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Volunteer as a EAA Aviation Museum Docent

Meet new friends and visitors from all over the world as an EAA Aviation Museum docent.

EAA’s museum docents come from all walks of life, professional and non-professional. Although it's not required, many of those who fill this role are retired and enjoy the camaraderie of other docents.

Most importantly, they bring a variety of talents, skills, and interests to the program. There's no need to be an aviation expert to play a vital role in this activity; training is provided. Some ways that you can participate:

  • Greet visitors and provide important information about the EAA Aviation Museum
  • Distribute appropriate literature on EAA membership and education programs
  • Participate in the annual EAA Aviation convention
  • Serve as a tour guide for scheduled group tours

To volunteer, complete the application form and submit via:

E-mail: hr@eaa.org (please include "Volunteering" in the subject line)
Mail: EAA Aviation Center, Attn: Human Resources,  P.O. Box 3086, Oshkosh, WI 54903-3086


Roles and Responsibilities

  • Conduct guided museum tours of approximately 1 to 1 1/2 hours in length.
  • Be comfortable speaking to small and large groups of people of all ages.
  • Greet and welcome tour groups and visitors upon their arrival at the Museum.
  • Provide information to museum visitors and answer questions while stationed in specific areas.
  • Assist with special events, including AirVenture
  • Distribute literature regarding the Museum and EAA programs.
  • Rove the Museum to provide assistance to visitors as needed

Qualifications

  • Must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Participate in a minimum of 2 four-hour shifts per month.
  • Have a desire to educate and inspire visitors to the museum.
  • Capable of speaking to large groups.
  • Learn the history of aviation and of the museum collection.
  • Must be physically able to conduct tours of the museum as needed.
  • Participate in docent activities and training.
  • Have access to email for training and correspondence.
  • Must be able to provide their transportation.
  • Able to accept supervision and follow direction.
  • Prior knowledge or experience in aviation is not required but would be an asset.
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