The Neville Public Museum
Education and Events I volunteers work with visitors on our busiest days to help bring our exhibits to life and assist with programs and events.
As an Education and Events I volunteer you’ll work as a gallery guide in the exhibits, sharing information about our artifacts and displays using our hands-on teaching collection items. The most important role you’ll play is making visitors feel welcome and appreciated at the museum, and creating a fun and comfortable atmosphere.
Volunteers are asked to commit to one of the following shifts each week:
- Saturdays, 10:00-Noon
- Saturdays, Noon-2:00 p.m.
Volunteers who would like to pick up extra time may also commit to working the first Wednesday of each month, 5:30-7:30 p.m. during our Brown County resident Free Night.
There will also be other opportunities to come in during special events and programs throughout the year; these opportunities will be communicated to you as they arise. Examples include programming for Kid’s Day, Fourth of July, US Bank Eve, Einstein Expo, and other events on- and off-site.
Education and Events I volunteers are asked to commit to a minimum of two hours per week for three months. If you are not able to commit to those hours, one of our other volunteer positions may be a better fit at this time.
Education and Events I volunteers must have the interest and ability to:
- Commit to and maintain a regular schedule
- Work with visitors to the museum of all ages, especially children and families
- Talk and move throughout the exhibits for two hours
- Correspond with museum staff via email
- Prepare for their role through independent study and research
- Volunteers must pass a county background check
An initial training session will be scheduled during the week, and should take about two hours. This session will consist of a tour of the museum, an explanation of policies and procedures for volunteers, and a demonstration of how to work as a gallery guide. Volunteers are asked to then become familiar with the exhibits by spending additional time exploring the galleries and by utilizing training documents provided by the museum.
Volunteers will be given feedback after their first shifts, and will meet with the museum’s staff supervisor every 3 months to discuss how things are going and what additional training might be helpful.