This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

This April 2017 photo shows the Juneau-Douglas City Museum. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

City Museum, libraries hiring full-time position

They’re looking to hire an AmeriCorps member to help coordinate programs, class visits and volunteers.

The Juneau-Douglas City Museum and the Juneau Public Libraries are looking to hire a full-time AmeriCorps member to help coordinate programs, class visits and volunteers at the museum and library.

Anybody from the community can apply to be a member of AmeriCorps, which is a civil society program that engages people in public service work. Museum Director Beth Weigel said they want to build the position around a person’s strengths and interests.

“Whether your interest is music or history, we will find projects that allow you to explore those talents,” Weigel said in a release.

This staff member will play a role in developing a new docent training program at the museum and will assist the museum curator with exhibit preparation and museum collection maintenance. The person will also support teen room activities and technical support for seniors at the library along with other programs.

Applicants must be at least 18 years old and have a college degree. The program will extend until July 31, 2019. The AmeriCorps member receives a living allowance of $1,300 a month, AmeriCorps health insurance, an education award and other benefits. If the member is 55 or older when they start and fulfill their term of service, their education award can be applied to a child or grandchild.

For more information, Wiegel can be reached at 586-0968 or Beth.Weigel@juneau.org.

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