Docents

The John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum is currently seeking volunteers to join the docent program.

Duties:

Docents support the mission of the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum to promote, through educational and community programs, a greater appreciation and understanding of American politics, history, and culture, the process of governing, and the importance of public service. Docents facilitate museum learning for families, students and adults. Docent duties may include, but are not limited to, conducting museum highlights tours, leading school programs, and engaging visitors in hands-on activities. After training is complete, the volunteer commitment is one year. Shifts are available on weekends and weekdays.

Requirements:

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, have an interest in working with people, and be able to attend training sessions on weeknights and weekends. Experience or education in history, museum studies, political science, or teaching is helpful, but is not required. Training is provided by education and curatorial staff, and includes historical content of the museum and interpretive techniques such as storytelling, asking good questions and other methods for engaging various museum audiences.

Benefits:

The Library has free parking and is accessible by public transportation on the MBTA Red Line. Benefits include free or discounted admission to New England museums, theaters, and other cultural sites; a museum store discount; continuing education opportunities; and docent events.

How to Apply:

Please apply by February 28, 2022, or contact the docent manager at katherine.gilliland@nara.gov or 617-514-1545, to express interest. Click here for the application. We seek to build a diverse volunteer corps. The United States Government does not discriminate in employment (or in this case, in volunteer placement) on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.