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 Anyone with a passion for learning and sharing knowledge is welcome! 


We are looking for outgoing and enthusiastic volunteer docents! As the oldest freestanding pathology laboratory in the nation, the museum offers the opportunity to use your talents in a truly one of a kind environment.

While leading visitors through this beautifully preserved turn of the century building, our docents bring it to life and explore the history of Indiana medicine and the importance of the Old Pathology Building to Central State Hospital and the study of mental illnesses. 

Time Commitment and Training: Docents are asked to commit regularly  and come in at least twice a month for full or partial days.

Our volunteers work during our open hours: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10-4 and occasionally for special tours and events. 

Training for the position  requires you to learn a sizable amount of historical information, follow tours, and more. All materials will be provided!  

Qualifications: All docents must be 18 or older. The tours cover two floors and last an hour or more - if you have limited mobility and cannot climb stairs or stand for long periods of time, please check out our Greeter Position! 

In addition to giving tours, there may also be opportunities to work on projects related to collections, cataloging, and/or clerical work.

Visitor Services Assistant (Greeter) 

The Greeter admits visitors, performs check-in duties, and answers general inquiries. Because he/she provides the initial impression of the museum, we are looking for someone who is comfortable with handling money, enjoys interacting with others, and is enthusiastic!  

Time Commitment and Training: The Greeter is asked to work at least one day each week (full or partial days), during our open hours:  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10-4. Greeter training will be done in house and he/she receive the same resource materials as the docents for personal interest and education! 

Qualifications: You must be 18 or older. The physical demands for this position are low and it is open to those with limited mobility. This position does require an ability to perform simple functions on a iPad (or a willingness to learn).

If interested, please fill out the form below. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email Mary Mauer at mmauer@imhm.org. 

Application Form

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