At any given time, we enjoy a robust volunteer program of up to 50 volunteers who work as docents with our Education team as well as working in various departments of the Museum. Information about upcoming openings are listed below.  Please join us!  

OJMCHE has an active docent program with volunteers who:

  • Lead tours of permanent exhibitions on Oregon Jewish history and Holocaust history.

  • Receive regular education and training on temporary exhibit tours.

  • Conduct tours with a wide range of tour group audiences.

  • Volunteer to engage visitors during open hours and special events.

  • Join a team of fellow learners who will meet on a regular basis.

To learn more email education@ojmche.org

Contact Heather Brunner or call her at 503-226-3600 to learn more about and apply for the volunteer positions listed below. Our goal is to match volunteer interest and skill with current museum needs. Inquire about the following positions:

Education Volunteer

Portland, OR

We are currently seeking a volunteer with an interest in museum education. In close collaboration with the Program Coordinator, the intern will work on designing, developing and implementing K-12 curricula that meets and supports state standards in language arts and social studies. Interested students should be working towards a degree in education or museum studies. Previous museum or educational experience is encouraged, but not required. 

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Media Services Volunteer

Portland, OR

Primary Roles: Audio-Visual Technician Operates audio-visual equipment including projectors, sound equipment, cameras for presentations, meetings, movies, special events, rentals. Audio-Visual Project Development Records and edits museum programs and events for archival and promotional purposes. Creates educational and promotional audio and video presentations for in-house and online distribution. 

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Reception Visitor Services Volunteer

Portland, OR

Provides a warm welcome and excellent customer service to visitors/guests/members; collects admissions/program fees; provides light administrative support, directs guests to programs and appointments, answers general information and membership questions, performs light computer research; keeps reception area neat and stocked with informational materials. 

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