1811 R Street NW
Washington, DC, 20009

Phone: 202-265-6280

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The National Museum of American Jewish Military History, under the auspices of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, documents and preserves the contributions of Jewish Americans to the peace and freedom of the United States, educates the public concerning the courage, heroism and sacrifices made by Jewish Americans who served in the armed forces, and works to combat anti-Semitism.

Museum Docent

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History (NMAJMH) is seeking docents to lead walk–in visitors as well as pre–arranged tour groups, of both children and adults, through a variety of exhibits that explain and examine the role of Jews in American military history. The NMAJMH is affiliated with the Jewish War Veterans of the USA, and is dedicated to the mission of preserving and creating public awareness of the contributions of Jewish Americans in the Armed Forces. A contribution of your time is an immeasurable gift, and a great asset, to our organization. We will provide training, and any necessary materials, before you begin your time commitment. It is recommended that our docents have some ability interacting with, and speaking to, the general public. Our days of operation are Monday–Friday 9am to 5pm; and we are happy to work around your schedule. In exchange for the donation of your time, we offer honorary Museum membership, a copy of all exhibition catalogues, and an invitation to all exhibition openings, lectures and special events, as well as the annual volunteer appreciation lunch. Please contact Mary Westley at mwestley@nmajmh.org, or by phone at (202) 265-6280 and sign up to give a gift of your time well spent. We look forward to hearing from you.

Museum Event Marketer: Want to put your marketing knowledge to work?

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History is seeking an intern to assist in marketing museum events. Duties to include Updating NMAJMH social media platforms; design invitations, flyers, etc.; contact local media outlets to publicize museum events; assist in event planning and implementation. Background in social media and graphics preferred as well as knowledge of the Jewish and military community. Please contact Mary Westley for more information.

The National Museum of American Jewish Military History is dedicated to preserving and commemorating the service, heroism and sacrifice by Americans of the Jewish faith in the armed forces of the United States. The Hours of operation are Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Sunday by appointment only for groups of 6 or more. Closed Saturday and some Jewish and Federal Holidays. Open Memorial Day and Veterans Day. The admission is free. Individual visitors or small groups may take a self-guided tour of exhibits or request a docent, when available. Prior notice for large groups is requested. Please contact tour coordinator at (202) 265-6280. The museum is wheel chair accessible and located a few blocks from the Red line to DuPont Circle, Q Street exit. There is limited on-street metered parking and near by commercial parking lots available.

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