City of Dickinson, ND

City of Dickinson, ND


Salary: $0.00 Hourly

Location : Dickinson, ND

Job Type: Volunteer

Job Number: 00347

Department: MUSEUM

Opening Date: 01/29/2024

Closing Date: Continuous

Job Description

Dickinson Museum Center Volunteer Docents assist with school and other tour groups; Docents may also assist in the Gift Shop or with Museum Center special events including public programming, open houses, fund-raisers, etc. Docents are trained by and work under museum staff appropriate to the task, program or event.

Essential Duties

  • Follow all safety, health, and environment rules
  • Work as part of a team or individually on tasks as assigned
  • Perform tasks as directed by museum staff
  • Follow project priority as set by museum staff
  • Be courteous and respectful to all Museum Center visitors, volunteers, and staff members

Relation to Others

  • Position requires regular contact with the public and employees; must be able to communicate effectively.
  • Communications may be one-on-one and in small groups
  • May assist with orientating new volunteers to the Museum Center

Docents will be trained by staff and assigned tasks and projects commensurate with exhibited skills at the discretion of staff.

  • Docents should be able to communicate effectively with individuals or small groups
  • Clear speech habits, eye contact and attention to detail will help provide an enjoyable experience for the patrons
  • Use of a tour script is essential until such time as docents become familiar with tour information and are comfortable speaking off-the-cuff.
  • Listening to patrons is essential – answer questions if you can; if you cannot, offer to find an answer for them or direct them to museum staff for further assistance.


  • Work is performed within a routine office-type environment with minimum exposure to hazardous or unpleasant conditions. When appropriate the Museum Center will provide, personal protective equipment (PPE) and training.
  • This volunteer position typically requires: standing, walking, climbing, talking, hearing, and seeing. Medium work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally in special event settings or exerting up to 20 pounds of force frequently in the Gift Shop setting.

None Benefited position


Are you at least 16 years old?

  • Yes
  • No


i am comfortable working with: Mark all that apply.

  • Toddlers (under 5)
  • Grades K-6
  • Teens
  • Adults
  • Individuals
  • Small Groups (up to 30 people)
  • Large Groups (up to 60 people)
  • Various cultural/ethnic backgrounds


Please mark what days you are available: (all that apply.)

  • Monday
  • Tuesday
  • Wednesday
  • Thursday
  • Friday
  • Saturday
  • Sunday


Please explain if you are able to work mornings, afternoons or evenings on the days you selected.


I am interested in volunteering in the following areas: Mark all that apply.

  • Visitor Services
  • Specials Events
  • Fundraising
  • Education Services


Why would you like to volunteer for the Dickinson Museum Center?


What do you hope to gain through your experience as a volunteer?


What do you enjoy most in a volunteer assignment? What do you wish to avoid?


Describe any skills or experience you have that you feel would benefit the Museum.


By completing this supplemental evaluation you are attesting that the information you have provided is accurate. Any information you provide may be reviewed by the Human Resources staff and hiring department(s). Any misstatements or falsification of information may eliminate you from consideration or may result in dismissal. “See resume” is not an acceptable answer to the questions. The Human Resources staff will verify that you meet the minimum qualifications as outlined in the job posting, based on the information provided in your application and in these answers.

  • Yes, I understand


I understand I am responsible for maintaining the accuracy of my contact information, including my street address, email address, and telephone numbers. My failure to maintain accurate contact information may result in me not receiving information regarding this job announcement and/or may result in me not receiving further consideration for this employment opportunity. To update this information, visit, click on the “career seekers” link, and follow the prompts. For technical difficulties, contact NEOGOV support at 855-524-5627.

  • Yes, I understand

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