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Marketing Assistant Volunteer Posted Thursday, October 16, 2014

Help us get the word out...

An adult volunteer (age 18+) is needed to help the Museum’s External Affairs department distribute brochures and posters as needed to local businesses and organizations that allow their display. Poster marketing is a key tactic in raising the visibility of the Museum’s events. Brochures are replenished on a regular basis so that visitors and tourists are made aware of the Museum.

This position requires: excellent oral communication skills (i.e. talking to new people); the ability to carry posters, brochures and other materials; discovering where materials can be displayed; and seeking out new venues. The volunteer must be able to read a map and find specific businesses and locations. The volunteer must have a valid driver’s license, vehicle, and vehicle insurance. Gas, parking, and other expenses are not reimbursed.   The estimated number of hours of service each month is 3. Hours can be scheduled Monday – Saturday, morning or afternoon. Training is provided.   For more information or a volunteer application please contact Beth Shea at 

Fall into Volunteering in the Play Museum! Posted Friday, September 05, 2014


The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum is an exciting hands-on area where children ages 3-10 can learn -- through play -- about art, people, and nature. 

Friendly, energetic volunteers are needed to greet and interact with families and groups and help keep the exhibit neat. Play Museum volunteers must be adults or teens 13 and up, and able to work 2 shifts a month. We have a special need for adults who can volunteer on weekday mornings or afternoons. 

Prospective volunteers must complete an application, a brief interview, and a group training session. Our upcoming group training sessions are: 

                                 Saturday, October 4, 9 - 11 am

                                 Saturday, November 1, 9 - 11 am

                                 Saturday, December 6, 9 - 11 am 

For an application or more information contact Beth Shea at Thank you for your interest in our volunteer program!




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