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Discovery Museum Front Desk Specialist

VA Discovery Museum

The Virginia Discovery Museum, a nonprofit educational play-place for kids on the Downtown Mall, is in need of Front Desk volunteers!

We're looking for friendly faces that can greet visitors, process transactions, and assist with answering the phone and directing calls to staff members. This volunteer position is largely sedentary and would be a great fit for anyone with Point-of-Sale System experience—although orientation and training will take place during the first shifts.

We're located within walking distance of Grounds, can be reached by the free trolley, and validate all day parking! Another perk—when the Museum is slow, you can do homework up at the desk.

As this position requires more training, we ask volunteers to commit to one 2.5 hour shift a week for the whole semester. Shifts are between 9:30am-5pm Monday through Saturday. Volunteers are required to be vaccinated against Covid and masked at all times. Visitors over the age of 2 will also be masked.

To apply and find out more, click the link below or email Gallery Manager Jade Dickinson. We look forward to hearing from you!

Organization Name: 
Virginia Discovery Museum
Contact Name: 
Jade Dickinson
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