Old Salem Volunteer Opportunities

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  • *New* Gallery Volunteer
    • Greet visitors and answer questions in the new Dianne H. Furr Moravian Decorative Arts Gallery in the Frank L. Horton Museum Center (opening October 22, 2016)
    • Volunteers would work 3.5 hour shifts, based on your availability
  • Special Event Assistant
    • Various locations, as-needed basis
    • Attend conferences and seminars and assist in set-up and manpower
    • Sell retail and concessions at on-site events
    • Welcome event guests, hand out programs, assist in coat-checks
    • Assist in parking directions
  • Distribution Retail Assistant
    • Location: Distribution Center, as needed basis
    • Assist in assembling new products, gift baskets
    • Assist in retail packaging/unpacking
  • Retail Outreach Assistant
    • Various locations, as needed basis
    • Accompany retail staff with various outreach booths across the tri-state region
  • Library Research Assistant
    • MESDA Library, as needed
    • Greet visitors
    • Answer incoming calls
    • Re-shelve documents
  • Exhibit Interpreter (learn more about our Ambassador Volunteer Program)
    • Various locations, daily need
    • St. Philips, Blum House, Winkler Bakery, MESDA
    • Provide active and accurate storytelling to visitors
    • Some positions require costumed interpretation, depending on location
  • General Office Assistant
    • Location: Single Brothers’ House, as needed basis
    • Help prepare envelopes and packages for mailings
    • Assist in retail packaging/unpacking
    • Sort and assemble multi-page documents
  • Data Entry Assistant
    • Location: Single Brothers’ House, as needed basis
    • Input data from visitor tickets and other forms into Excel spreadsheets
  • Front Desk Receptionist
    • Location: Single Brothers’ House, daily need
    • Answer/transfer incoming phone calls
    • Assist in mailings, shredding, and other front-office tasks
    • Accept packages/deliveries
    • Greet/Intercept visitors for meetings, etc.
  • Gift Shop Assistant
    • Location: Moravian Book and Gift Shop, seasonal need
    • Assist in selling/pouring hot cider for visitors during Candle Tea
  • Horticulture Assistant
    • Location: on-site, as needed basis
    • Conduct garden tours for visitors (Master Gardener preferred)
    • Assist in seed-saving initiatives
  • Archaeology Assistant
    • Location: on-site, as needed basis
    • Washing artifacts
    • Assist in cataloging documents and artifacts
  • Educational Volunteers: Click here to learn about our Ambassador Volunteer Program.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Tyler Cox, Manager of Community Relations & Volunteers, at 336-721-7364 or tcox@oldsalem.org.