What to do with your spare time? Become a Sydney Jewish Museum guide!

November 28, 2019 by Community newsdesk
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Volunteer guides bring history to life within the Sydney Jewish Museum and are the voices of the objects, images and stories in our exhibitions.

The Sydney Jewish Museum is seeking new, committed volunteer guides with a passion for history and education to complete the training course and share their knowledge with groups of students and adults in the Museum’s exhibitions.

Every year more than 50,000 school students and visitors come through the Museum. It is our aim for every visitor to have a meaningful experience in our exhibitions, engaging with the objects and stories. We do this by focusing on objects and personal stories within the broader history of the Holocaust and Judaism. We aim to provide our visitors with a unique perspective they can’t get elsewhere.

Guides are the transmitters of these stories. They take small groups to designated displays for 1 hour. During this time guides share their knowledge and stories in line with the Museum’s education philosophy.

What’s involved in becoming a volunteer guide?

Anyone wanting to become a volunteer guide must complete our Guide Course. Our next course will run from 13 February 2020 to 14 September 2020.

The opening day for the course is Monday 13 February 2020 from 10.30am-3.00pm.

Ongoing seminars will be held each Monday from 12.30pm-3.00pm (excluding public and Jewish holidays)

Seminars include historical lectures, artefact exploration and practical sessions on the Museum floor.

Cost: $250 inclusive of all materials

Application deadline: Friday 27 December 2019, by close of business

For more information about the Guide Course and the role of a volunteer guide, please contact Volunteer Manager, Rony Bognar, on volunteer@sjm.com.au or 9360 7999

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