Jim Henson Exhibit Volunteer

Passionate about pop culture? We want you.

THE JIM HENSON EXHIBITION: IMAGINATION UNLIMITED Volunteer

REPORTS TO

Volunteer Program Staff 

SCHEDULE 

Must commit to a minimum of one shift every two weeks; one shift weekly is preferred. Shifts are 10:00am–1:00pm, 1:00pm–4:00pm, and 4:00pm–7:00pm. Shifts are available every day of the week. 

TRAINING

Training provided. 

SUMMARY

MoPOP seeks outgoing volunteers to assist with the puppet theater supporting The Jim Henson Exhibition: Imagination Unlimited. This exhibit, opening may 20, explores Jim Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and features a unique puppet theater interactive that illustrates the techniques used by puppeteers. Volunteers should enjoy interacting with the public and children and be knowledgeable on MoPOP’s exhibitions.

JOB DUTIES

  • Welcome guests to puppet theater
  • Explain and encourage puppet theater performance
  • Monitor puppet condition and prolonging puppet life
  • Assist with line control
  • Provide general exhibition/museum information
  • Assist with museum visitor rule enforcement
  • Other duties as assigned

DESIRED QUALITIES

  • Strong communication skills and comfort with guest interaction
  • Welcoming personality and enthusiasm for working with the museum’s diverse visitors
  • Comfortable with crowds and interacting with children and families
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement and flexibility should difficult situations arise
  • Ability to present oneself in a professional manner with regard to personal appearance and hygiene
  • Fluency in languages in addition to English is a plus
  • Passion for Jim Henson and pop culture

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Able to commit to either one weekly shift for three months or bi-weekly shifts for six months
  • Ability to commit to volunteer through the duration of the exhibit is preferred
  • 16+ years old (we are happy to support high school service hours)
  • Complete required trainings
  • Successfully complete a criminal background check and reference check

Applications

Complete the online MoPOP Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please email volunteers@MoPOP.org or call 206 770 2750. Please contact us to request a paper application.

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