Why We Volunteer with the Maltz Museum
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Over the past five years, 135 volunteers have donated their time and talents to the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, one of the Federation’s beneficiary agencies. Without volunteers the Maltz Museum couldn’t exist. Together, volunteers have dedicated around 50,000 hours into making it possible for the globally recognized museum to continue to bring history to life and people together.
At the Maltz Museum, docents facilitate learning and interpretation of themes within the core collections and special exhibits. They enable visitors to understand the exhibits by giving them the tools to make sense of the objects they see. Docents also lead conversation and activities that create a deeper understanding and engagement with the exhibitions’ themes and the museum’s overall mission. They are the main hosts and ambassadors of the museum.
Share your knowledge of Cleveland history, art history, diversity and Judaism. Help us grow and expand our community while learning and interacting with fellow volunteers! Docents are diverse in age, background, race and religion. Docents guide formal and informal tours for individuals of all ages and backgrounds. They respect and value the opinions and knowledge of all visitors, and encourage them to make connections to the exhibit based on their experience.
Application, interview, and at least 15 hours of training (training includes evaluation and practice tour). Docents lead at least 3 tours per month plus an additional 2 hours per month leading drop-in tours, docent education, or performing general volunteer duties.
2929 Richmond Road
Cleveland, Ohio 44122
Interest form due by June 19
(Note: Training sessions take place throughout July)
For information on this volunteer opportunity or other opportunities, contact Susan Hyman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 216-593-2887.