Calling All Volunteers! Maltz Museum Looking for New Tour Guides

Docent Tour Guide Training Scheduled for July and August

Cleveland, Ohio (June 24, 2013) - The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage is currently recruiting volunteer docents to lead student and adult tours of the permanent collections and special exhibitions. The Museum is also continually looking for volunteers and interns to assist with all aspects of operation – greeting visitors, assisting customers in the Museum Store, database and office work, assisting at events and more.  Experience working with youth as a docent or teacher is helpful but not necessary, but enthusiasm is! Training classes run July 17 – August 28; registration deadline for training is Friday, July 12.

 

For the docent, the work is enriching and educational, a creative and exciting way to continue lifelong learning and support the Museum’s work.  Docents hear the inside story of exhibits from the Museum’s staff, learn from leading professors and community leaders and interact with a diverse range of museum visitors and topics.

 

Join us and make an impact on our community as we celebrate Cleveland’s rich history, warn about the dangers of hatred, and engage with people from a wide variety of backgrounds to help envision a better tomorrow.

 

For more information and to arrange an application and interview please contact Martha Sivertson, Director of Volunteer and Visitor Services at 216.593.0587 or msivertson@mmjh.org no later than July 12th.

Training Schedule

All training to take place at the Maltz Museum

Wednesday, July 17…9am

Lessons of the Holocaust

Professor Jay Gellar – Case Western Reserve University

 

Thursday, July 18…9am

Early Cleveland Jewish History and the Impact of Immigration on Cleveland’s Heritage

Sean Martin – Associate Curator, Western Reserve Historical Society

 

Wednesday, July 24

The History of Anti-Semitism

Jill Rembrandt – Director of Education, Maltz Museum

 

Thursday, July 25

Judaism As an Evolving Religious Civilization

Mark Davidson – Manager of School & Family Programs, Maltz Museum

 

August 5 – 28…morning and afternoon sessions

Weekly hands-on training sessions focused on leading gallery tours