Volunteers Needed for the Craftsmanship Museum

The museum is open Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday and is closed on holidays. When it gets crowded with visitors, having additional personnel on hand to help answer questions is very helpful. We are seeking volunteers to act as hosts, docents or to work in the machine shop. (Click on photo for a larger view.)

Docents (Hosts) Needed

The Joe Martin Foundation is seeking volunteers to help man the Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum in Carlsbad, CA. Museum volunteers act as hosts and docents, showing visitors around the facility and explaining the exhibits. A background in metalworking, model engineering or model making is helpful as is an appreciation and understanding of fine craftsmanship at the small end of the size scale. However, some of our volunteers come from other non-technical backgrounds and just find the subject matter at the museum a interesting and talking with our visitors stimulating and rewarding.  The museum employs a master craftsman to man the Foundation's machine shop and a museum manager during the hours we are open. In order to provide additional assistance for the manager and shop machinists, we are seeking people who would enjoy spending some time at the museum and helping out with visitor questions.

Machinists Wanted too

The machine shop is now manned by our two part-time master machinists, but we would like to have others working in there as well helping us with our ongoing engine projects on a volunteer basis. If you live in San Diego North County and would like to help out in the shop a few hours a week, please contact us with your resume.

Visitors with disabilities

The current facility has all of our exhibits on the first floor. Wheelchair ramps provide access to the building from the parking lot. All restrooms have handicapped access for wheelchairs. Extra wheeled walkers are available for those who tire and need extra support while visiting the exhibit.

It's a great place to spend some time

If you have some extra time and would like to spend it hosting visitors to the Craftsmanship Museum or working in the shop, please give us a call or stop by for a visit. You can reach museum curator Craig Libuse at 760-727-9492 weekdays from 8AM to 5 PM. You can also e-mail craig@craftsmanshipmuseum.com with questions. Projects built in the museum shop become part of the museum display, and the names of those who worked on the projects will forever be displayed with the projects. They are not made to be sold, but rather to be displayed and appreciated. We also RUN THEM! If you enjoy talking to fellow machinists, model makers and craftsmen and educating other visitors on how craftsmanship benefits us in our daily lives, the Joe Martin Foundation Craftsmanship museum is a rewarding place to spend a little time.

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