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San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park Docents share their unique maritime knowledge with park visitors through educational programs and informal contacts.
This Active Docent opportunity is open to all US Residents & the Territories thereof.
All Active Maritime Volunteers MUST have a signed and dated 301-A Volunteer Agreement form/ Application on file in the volunteer office prior to any volunteer service being provided to the park or program.
Docent work indoors as well as outdoors, away from water as well as over water, serving at the park’s visitor center, maritime museum, Hyde Street Pier and other associated park contact stations providing 30-minute walking tours and interpretive services aboard the park’s small fleet of National Historic Landmark Ships (NHLS) found moored alongside historic Hyde Street Pier.
Hyde Street Pier is located at the far west-end of world famous Fisherman’s Wharf with the Maritime Museum just a short 5-minute walk from the pier while Park Headquarters is located at Fort Mason Center, Building E 2nd Floor.
Docent duties include interacting with the general public, answering telephone and inquiries into the fascinating history of San Francisco and Pacific Coast maritime history including introducing visitors to the many interesting and surrounding geographic locations and bay area National Parks.
Time Commitment: Normally there is a requested minimal time commitment of 10 hours per/ month. However, understanding today's challenging schedules & personal obligations a more conducive schedule may be arranged proving advantageous to the park as well as benefitting one's personal commitments.
Our active maritime docents are an incredibly friendly and outgoing group to know and truly, a wonderful team to be a part of.
If this position is of interest to you and you wish to learn more about this fascinating docent opportunity, please call 1 (415) 561-7161.
If you wish to schedule a private one-on-one interview directly with the park’s Docent Coordinator, please call 1 (415) 964-8698.
For the right person, this is a unique opportunity to be a part of an amazing team of maritime interpreters in “America’s Only Floating National Park” and we'd love to welcome you aboard!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Housing is NOT provided to staff or volunteers