VOLUNTEER POSITION DESCRIPTIONS
Volunteers at the admissions desk will greet visitors, process ticket sales and memberships, and distribute audio guides. They are responsible for answering general questions about the Museum.
DIMENSIONS IN TESTIMONY (DIT) HOST
The USC Shoah Foundation’s Dimensions in Testimony (DIT) allows visitors to ask local Houston Holocaust Survivor William Morgan questions and receive answers in real-time through pre-recorded video interviews. DIT Hosts assist visitors with this interactive technology that can have a notable impact on the visitor’s experience.
Greeters are responsible for welcoming visitors in a friendly manner, answering any questions the visitor may have, and informing visitors of Museum information and guidelines.
MUSEUM STORE ASSISTANT
Museum Store Assistants maintain product knowledge and help visitors with book and gift selections. They may also assist with merchandising products and tracking inventory.
Following a 3.5-hour training program, Gallery Hosts provide attention to sensitive areas of HMH’s galleries, remind visitors of Museum guidelines, and field questions from the public. Gallery Hosts may also interact with self-guided school tours. This is a perfect opportunity for those interested in future participation in our Docent Program.
Library Assistants work directly with our librarian and are scheduled on a fixed, weekly schedule. Volunteers typically assist with circulation tasks such as checking books in and out, registering new library patrons, and documenting materials used.
Office volunteers provide support in the administration of the Museum. Responsibilities of these volunteers include answering telephones, general office work such as copying, filing, and stuffing materials for mass mailings.
PROCESS TO BECOME AN HMH VOLUNTEER
We appreciate your interest in becoming an HMH Volunteer. Please read the following carefully before completing the online application:
- The minimum age to volunteer is 15.
- Volunteers are asked to work at least six (6) hours per month (or 72 hours cumulatively each calendar year).
- HMH policy requires that all volunteers be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Potential volunteers will be asked to present a copy of their vaccination record.
- Consent to background check is required to volunteer.
An HMH Docent is passionate about the museum’s mission to educate the public on the dangers of hatred, prejudice, and apathy. Volunteers are required to complete 40 hours of service to be considered for docent training. For questions about the Docent Program, please contact Nicole Mather at firstname.lastname@example.org.