|Do you enjoy meeting new people?
Are you interested in history and the decorative arts?
You can combine your interests!
Mount Clare Museum House is looking for women and men interested in bringing the wonderful storied history of this beautiful 1760s Georgian mansion to life!
Volunteers are needed in a variety of capacities, especially as tour guides.
Mount Clare is looking for volunteers to assist us Thursday through Sunday
11:00 to 4:00. You may select a flexible or regular schedule to volunteer.
If you are interested in volunteering for any of these positions, please
contact us at 410-752-2490 ext. 209 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A Volunteer Application form is available here.
The following positions are open:
Enthusiastic, articulate individuals, who love history and extraordinary museum objects, are needed to give guided tours. A willing-to-learn-spirit and sharing our rich history are required. No experience necessary! Training and materials will be provided.
Assist curatorial staff to conduct research in support of museum exhibitions, publications, and special projects. Research and develop permanent collection records. Candidates must demonstrate proven organizational skills, research methods, and communication skills. A major in history, art, art history, or other related field is desirable.
Copy documents, filing, mailings, occasional light typing and other
miscellaneous tasks. Training will be provided.
School and Scout Group Assistant
Assist the staff with programming for school and scout groups taking part in
hands-on demonstrations, games and crafts at the Museum as well as outreach venues. Must enjoy teaching children and working with craft projects. No experience necessary! Training will be provided. Required commitment will be on an as needed basis.
WHAT IS IT LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT MOUNT CLARE?
Benefits of volunteering at Mount Clare:
- 20% discount in the Mount Clare museum shop
- Discounted or free admission to other participating historic sites in Baltimore
- Free admission to Mount Clare and other person
- Access to the Mount Clare Museum House research library
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
- Most volunteer positions are primarily indoors. There may be some exceptions (such as gardeners) that spend the majority of time outside.
- Because it is an historic home, Mount Clare Museum House is not fully accessible for people with some disabilities. The docent position requires volunteers to stand and walk for extended periods of time, and to travel up and down the main staircase in the house. Ask about other volunteer positions if a docent position does not match your personal requirements.
- Mount Clare is air conditioned during summer months, and heated during the winter.
- Volunteers must be willing and able to develop a basic knowledge of the Mount Clare story, Baltimore, Maryland, and colonial American history, and for docents – interpretive techniques. Docents should be comfortable speaking to the public in both one-on-one and group (up to 15) situations.
- Docents will participate in an in depth education program consisting of classroom and on-the-job activities. A complete education manual will be provided for all new docents. Other volunteers will receive on-the-job training and guidance.
- Additional training, including lectures and field trips, may be scheduled throughout the year.
- Changes to procedures will be communicated to all volunteers in a timely manner.
- Volunteers are requested to work a minimum of two periods, of at least three hours each, or six hours per month. If possible, volunteers are asked to schedule themselves for the same period each month to facilitate planning for the volunteer’s assistance.
- General supervision of volunteers will be the responsibility of the museum staff. Volunteers may be assigned to work closely with another staff or boar.
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