Volunteer/Intern

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 

VOLUNTEER DOCENTS

 

The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS), a museum and library in Baltimore, is recruiting volunteer docents to deliver interactive tours and programs for student and adult groups. We are seeking candidates who have an interest in history, enjoy working with students and the public, and feel comfortable speaking to groups.  Training on MdHS collections, exhibitions, tour methodology and themes, and museum policies will be provided. Volunteers are scheduled as needed upon mutual agreement with MdHS staff for the following:

 

School Tours

·         Offered on Wednesdays and Fridays between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm from September through June

·         2 hour museum tours that emphasize hands-on activities rather than lecturing

·         Primarily for elementary and middle school students, occasional high school groups

 

Adult Tours

·         Offered occasionally Wednesdays through Sundays between 10:00 am and 5:00 pm year-round

·         1 hour museum tours that combine docent-led discussions with lecture

·         Primarily for senior adults

 

We prefer candidates willing to deliver both school and adult tours.  Additional volunteer opportunities are available for non-school groups, summer programs, and public programs.

Qualifications

  • 18 years or older
  • Enthusiastic and friendly personality
  • Interest in and some knowledge of American history and culture
  • Physical ability to lead indoor walking tours (including stairs) of up to 2 hours

Benefits

  • Complimentary MdHS membership, including free library and museum admission
  • Complimentary admission to MdHS lectures and programs
  • Professional orientation and ongoing monthly training
  • Annual enrichment field trip
  • Ability to see the behind-the-scenes of MdHS.
  • An opportunity to make new friends with similar interests!

To Apply

 Please email your completed Education Volunteer Application to: darmenti@mdhs.org or mail yourmaterials to David Armenti, Director of Education at Maryland Historical Society 201 W. Monument St. Baltimore, MD 21201

 Docent Application