Monday, August 11, 2014

Brunk Children's Museum of Immigration, Part-Time Docent

The Swedish American Museum is seeking museum docents to work in the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration. Through first-person interpretation, docents introduce guests to Swedish immigration in the 1870s. This includes dressing in period costume and monitoring the Museum space. The docent also acts as a Museum contact person for group parties. Additional tasks include general office work and Museum maintenance.
Time: Mondays-Thursdays from 1 p.m.-4:00 p.m. An occasional Friday shift from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. and Saturday- Sunday shift from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. may be available as well.

Pay: Commensurate with experience.

Required Skills/Qualifications: Individuals must be energetic, outgoing, and enjoy working with children of all ages. Individuals with backgrounds in history, theater, dance, or education are encouraged to apply. No experience required.

Information about Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration: Located on the 3rd floor of the Swedish American Museum, the Brunk Children’s Museum of Immigration is an interactive hands-on exhibit that teaches children about Swedish immigration, culture, and history. Children travel back in time to an authentic Swedish farmhouse and experience life at the turn of the century, where they tend to farm animals, stack wood, wash the laundry, and cook by the hearth. After the work is done children pack a trunk and board an immigrant ship bound for pioneer America, where they step inside a real log cabin and learn about pioneer life.

To Apply: Please send a copy of your resume and cover letter to Stacey Nyman at 773.728.8870 or For questions about the position, call 773.728.8111 ext. 26.

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