VOLUNTEER AT SAAM

Are you energetic, friendly, and love museums?


The Savannah African Art Museum is looking for volunteer docents with good communication skills to lead tours for diverse groups - from elementary school children to older adults. This is a wonderful opportunity for volunteers interested in learning and teaching about the history and art of West and Central Africa. 

 

What can I get from volunteering at SAAM? 
• Knowledge
• Public Speaking Experience
• An opportunity to interact with people from all around the world. 
• Volunteer/community service hours
• Recommendation letters
• Behind the scenes museum experience
• Internship opportunities

 

Our available shifts are: 
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, from 11:00 am–2:00pm and 2:00pm–5:00pm. 
Docents will be expected to give daily tours of the museum’s collection. Tours are given to visitors by walk-in and by appointment.

The time commitment is flexible and may include weekdays for private events, and some evenings. 
No prior experience as a docent or knowledge of African art and history is required. 
Additionally, docent talking points will be provided.

 

Training includes:
• Learning about the museum and its collection.
• Shadowing current docents on a few tours and talking with staff to get a better understanding of the process 
• Docent talking points will be explained and reviewed. (Some light reading materials will be provided on some of the tour talking points)
• Acquiring skills in conducting tours

 

To apply or for more information, please email an updated resume to apply.saam@gmail.com, call us at 912.721.7724, or visit us at 201 E 37th St. Savannah, GA 31401

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