passion for African American history and culture to welcome and assist our visitors. We are looking exclusively for volunteers with availability Monday through Friday from 1PM to 5PM and on Saturdays from 1PM to 5PM.
If you are looking for a dynamic experience where you will interact with visitors from all over the world, apply at https://nmaahc.si.edu/connect/volunteer. The application period will close on December 31, 2020.
Visitor Information Volunteers create opportunities for visitors to engage with the museum’s content in a meaningful way. As part of the Office of Visitor and Guest Services, Visitor Information Volunteers greet and welcome visitors, encourage an exploration of the museum’s exhibitions and daily program offerings, and provide information about surrounding attractions. Volunteers are stationed at the Welcome Desk and strategically throughout the museum to serve as a resource to visitors who require orientation, information and emotional assistance.
Desired Skills and Abilities
The monthly time commitment is two four-hour shifts (8hrs) each month. Continued volunteer service is subject to meeting this time commitment and maintaining performance in line with volunteer requirements. Volunteers must commit to at least two years of service as a Visitor Information Volunteer before they may seek additional volunteer opportunities within NMAAHC.
We are looking exclusively for volunteers with availability on weekdays from 1PM to 5PM and on Saturdays from 1PM to 5PM.
Due to COVID-19 the training program will be comprised of online sessions in 2021 with in-person sessions to follow at a later time. Training includes directed and independent study; lectures and demonstrations by NMAAHC staff and other experts; activities; and on-the-job experience.
How do I apply?
We will begin accepting applications for Visitor Information Volunteers starting June 1st. The application period will remain open from June 1, 2020 until December 31, 2020 or until an acceptable number of applicants have been reached.
The Office of Visitor and Guest Services at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture is looking to add a new class of Visitor Information Volunteers to our volunteer program. We are seeking enthusiastic…