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VOA Museum Recruits Volunteer Docents

Volunteers are also needed to staff admissions

VOA Museum board member Gary West, middle, welcomes Cincinnati arts patrons Nancy Wagner and Patty Wagner at the reception prior to the concert. (Oak Tree Communications Photo)

The National Voice of America Museum of Broadcasting seeks volunteer docents as it expands its hours. No prior knowledge of broadcasting or radio is required and training will be provided.

“We’ve got an enthusiastic board of directors who are eager to take the museum to the next level,” said Museum Executive Director Jack Dominic said in the press release. “But we staff the museum with a small cadre of volunteers. Developing a solid docent program will allow us to bring in more people, develop more programs and expand the museum faster.”

According to the announcement, approximately 20 volunteers are needed to work four-hour, weekend shifts in enable to allow the museum to open every weekend. Currently, the museum is open on the third Saturday of each month from 1–4 p.m.

Docents will learn the history of the VOA-Bethany Station, which now serves as the museum, as well as key points of the museum’s Gray History of Wireless Museum radio and Media Heritage Cincinnati Museum of Broadcast History collections. 

Patty and Nancy Wagner of Ft. Thomas, Ky., are heading the docent program recruitment.

Volunteers are also needed to staff admissions.

Those interested in volunteering for either role, should email [email protected] or call Dominic at (513) 777-0027. 

The museum will be open May 20, 1–4 p.m. Admission is $5 for adults and $1 for children. The museum offers annual $50 and $250 memberships that entitle members to free museum admission and discounts and access to special events and exhibits. 

The museum is located at 8070 Tylersville Rd., West Chester, Ohio.