Makes informal contacts with visitors at prison site or national cemetery.
Assists visitors at computer database to find gravesite locations and prisoner information.
Keeps an accurate count of visitors entering the building.
Monitors brochures and handouts and makes them available to visitors, or restocks as necesarry.
Promotes Junior Ranger books and administers award ceremonies throughout the day.
Additional duties can include; reproduction prison shelter maintenance, exhibit panel cleaning, library transcription or organization, cleaning and organizing bookstore shelves, folding t-shirts.
Excellent communication and customer service skills.
Willingness to work with others and adapt to vistors of all ages.
Ability to work independently.
Sensitivity to difficult or contentious historical topics.
Ability to perform simple, repetitive tasks.
Ability to stand or sit for moderate amounts of time.
Adaptability to extreme temperatures indoors and outdoors.
Enthusiasm for sharing American history.
Basic museum operations.
Cash register and Eastern National sales practices.
Foundational history of Andersonville military prison.
Basic operations of museum prisoner and burial database.
Protocal and information on National Cemetery and burials.
HOUSING & AMENITIES Type: Trailer/RV Pads Description: Two level RV pads with full hook-ups are available throughout the year. RV pads are available to residential volunteers who can commit to the time requirements. Busiest seasons are spring and fall in Georgia. Winters can vary from mild to icy, though little to no accumulation of snow. Summers are in the 80s and 90s, with heat index often above 100 degrees. Pets are allowed, but for their safety and visitor safety, pets may not be left unsupervised outside of RVs.
Andersonville National Historic Site is a 550 acre park located in rural Sumter County, Georgia. The site houses the National Prisoner of War Museum, the historical Civil War Prison, and Andersonville National Cemetery. Located only 10 miles from Americus, GA, the park has all the benefits of a lovely natural setting, but the conveniences of town living. Andersonville National Cemetery is also an active cemetery that continues to bury veterans to this day. All volunteers must have a working vehicle for transport to and from the park, but will not be required to use their personal vehicle for volunteer activities. Due to the rural setting, cell service and satellite television may vary and wifi is unavailable at the park.