Museum Volunteers

Organization NamePosition TypesDurationGreat ForRegion and Location(s)Ad Online SinceApplication Deadline
Aga Khan Museum
  • Customer / Visitor Service
  • Event Helpers
  • Retail
On-going (More than 1 year)
  • Ontario - Metro Toronto Area - Toronto
2019-06-102019-06-18

The Aga Khan Museum (AKM) is a public institution devoted to the Islamic arts and cultures in all their historic and geographic diversity. The Museum’s mission is to inform, educate, and inspire audiences from all cultures by presenting art created in the Islamic world throughout the past fourteen centuries, along with current paths of artistic practice and cultural development.

We are currently seeing volunteers to support the Museum in the following areas:

  • Visitor Services Volunteers – These volunteers engage and connect with visitors at various entry points in the Museum and throughout our spaces. Their primary responsibilities involve greeting visitors, assisting them with their questions, allowing access into the galleries and facilitating the safekeeping of coats and bags. Our Visitor Services volunteers also assist during all of our special events.
  • Gift Shop Volunteers – Our Gift Shop volunteers are responsible for four primary tasks: they facilitate product sales in our Gift Shop; they assist the Shop Supervisor with product displays; they participate in the processing of new shipments and in the maintenance of stockroom standards; and they address questions from customers, providing general information about the Museum and specific information about Store policies and procedures.

Interested volunteers will be able to select their desired area(s) to volunteer in and can choose whether they would like to volunteer short term or on an ongoing basis.  

In addition, interested volunteers must:

  • Possess strong interpersonal, customer service and organizational skills.
  • Have excellent communication skills.
  • Be courteous and helpful and strive to enhance the visitor experience.
  • Have an interest in museums and art.
  • Be fluent in English; fluency in one other languages an asset.
  • Have availability for training sessions.
  • Be able to submit a Health and Safety and a Police Clearance Certificate (not required if under 18).

 

To Apply:

Our next intake & interview night is taking place on Monday, June 17th from 5:30 – 8pm.

To apply, please fill out the application form on our website as soon as possible and mark your calendar for the intake night. We will then be contacting shortly after to confirm your attendance at the intake and provide you with additional details. Please ensure that you also have availability on the evening of June 24th and July 3rd in case you are asked to attend those training dates. 

Here is the link to the application form: www.agakhanmuseum.org/support/volunteer.html.

 

For any additional information, please contact us: akm.volunteer@akdn.org. Thank you! 

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