• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information
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- Position Overview (Responsibilities & Duties): Researches, develops and presents 2-4 formal interpretive programs daily on various pre-approved themes dealing with the battle of Pea Ridge in the larger context of the America Civil War. Required to be dressed in either American Civil War period civilian attire or NPS approved Volunteer in the Parks uniform. Also responsible for informal interactions with visitors. This position will be under direct supervision and oversight of an NPS employee and is adaptable to academic credit requirements by the University. This position exposes students to career opportunities that exist in the National Park Service specifically and public history field in general. Provides students invaluable professional, resume building experience that prepares them for careers both inside the National Park Service and in the larger Public History Field.
- Physical Condition: Able to wear wool in temperatures of 100 degrees or more, carry minimum of 15 lbs. and stand for up to 30 minutes at a time on at least 4 separate occasions, and be engaged with the public for a total of at least 6 hours a day.
- Training: Comfortable with being trained to handle 19th century weapons to include muskets and/or artillery pieces for public demonstrations. Must be able to attend and pass a 1 day NPS Black Powder Safety Course held at the Park.
- Commitment: Must be able to commit minimum of 8 weeks or 112 total hours (2 days a week, 9:30AM-4:30PM Daily)