Become a Support Volunteer
Our Support Volunteers are integral to the day-to-day operations of the Capital Jewish Museum and may be asked to assist with any of the roles described below.
- Welcome visitors to the museum
- Provide wayfinding information
- Direct visitors to special programs and events
- Share information about ongoing and upcoming programs, resources, and exhibitions
Special Events and Public Programs
- Assist with setup and takedown for programs and events
- Check in program attendees
- Provide direction for attendees throughout an event
Office and Collections Support
- Support various office tasks such as filing or assisting with mailings
- Digitize records and collections
IF YOU EXCEL AT AND ENJOY
- Fulfilling a variety of roles and being flexible
- Pivoting from task to task
- Having new and different experiences
- Interacting with diverse audiences
IF YOU HAVE
- An interest in working in a museum environment
- A desire to meet new people
- Strong communication skills
IF YOU ARE ABLE TO
- Commit to at least two four-hour shifts a month (with weekend availability)
- Handle frequent walking, standing, bending, and lifting (15 pounds or less)
Then please apply to be a Support Volunteer (must be 18 years or older, are subject to a background check, and able to commit to one year of service).
APPLICATION AND INTERVIEW
Selected applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview with CJM staff.
- All volunteer applicants must be 18 years or older.
- All volunteers are required to pass a background check and show proof of vaccination against COVID-19.
- All volunteers must be able to attend training sessions from March – May 2023.
- All volunteers must be able to commit to a minimum of 2 4-hour shifts per month (with weekend availability)
- All volunteers must be able to commit to at least one year of service (June 2023 – June 2024).
TRAINING AND EVALUATION
- Prospective Support Volunteers are required to attend up to 16 hours of training sessions from March – May 2023.
- All volunteers are subject to a 6-month probationary period.
- During this period volunteers undergo two formal – at the completion of their training and 3 months into their service.
- In addition, all volunteers undergo a formal review annually.
- The probationary evaluations and annual review determine a volunteer’s eligibility to continue with the Capital Jewish Museum