Louis Armstrong House Museum Announces New Docent Program
Calling all volunteers! Louis Armstrong House Museum announces new docent program: AllStar Corps. Time to jam with Louis! The Louis Armstrong House Museum is calling on volunteers that are 18-118 years old to join its museum docent-training program. The volunteer position serves a vital link between the historic house and the museum's visitors by interpreting this extraordinary historic site for them. The museum offers flexible schedules for volunteers who wish to donate 5-35 hours per month as part of the program. The museum has only 25 spots open in its inaugural class. In addition to membership in the museum's AllStar Docent Corps, benefits include a certificate of recognition of service, free admission for up to four family members to the museum, employee discount in the LAHM shop, invitation for two to LAHM annual holiday party, gift book and Louis Armstrong House museum t-shirt.
Volunteers in the museum's AllStar Corps will guide visitors through the Louis Armstrong House Museum, introduce the orientation film and shape the visitor experience by accompanying guests throughout their time at the museum. Docents will also assist at museum special events and perform light clerical tasks as needed. Bilingual docents are welcome for our international visitors.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to volunteer@LouisArmstrongHouse.org by January 21st for the opportunity to be considered as part of the inaugural class of the AllStar Docent Corps.
In a city as rich in art and entertainment as New York City, the Louis Armstrong House Museum stands as a modern, living memoir of a true American Icon. LAHM, a non-profit 501c(3) organization, is a National Historic landmark and New York City landmark. The Louis Armstrong House Museum tells the story of the extraordinary life and career of one of the greatest musicians in history. All of its furnishings are original and have been preserved, giving visitors the feeling that Louis and Lucille just stepped out for a minute. Since opening its doors ten years ago, LAHM has welcomed more than 100, 000 visitors to the wonderful world of Louis Armstrong. LAHM holds seven collections of photographs, sound recordings, letters, manuscripts, instruments and artifacts, making it the largest publicly held archival collection in the world devoted to a jazz musician.
The Louis Armstrong House Museum is located at 34-56 107th Street in Corona, New York. The Museum is open Tuesday – Friday from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday/Sunday from 12:00 noon – 5:00 pm. Parking is available within the neighborhood and the museum is accessible by subway via the 7 Train.
Thanks to the vision and funding of the Louis Armstrong Educational Foundation, LAHM welcomes visitors six days per week, 52 weeks per year to its 107th Street home. LAHM is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, Association of African American Museums, Museums Council of New York City, New York State Museums Association, National Trust for Historic Preservation, NYC & Co. and the Queens Tourism Council. It is a constituent of Kupferberg Center for the Arts - Queens College.
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