Costumed Junior Interpreter

Assist staff and other volunteers with the interpretation and animation of the museum and grounds to museum visitors.

Age Requirement: 12 - 17

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist staff, volunteers and the visiting public with daily activities and chores from 1812 or 1850’s depending on the programming.
  • Provide positive customer service to the visiting public at all times.
  • Carry out activities in a responsible, cooperative and respectful manner.
  • Dress in historic costume and use appropriate language from 1812 or the 1850’s.
  • Review information packages and practice daily activities before assisting staff and volunteers.
  • Work cooperatively with staff and volunteers to set up, demonstrate and clean up the activities.
  • Work on an assigned individual project during quiet periods.
  • Attend orientation and training sessions.
  • Notify the designated staff member about any schedule changes.

Position Boundaries:

  • Volunteers must accept and follow the direction of the Cultural Manager, staff, and volunteer they are assigned to work with.
  • Direct visitor questions to a staff member when unsure of the response.

Qualifications:

  • Youth volunteers must be 12 years of age before starting the program.
  • Youth must be responsible, cooperative, demonstrate initiative, have a positive attitude and commit to providing excellent customer service to our visitors.
  • Must be able to follow directions and guidelines.
  • Must be able to work cooperatively with staff, volunteers and the visiting public.
  • Available to attend all orientation and training sessions.
  • Youth must personally request an application package.

Time Frame:

The position requires some weekends throughout the year and daytime during July and August.

Training & Supervision:

  • Mandatory orientation and training session with parents in attendance.
  • Monitoring of volunteer activities on a daily basis by staff and/or assigned volunteer.

Staff Contact: Angela Bobier, Cultural Manager

Benefits:

  • Meet new friends and learn great customer service skills.
  • Earn Community Involvement hours for high school.
  • Reference and scholarship letters.
  • Invitations to volunteer appreciation events.

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Tyrconnell Heritage Society! The following questions will help us assess your suitability. Please answer all of the questions as completely as possible.

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    A commitment of one year is preferred.

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