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Illinois State Museum

9/3/2013  8:00 am

Contact Name

Beth Shea


Organization Address

502 S. Spring Street
Springfield IL 62706-5000


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Volunteer Position Title

Play Museum Volunteer


Description of the Mission

The Illinois State Museum promotes discovery, learning, and an appreciation of Illinois’ natural, cultural, and artistic heritage. The Museum’s extensive collections and research activities provide the foundation for exhibitions and public programs that tell the story of the land, life, people, and art of Illinois.


Brief Description of the Volunteer Position

The Mary Ann MacLean Play Museum is an exciting hands-on space 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. This position requires strong oral communication and people skills.


Time Commitment

Prospective volunteers must complete an application, a brief interview, and a group training session.

Play Museum volunteers must commit to 2 shifts a month. Shifts are 2-3 hours long. There is a special need for adults who can volunteer on weekday mornings or afternoons. We will work with you on your schedule.


Is a background check required?