• Tour Guide/Interpretation • Visitor Information • General Assistance
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Volunteer is responsible for staffing the information desk at the George Washington Carver Museum and providing occasional tours of The Oaks, home of Booker T. Washington, first principle of Tuskegee Institute.
Description of Duties
Provide orientation to the museum and information about park programs and policies to the visiting public; operate cooperating association store cash register and audio-visual equipment; make announcements to visitors in the museum and theater; and lead formal guided tours through historic house and portion of grounds of Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site.
Benefits to VIP:
Personal enrichment and experience working in a national park setting
Retail training and experience
Experience in communicating with people of diverse cultures
Goal/Outcome of job:
Provide efficient, courteous services, and helpful information to park visitors
Good verbal communication skills
Knowledge of local area and resources helpful
Retail sales experience helpful
Bi-lingual language skills helpful
Familiarity with NPS history, policies, rules, regulations, legislation, and similar guidelines (can be learned on site)
Volunteer will need to spend a portion of work time standing and/or walking; volunteer may be asked to drive a government-owned vehicle.
Visitor Center Desk volunteer will report to Supervisory Park Ranger or a designated Park Ranger or Park Guide.
Work is performed primarily indoors, with occasional tours taking place on university grounds.