The International Museum of Surgical Science is always looking for reliable volunteers that are willing to spend time and energy making the Museum a fun and exciting place for its visitors. Volunteer opportunities include:
Visitor Service volunteers assist Museum staff and help carry out the IMSS mission by interacting with visitors and serving as welcoming representatives of the Museum. As the face of the Museum to members and guests, it is your duty to make that everyone who walks through the entrance is greeted warmly and receives the information necessary to make their experience an enjoyable one. This position requires some standing and walking for periods of time as information volunteers may move through the galleries and looking for visitors in need of help.
If you love learning about medical history and art and would like to share that knowledge with others, consider becoming a docent at the International Museum of Surgical Science! Docents give public tours of the exhibits to visitors and receive ongoing training from educators, curators, artists, and medical professionals.
Volunteer event ambassadors assist with Museum programs and special events, ranging from lectures and gallery openings to private dinners and receptions. Most take place in the evening or on weekends. Event ambassadors greet and usher guests, helping ensure that they feel welcome.
Education volunteers put their passion for medical history and art to use in ensuring that visiting school groups and families have an enjoyable and informative visit to the Museum.
Collections & Exhibitions
Work directly with the Museum Curator on tasks to keep the collections cared for and installing exhibitions as needed.
At the International Museum of Surgical Science, we look for individuals who are passionate about medical history and art and who desire to learn more about the collections. Volunteers must be open to working with visitors from around the world, have excellent communication skills as well as basic computer skills, and be reliable. In addition, volunteers must be able to commit to coming in at least two days a month for six months.
Benefits of volunteering at IMSS include:
- 10% discount in the gift shop
- Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party
- ASTC Membership after 3 Months of service
- IMSS Gift after 100 hours of service
For more information, please call 312.642.6502 ext. 3130 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.