|New Docent Training Begins July 2017
Call 216.593.0587 or click here for more information.
Calling all community members:
We need people like you at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage!
The Maltz Museum couldn’t exist without our volunteers. Over the last four years, more than 30,000 volunteer hours have been donated to the Museum, making it possible for us to fulfill our mission to build bridges of understanding among cultures. Our volunteers can be any age, background, race or religion. Our convenient east-side location is safe and accessible with free parking (including handicapped and alternative fuel vehicle spaces and a bike rack).
Volunteers are vital to many aspects of our work, helping our small staff do big things. Volunteers are often the first friendly face visitors see when they enter or shop in the Museum Store. You might train as a docent to lead student or adult tours for our Permanent Collections or a special exhibition, help out in the office and with special projects, call members to thank them for their support, share our story or participate in community events as a member of our Speaker’s Bureau, serve on committees, collaborate with other volunteers to help other community organizations through our Mitzvah Corps, or become a part of our Friends Group to run events and programs that raise funds and more friends for the Museum. We’re always looking for interns, and for people with special skills like data entry, photography, graphic design and social media management.
Volunteers are on the front line of Museum activities, programs and education. Benefits include:
- Special behind-the-scenes access to the Museum, exhibitions and programs (and sometimes advance notice before programs are opened to the public)
- Meet local and visiting dignitaries, artists and curators and work with professional museum staff
- A first-hand look at how exhibitions and programs are developed, and the inner workings of a state-of-the-art Museum
- Special training, enrichment and collaborative opportunities – just the place for a lifelong learner
- Extra discounts on programs and in the Museum Store
- Annual volunteer appreciation event
- Making friends through shared interests and social activities
- Build your resume using your skills or learning new ones
- Expand your knowledge of Judaism and other cultural competence/diversity issues