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Employment at Thronateeska

All employee positions are currently filled.

Internships

Are you a college student or recent graduate in need of some on-site experience? Contact us to learn about internship opportunities in the South Georgia Archives, or in our Education Department.

Volunteers

We welcome anyone's interest in becoming a volunteer at Thronateeska Heritage Center. Volunteers are essential to the day-to-day operations of THC. We could not accomplish all that we do were it not for the vital services provided throughout the institution by all of our volunteers. Please let us know what your interests and skills are when you contact us about volunteering.

Volunteer Positions:
  Docents Docent comes from the Latin word "docere," meaning "to teach." The docent program at THC is an intensive program for the volunteer who has an interest in history and science, who would like to learn more about these subjects and share that knowledge with others. Docents conduct tours in the Science Museum, History Museum, and Transportation Museum for school children, as well as clubs and organizations. Given the proper demonstration of technological skill, you may also teach in the planetarium. Docents are considered to be Thronateeska's ambassadors to the community and are required to attend training for each new exhibit.
  Summer Programs Assistant Assistants in the Summer Programs enjoy a variety of tasks from helping to prepare lesson plans for different camps to assisting with classroom teaching and outreach programs.
  Archival Assistant This volunteer's role is to assist with the proper cataloging, cleaning, and storage of archival documents and artifacts. Archival assistants may also work with laserfiche and scan documents into a digital database. Archival assistants may also be required to help research and install new exhibitions.
  Information Desk/Gift Shop Host This volunteer's role is to greet THC visitors, sell planetarium tickets, and provide information about the current exhibitions in the museums and Wetherbee Planetarium. They also assist visitors with purchses in THC's gift areas.
  Special Events Volunteers are needed for various events throughout the year. There are many ways to volunteer, ranging from chairing an event to simply participating the day of the event. Yearly events are diverse and may include exhibition openings, street dances, and an old-fashioned holiday party.
  General Administrative Volunteers with general office skills are needed to answer phones, file, and organize bulk mailings.
  General Maintenenace Volunteers are needed to assist with the general maintenance of Thronateeska Heritage Center. This could include helping with cleaning the museums, repairs, painting, and assisting with the installation and lighting of exhibitions.
  Carpentry Volunteers are needed with carpentry skills to help build display walls and cases for exhibitions.
  Landscaping Volunteers with an interest in landscaping and gardening are needed to help with the grounds.

Our Mission:

Thronateeska Heritage Center inspires wonder and stimulates exploration of science and South Georgia's history by providing a dynamic learning experience through an interactive science center and museum.

FAQs:
Is there a minimum age to volunteer?
- The general rule is you must be old enough to drive yourself to the museum.
Will I be able to choose my work hours?
- It depends on the job. Some jobs, like working as a docent or information desk assistant, require you to work during museum hours. Maintenance, administrative, and archive jobs are a little more flexible.