- Warping looms
- Grounds Maintenance & Gardening
- Archives – digital and physical
- Community events, such as festivals, arts and craft fairs, etc.
Docents are trained volunteer teachers who assist the Little Loomhouse Education Department in providing group learning experiences in the form of tours, demonstrations, or instruction in special activity areas. The role of docents at the Little Loomhouse is to facilitate the visitor’s understanding and enjoyment of the Little Loomhouse history, collections, exhibitions and educate students of all ages about the history of weaving and textile arts.
Participation in the Little Loomhouse docent program requires a time commitment, but the experience is rewarding.
Docent qualifications include:
- Friendly personality and excellent communication skills
- Strong interest in history or weaving, and in teaching others
- Professional attitude
- Prompt attendance at all training sessions, meetings and tours
Volunteers play a vital role here at the Little Loomhouse. If you would like to get involved and donate your time please reach out to us here on our contact page.
ABOUT THE LITTLE LOOMHOUSE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
The Little Loomhouse welcomes high school juniors, seniors, college students and recent graduates who wish to supplement their education and professional experience by working in a non-profit fiber art and history organization. Internships offer experiential education in a hands-on environment.
Internship Duties will include one area below:
Archives (College Students or Recent Graduates only):
- Assist with cleaning and organization of artifacts, files, and books
- Documentation and organization of incoming artifacts
- Assist with ongoing efforts to document collection
- Research and curate displays and exhibitions for the Historic Home and Lou Tate Gallery
- Assist with Archives Exhibitions, planning, promoting, hanging, and receptions
Studio (Designed for High School Students):
- Assist with warping and tying up looms
- Assist with onsite education programs for youth such as weaving tours/classes, field trips, summer camps
- Cleaning & Organizing Top House Studio
- Assist with onsite educational displays
- Assist administrative team with educational materials and presentations
- Assemble kits for education programs
Abilities and Experience Required
- An interest in textile arts and/or history.
- A demonstrated background or education in the field you seek to intern.
- Experience dealing with the public and/or providing customer service for anyone applying as Studio Intern
- Flexibility, Positive Attitude, and Cooperative Work Style needed
If you would like to inquire or request and application for our Internship program, please reach out to us here on our contact page.