History Tour Guides are passionate about sharing history and are great story tellers! Wheatland's guides dress in 1860 period fashions provided by LancasterHistory.org. Guides provide personalized guided tours for visitors of all ages through the interior spaces at President James Buchanan's Wheatland. In addition to history tours, Wheatland offers opportunities to participate in living history programs when they are presented during the main season.
We're looking for volunteer who are enthusiastic about history; dependable & motivated; possess good verbal communication skills; possess the ability to be on your feet for an hour and ability to climb stairs. Must be 17 years or older. Available to work a 3 hour shift.
Staff will provide historical content training as well as guidance on best practices with guiding groups through and around antiques within a 19th century environment. Volunteers will also receive articles and books to read to increase their knowledge on various subjects. New volunteers will be scheduled to shadow other Wheatland guides as part of their training.
Shifts are available Monday - Saturday from 10am to 1pm AND 1pm to 3pm
- Public Speaking
- Problem Solving
- People Skills
Good Match For
Teens People 55+
Requirements & Commitment
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 17
- Orientation or Training
- Shifts available Mon-Sat from 10-1pm and 1-3pm