Due to the current public health emergency, the New Jersey State Museum will be closed to the public until further notice. All special events have been cancelled through April 30. If possible, they will be rescheduled for a later date.
For any specific inquiries, please visit nj.gov/health or call the 24-hour hotline at 1-800-222-1222.
Please consider filling one of the many volunteer opportunities within the New Jersey State Museum or help us to find qualified people to fill our ranks.
Call Megan Innes at 609-292-6310 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss volunteer possibilities.
Museum Educators will work closely with school groups that visit the New Jersey State Museum. Museum Educators will provide guided tours of the Museum's exhibits and be able to point-out elements that would be of interest to school-age children. Ideally, Museum Educators should have a background or a degree in early childhood education (K-12) and a comfort level with speaking to groups of 20 to 30 children or leading object-based classroom exercises. Exhibit-specific training will be provided.
The New Jersey State Museum is looking to re-establish its Docent Corps. Docents will receive exhibit-specific training so that they will be comfortable talking with the general public about an exhibit or a particular aspect of the exhibit. Depending on the number of available Docents and the size of the Museum's exhibits, Docents may be asked to interpret an entire exhibit or sections of the exhibit. Docents will be expected to provide a level of information that is more detailed than the printed materials - often providing information that "brings to life" a particular object or exhibit. Docents should be comfortable with speaking to small groups of 10 to 15 visitors.
Gallery Volunteers are an important part of the New Jersey State Museum. Gallery Volunteers serve to welcome the general public to the Museum and provide basic information such as the location of specific exhibits, public restrooms, hours of operation, etc. Gallery Volunteers will be stationed at the front doors and throughout the Museum - sometimes within galleries or covering a particular area of an exhibit. If a Gallery Volunteer is stationed within a gallery, exhibition-specific training will be provided.