Volunteer Museum Educator

Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

https://pa-trolley.org/

Website Pennsylvania Trolley Museum

History that connects us.

Do you want to be a part of an amazing team of over 150 regular volunteers with a passion for history, museums, and education?

The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is a nonprofit educational organization that depends largely on volunteers for its continued operation and success. We are expanding our educational programming this summer and looking for enthusiastic individuals who would be available to assist with all aspects of educational programming. We have a variety of programs and opportunities available to match your interests and availability for volunteering with us. Education volunteers will gain valuable job experience, learn leadership skills, and be given the chance to positively impact young children and their families.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist with hands-on activities during summer camp programming
  • Provide additional support and supervision during educational activities
  • Oversee classroom management and student safety
  • Assist with other education programming (field trips, Scouting workshops, etc.)
  • Organize educational materials and resources
  • Research and develop potential future educational programming (field trips, summer camps, educational events)

Experience and Skills:

  • Previous experience working with children preferred
  • Familiarity with STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) concepts a plus
  • Good communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Must be comfortable walking and standing for extended periods of time and working in both indoor and outdoor environments

Requirements

  • At least 18 years of age with at least a high school diploma or GED
  • Must obtain a fingerprint-based background check.
  • Pennsylvania residents will need to obtain Act 33 and Act 34 clearances.
  • Weekday availability is a plus!

Volunteers at the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum feel a strong responsibility to preserve this part of Americana for future generations. We have endeavored to assemble a representative collection of the types of streetcars, interurbans, and special purpose equipment that have served the people of our region since the earliest street railways. With almost sixty years as an all-volunteer organization, the Museum built a strong foundation of volunteerism, which is a major component of its success.

The mission of the Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is to preserve and perpetuate its collection of historic transportation equipment, artifacts and archives and utilize the collection and other resources to provide an unparalleled immersive experience that brings the technology and culture of the Trolley Era alive through entertaining, educational and diverse programming. The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum is currently engaged in a dramatic and exciting expansion program. It’s an exciting time to be involved…and where else can you have so much fun?

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