Recruiting, Selecting and Placing Museum Volunteers
Thursday, May 1
2–3:30 p.m. (ET)
How do you convince talented, dedicated people to choose the museum as the place where they’ll volunteer, and what do you do with them once you’ve got them? This 90-minute webinar addresses key elements of recruiting, selecting and placing volunteers, from resources and strategies for articulating the benefits of volunteering and recruiting for diversity; to background checks, interviewing and placing volunteers, and saying “no.”
How Will I Benefit?
By participating in this program, attendees will be better able to:
- Examine existing recruitment, selection and placement efforts
- Develop new or update volunteer recruitment, selection and placement strategies
- Understand the importance of background checks and how they work
- Design and conduct effective interviews of volunteers
- Successfully place volunteers in appropriate jobs and settings in the museum
Who Should Attend
This webinar will benefit supervisors, managers, directors or anyone involved in volunteer management who wishes to learn how to improve their professional practice and their volunteer program.
- Carly Ofsthun Shaw, education manager, Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix
- Richard Harker, education and outreach manager, Museum of History & Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA
- Lois Kuter, volunteer coordinator, Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, Philadelphia
- Greg Stevens, assistant director, professional development, American Alliance of Museums, Washington, DC
- Adam La Faci, senior producer, LearningTimes, New York City
Registered participants receive access instructions 48 hours prior to live event.
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