Volunteer/Intern

Internship and Volunteer Opportunities

 

Spring Museum Education Internship

Volunteer Docents 

 

Spring Museum Education Internship

 Duration: January 15th-May 29th   

 The Maryland Historical Society (MdHS) seeks an enthusiastic intern (undergraduate, graduate, or recent graduate) for the spring semester to assist the Education Department in expanding our reach with diverse youth and adult audiences.

Responsibilities & Learning Opportunities

  • Create and lead programs designed for school, homeschool, and family audiences
  • Research topics within MdHS’s special collections
  • Learn about museum departments
  • Experience behind-the-scenes access to our collections
  • Receive training on museum methodology and MdHS collections and exhibitions

Qualifications

  • Pursuing a degree in History, Museum Studies, Education, Public History, or American Studies
  • Ability to lead indoor walking tours (including stairs) of up to 3 hours
  • Strong communication, organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Enthusiastic desire and ability to work with children, engage visitors with history, and interact with diverse museum audiences
  • Mature, outgoing, motivated, customer service-focused and team-oriented.

 

·         Must be able to commit 10-12 hours per week

  • Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
  • One evening or weekend day per month. 

Benefits

  • Stipend of $1,000 for the semester
  • Complimentary MdHS membership, including free Library and Museum admission
  • Opportunities to strengthen resume and portfolio
  • Free parking

To Apply

·         Please email your resume and cover letter to David Armenti, darmenti@mdhs.org, Director of Education.

·         Deadline: December 13, 2019

 

                                                                                 

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