The Museum of Health Care is recruiting Museum Docents

Post Date:
Sep 8, 2017

Do you have a passion for history & science? Are you an enthusiastic person who loves teaching and working with children?

The Museum of Health Care is recruiting Museum Docents. 

Duties include:

  • Delivering hands-on, curriculum-linked education programs for schools, community groups, and families
  • Conducting guided gallery tours
  • Engaging in continuous learning about healthcare history and museum interpretation
  • Participating in introductory training (includes study of interpretive program delivery materials and observing fellow docents)
  • Reporting program feedback and identifying potential program improvements
  • Answering visitor questions about exhibits and the Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site 

Time commitment:

  • Docents are added to an on-call contact list and notified as program bookings are received. A volunteer schedule will be worked out at the mutual convenience of the Docent and Museum staff (docents are not expected to volunteer for every program booking received).

Volunteer benefits:

  • Share existing skills and develop new ones 
  • Receive invitations to Museum exhibition openings, social gatherings, and special events
  • Receive invitations to volunteer recognition events
  • Letter of reference (after 4-6 months of service)
  • Work with knowledgeable & appreciative staff members who value the work of volunteers!

How to apply

Please submit a resumé and cover letter via e-mail to or mail it to the following address:

Museum of Health Care at Kingston
Ann Baillie Building National Historic Site
32 George Street
Kingston, ON
K7L 2V7

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