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The Mary Baker Eddy Library, designed as both a museum and a research facility, is one of Boston’s many cultural institutions. The library/museum encourages you to discover the power of ideas through history to inspire individuals and change the world, uncover the contemporary search for life’s deeper meaning, and research the ideas, life, and achievements of one of history’s great women, Mary Baker Eddy.
The library/museum is seeking bright, enthusiastic, and dedicated volunteers to join our docent program. We are an equal opportunity employer that seeks diversity in its workforce.
Purpose of Job: Give guided tours to groups. Convey relevant, meaningful, and interesting information about the Library, its exhibits, and its mission to visiting groups in an effort to make their visit positive, educational, and fun.
Duties may include but are not limited to: Giving specialized tours to scheduled groups.
Requirements: Complete training course at The Mary Baker Eddy Library.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be comfortable with group speaking, have the ability to work well with diverse age groups, and have an interest in Mary Baker Eddy and nineteenth-century America. Tours generally focus on history, geography, or women in history, but specialized knowledge in these areas is not required. Additionally the candidate should enjoy working with groups and possess good judgment skills, flexibility, openness, a willingness to learn, and a good sense of humor.
Benefits of Volunteering: Opportunity to work at a new, world-class library/museum with a fun, peaceful, family-friendly environment. Work with a large audience of visitors from around the world. Interact with educators, students, and seniors. Learn about nineteenth-century America, New England, and an international newspaper, The Christian Science Monitor, and its founder — a great woman in history. Have access to one of the largest collections by and about an American woman and her extraordinary accomplishments. Free Library access and free parking while volunteering.