• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Description of Duties:
• Stock, monitor, and clean all art material associated with the Take Part in Art program • Facilitate visitor participation in the Take Part in Art program
• Provide a map and information about the current tour and program schedule, gallery exhibit, introductory film, Junior Ranger program, and any other upcoming event or program when needed • Provide information about the history and significance of Weir Farm National Historic Site when needed
• Communicate effectively orally
• Be able to lift/carry 35 pounds
• Be able to occasionally stand for a long period of time
• Be friendly, polite, respectful, and enjoy working with people
• Be able to work independently
• Be reliable, punctual, and represent the National Park Service in a professional manner
• Be able to follow direction and work as a member of a team
• Properly wear Volunteer Uniform and nametag during all volunteer shifts (provided).
• Complete volunteer agreement forms and log volunteer hours for each fiscal year (October through September) to be turned in to Volunteer Coordinator in early October.
• Staff at least one Take Part in Art shift per month, Saturday and Sunday, May through October, 12:30 – 4:30
• Attend ALL required trainings.
• Complete ALL assigned readings and other requirements before first shift.
• While performing the duties of this job, volunteer is regularly required to stand, walk, and monitor surroundings.
• Complete a basic federal background check required of all National Park Service Volunteers.
Opportunity to work with a friendly, fun, and motivated group of people with whom you share a passion for preserving and promoting the National Park System and specifically, the only national park in the country dedicated to American painting
The Take Part in Art program encourages visitors to discover their inner artist while sketching or painting en plein air with art supplies provided by the National Park Service. In 2009, over 1500 visitors participated in the Take Part in Art program and became part of the unique and enduring artistic tradition of Weir Farm National Historic Site.
About Weir Farm National Historic Site:
Weir Farm National Historic Site, the only National Park Service site dedicated to American painting, was home to three generations of American artists including Julian Alden Weir, a leading figure in American art and the development of American Impressionism. Today, the 60-acre park, which includes the Weir House, Weir and Young Studios, barns, gardens, and Weir Pond, is one of the nation’s finest remaining landscapes of American art. For more information about Weir Farm National Historic Site or the National Park Service, please visit www.nps.gov/wefa or call 203-834-1896.
NOTE: THERE IS NO HOUSING AVAILABLE AT WEIR FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
NOTE: Weir Farm National Historic Site will contact applicants in the spring, as this opportunity runs spring through autumn each year. The park does not recruit and train volunteers in the winter season. If applying after November 1st you may not be contacted until March when seasonal training begins. Thank you!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: NOTE: THERE IS NO HOUSING AVAILABLE AT WEIR FARM NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE