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Volunteer for The Negros Museum!

The Negros Museum needs competent volunteers to help us with a wide range of activities, some working on a weekly schedule, others working on an occasional basis or on specific events. Some work with our visiting public, others work behind the scenes. While specific needs vary throughout the year, here are descriptions about ongoing volunteer positions.

Program Volunteers:

Explainers interact with visitors, demonstrate exhibits and make presentations with some of our exhibits. Initial and ongoing monthly training from Museum education staff is provided, with very little daily staff supervision. An ability to interact comfortably with visitors in English (especially with school children) and work independently is essential. Time commitment: 8 hours/week.

Tour Guides escort visitors inside the museum building and helping our visitors sharpen their observation skills. Initial orientation from Museum education staff is provided. Proficiency in English, interest in history and people are key qualifications. Time commitment: 8 hours/week

Special event days volunteers help with set-up, installation and dismantling of artworks / displays. Interest and ability to take on a variety of task is important. Time commitment: about 6 hours/event.

Reception volunteers organize and serve refreshments for occasional Museum special events and exhibit openings. Ability to coordinate, purchase, prepare and present refreshments. Time commitment: about 6 hours/event.

Materials prep volunteers purchase and prepare the crafts and hands-on activities that are an integral part of The Negros Museums programs and activities. Most projects are carried out by Museum education staff, but interested volunteers can initiate project design as well. Time commitment: 4-8 hours/program.

Exhibit Volunteers:

Design and research volunteers take on tasks, under the supervision of The Negros Museums Curatorial staff, involving initial planning and library research for new or revised exhibits. Time commitment: varies.

Production and repairs volunteers work with Museum staff in building, painting, maintaining and fixing exhibits. Experience with carpentry, power tools and machinery very helpful . Time commitment: weekly or monthly.

Landscaping and Repairs volunteers help with annual maintenance and special plantings or clean-ups. Time commitment: 4-6 hours on occasional basis.

Museum Operations:

Admissions Desk/Gift Shop volunteers work side-by-side with a Museum staff person, handling both visitor admission and Gift Shop sales. This job involves greeting visitors, charging admissions fees, answering questions, operating the shop cash register and general monitoring. A friendly manner in dealing with the general public is very important. Time commitment: varies.

Office volunteers work with the Administrative Office behind the scenes on a variety of tasks, depending on their skills and interests. Possibilities include: answering the phone, library work, survey compilation, mailings, computer work and research for public relations materials. Time commitment: varies.

Fundraising Volunteers:

Fund Raiser volunteers help the museum deliver posters, press releases and other advertising materials, sell tickets, write letters, update mailing list and contact people for fund raising purposes.

If you'd like to find out more about volunteer activities at The Negros Museum, please call 434-5552 or 433-4764 or email us at negmus@mozcom.com