• Computers • Research Library • Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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Job description: The position may include conducting historic research as well as planning and delivering interpretive/educational talks and tours. Volunteers will provide information, orientation, and interpretation to thousands of park visitors. The position involves in-depth study of American history focusing on the civil rights movement, Civil War, African American history, United Supreme Court history, and local history with relation to the events of the 1957 desegregation crisis. Duties include studying assigned research materials; developing an accurate, working knowledge of related American history; assisting in preparing and presenting special events; drafting written responses to information requests; researching, developing and presenting interpretive programs. The position may require the preparation, development and presentation of on- and off- site educational programs adhering to curriculum guidelines and conducted research to ensure accurate and relevant programming; the utilization of current methods, learning theories, and national education standards in prepared materials and presentations.
Qualifications: Applicants should have a keen interest in and knowledge of American history in related areas, public speaking skills, basic research skills, ability to organize large amounts of information, ability to work cooperatively with others in a stressful environment, ability to follow directions and handle controversial issues with tact and in a professional manner, and ability to tolerate summer heat for extended periods of time, computer literacy, attention to detail and documentation, the ability to work independently. Dress will be casual office attire. A vehicle for transportation is strongly recommended.
Time commitment: Volunteer would need to make a significant commitment as position requires extensive interpretive and educational training.
Selection criteria/age requirement: Applicant should specify interest on Volunteer Services Application; applicants must be a minimum of 16 years old. Background check may be required.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Housing: Housing and/or RV sites are not available for this position.