Shaker Historical Society

We inspire people to engage in and celebrate the Shaker Heights story and its impact on the region… past, present, and future.


    JOB VACANCY - P/T Weekend Docent

    We are seeking a Sunday docent to help visitors on Sunday afternoons and the first Saturday of the month.  Job vacancy will remain open until filled.

    • Museum Docent. The initial job duties the Employee will be expected to perform will be the following:
    • Handle reception, opening and closing duties. Ensure that the property and museum are in good order and safe for the public. Greet visitors, sell tickets, manage sales in the gift shop and record details of the events of the day. Check voice messages and act upon them, as appropriate. Water the plants, inside and outside in containers. Maintain forms or documents for Visitors, such as scavenger hunt with pencil on clipboards for children. Support the Executive Director and business of the Shaker Historical Society as needed. Prepare statistics/information about museum visitation and activities for grant reporting and financial accounting. Assist in preparing for and clearing up after programs held on Sunday afternoons. Be vigilant and act as security for the museum while visitors are present. Agree not to speak to reporters about any matter but rather direct inquiries to the Employer. Will not accept items for donation to the collection but will refer donors to contact the Employer directly during office hours. Will follow all staff policies.
    • Current Vacancy is for a docent to work every Sunday 2 to 5pm (but the first of the month) and the first Saturday of the month 12-5pm, while the Society continues its trial to be open on Saturdays. 
    • Pay $11 per hour.

    We are an equal opportunity employer.

    Contact Ware at if you would like to apply for this fun and important role at the Shaker Historical Society's home on South Park Blvd in Shaker Heights!




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