Assist the Museum Manager in operating the Museum of the Alphabet and the Mexico-Cárdenas Museum.
For a full-time (40 hours) volunteer or a staff person who raises support
Must be able to work in the US
Greet and engage visitors in conversations and answer questions
Monitor tour guide schedule and perform museum tours
Communicate JAARS history and mission, and work with visitors
Aid in planning meetings and socials
Help with member care and staff training
Respond to emails and requests for information
Coordinate the museums’ involvement with some JAARS Days
Work at the “Night at the Alphabet Museum” program
Open, operate, and close museums upon request
Represent museums at school, church, and community events
Collaborate in updating exhibits and in planning, designing, and constructing new exhibits
Assist with museum collections inventories and management
Perform annual museum gift shop inventory
Account for monies collected and report all sales and donations
Order supplies and perform other duties as assigned
Participate in all JAARS internal events and attend Tuesday Center Meetings
Demonstrate a deep and growing walk with the Lord Jesus that includes personal growth and the ability to support others in their spiritual growth
Embrace the vision, mission, and core values of JAARS, and help us live them effectively
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, History, Museum Studies, Linguistics, Missions, Education, or related field
Able to communicate well, both in written and oral forms of English
Good computer and Microsoft Office, Open-source and/or Google Drive skills
Demonstrated skills in leadership and teamwork
Personable and enjoys people
A self-starter, flexible, and able to work independently
Previous cross-cultural experience or knowledge of another language helpful but not required
JAARS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit Christian ministry headquartered on a beautiful 500+ acre campus just south of Charlotte, NC. Our campus includes extensive training facilities, an airport, office and commercial facilities, guest housing, food services, recreational areas, health clinic, on-site childcare, and youth and family ministry support for staff and partners.
We are pleased to have more than five hundred people serving on our campus. We partner closely with SIL International, the organizations of the Wycliffe Global Alliance and other organizations locally and globally.
JAARS vision is that people’s lives and communities are transformed as they experience God’s Word in their own language.
JAARS mission is to make Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
There are nearly 600 million people in the world with little or no access to Scripture in the language they know best, their heart language. JAARS is here to do something about that.
JAARS makes Bible translation and language development possible, especially in the most remote and difficult places on earth. We do that by enabling locally-appropriate and sustainable solutions in transportation, technology, media, and training.
We need more staff to make in possible. Of those who work at the JAARS Center in Waxhaw, N.C., 50% are volunteers either short- or long-term, full- or part-time, and of all ages and training backgrounds. Missionaries and a few paid personnel round out the staff.
Consider becoming part of our team that impacts people for eternity by helping give them God’s Word!