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Exhibit Hosts at the First Ladies National Historic Site represent the face of our organization and allow us to meet the needs of the public on a daily basis. Our mission states that we are here to "educate the public on the lives and contributions of the First Ladies," and the Exhibit Hosts are ambassadors of this mission. They will interpret the history of First Ladies through themed exhibits that focus on the lives and contributions of these remarkable women.
Exhibit Host duties also include:
Providing exemplary customer service to guests by welcoming them and being available to assist with any needs they may have during their visit
Staying up to date on First Lady history to remain knowledgeable on the topic
Answering all visitor questions related to First Ladies, our organization, the National Park Service and the Canton area
Keeping track of time to ensure tour groups are sent to the Saxton McKinley House in a timely fashion
Allow guests to browse exhibits at their own pace but remaining available to chat or answer questions
Qualification and Requirements include:
Volunteers must be able to commit to a schedule of 8 hours per month for a minimum of 6 months. Training as an Exhibit Host typically takes 1-2 months depending on the individual.
Must be comfortable working with people of various backgrounds, beliefs and interests
Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time
Attend yearly continuing education trainings
Professional dress attire is required
Volunteer shifts are available in 4 hour increments: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm or 12:00 to 4:00 pm. Our site is NOT open to the public during the evenings.