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MAY 28th, 2019 – San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park & Volunteers In Parks (VIP) program will be hosting Docent Training Sessions into the Art of Interpretation. You’re Invited to join the fun…
This Active Docent opportunity is only open to US Residents and the Territories thereof.
Are you the kind of person who enjoys sharing history with other individuals while interacting with visitor’s to an urban park? If so, San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park is proud to announce special training sessions currently being offered for interested individuals who enjoy sharing their valuable time and knowledge with others while enjoying the beauty of waterfront and historic ships moored along Hyde Street Pier.
Docents often work the Information Desks at both the Park Visitor Center and Maritime Museum sharing their unique maritime knowledge with park visitors through educational programs, informal contacts, and period maritime demonstrations. It’s a fascinating world delving into the rich maritime history of San Francisco, California and west-coast America. You’ll learn rare maritime trades required to operate ships in a bygone era and be enchanted with wild and sometimes incredulous stories of the sea. Be mystified… be intrigued… learn and share, you’re bound to be mesmerized how much the maritime world has changed and yet in so many ways, still affects our daily lives.
After an interview, and once accepted aboard as an Active Maritime Volunteer, a signed and dated 301-A Volunteer Agreement form must be completed prior to any service being provide to the park or volunteer program.
For your convenience, the signed copy is maintained on file in the volunteer office and is available to you for required updates whenever necessary.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer docent at the park, future training sessions will introduce participants to maritime history, the art of presenting both educational programs, making informal contacts and at times, providing lectures, tours as well as provide period maritime demonstrations. Learn the stories preserved by the park's collection of authentic 19th century vessels on the Hyde Street Pier and Depression Era art in the Maritime Museum.
We hope you consider our invitation to hop aboard our Docent program and chart a new course as a Steward of Maritime History in "America's Only Floating National Park."
We request our active docents to serve between 8 and 10 hours per month for at least one year. Schedules are mutually agreed upon by both the individual volunteer and the docent coordinator prior to service being provided.
The volunteer program provides all necessary volunteer uniformwear and accessories at no cost to the individual.
Unfortunately, Housing is not available for staff or volunteers…
There is no charge for the sessions being presented, However Reservations Are Required.
To register, or for more information, please contact us either by email or by telephone.
Docent Coordinator Lou Salas Sian at 415-964-8698 or Volunteer Program Manager Terry Dorman at 415-561-7160
We'd love to welcome you aboard!
HOUSING & AMENITIES Description: Unfortunately, Housing is NOT provided for staff or volunteers