N. Ft. Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Opportunities as Docents,
Volunteers or Muses
MNA can only fulfill its mission with
the help of friends who contribute their time and talent.
completed Volunteer Information Form to:
Museum of Northern Arizona
3101 N. Fort Valley Rd.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
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Docents are an essential part of the
educational services that the Museum of Northern Arizona extends to
its members and the general public. Museum docents are volunteer
educators who assist the Museum in interpreting the natural and
cultural history of the Colorado Plateau and in helping the public to
understand fine arts, anthropology, special exhibitions, and the
historical legacy of the Museum of Northern Arizona. Every year,
docents enrich the education of more than 6,000 people of all ages.
Docents serve in a variety of
capacities, such as:
- Providing general and
specific tours of
- Interpreting special
- Orienting visitors and
providing general information
- Providing special programs,
such as hands-on-activities for children and demonstrations at special events
- Serving as gallery guide for
- Instructing or presenting
programs to special interest
groups at the Museum
- Acting as guides to the
Museum's nature trail and
- Acting as Museum Ambassadors
To enter the docent training program, a
minimum two year commitment and an interest in working with children
are required. After graduation, we encourage docents to continue being
active by committing up to 60 hours of service each year.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator,
at 928-774-5213, ext. 275.
Volunteers play an integral role
in the Museum's daily operations and special events. From
working in collections and archives, to assisting in the cleaning and
conservation of fossils and artifacts, to welcoming guests at the
summer festivals, volunteers provide essential support to MNA's
Volunteers Serve at MNA
the Museum by updating databases, processing publication orders, and
assisting with mailings.
retail operations at Museum Bookstore and Museum Shop specializing in
Native American jewelry and art. Must enjoy working with the public!
Experience is helpful, but not necessary. Training in sales procedure
and merchandise provided.
Public Programs and Events
hosts a number of special events including our Heritage Program
Festivals, Memberís Exhibit Preview Receptions, among other
possibilities. Volunteer during these fun and educational events by
serving as a hospitality host, greeter, working with children in the
creation of childrenís art projects, and assisting with security.
||Learn to be
a tour guide in the Museum by attending a comprehensive six-month
training course regarding archaeology, ethnology, geology/paleontology,
ecology, fine arts, and more. Training begins in January each year and a
commitment of at least two years is required. Please fill out the
Volunteer Information Form and contact the Volunteer Coordinator at
928-774-5213 x275 for more information.
of Education Department in all administrative functions. Special
projects can be developed based on volunteer interest.
For more information, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at
928-774-5213, ext. 275.
Muses are a Sedona based group of women and men who work to
support MNA's mission to "inspire love and responsibility for the
Colorado Plateau". Monthly meetings provide many opportunities
for camaraderie as well as taking advantage of the many educational
offerings available through MNA.
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