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Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

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The William Heath Davis House

OVERVIEW: Education Docents / Tour Guides lead school groups on 90 minute tours of the Gaslamp Quarter and the Davis-Horton House. They provide information and conduct various activities relating to the history and development of the Gaslamp Quarter.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead school groups on a local area walking tour and house tour.

  • Speak about specific points of interest.

  • Lead activities for children related to the Museum’s education mission and in line with school groups educational goals.

    SUSTAINABLE OUTCOME:

  • Be part of the GQHF’s ongoing effort to educate children about the importance of the Gaslamp Quarter as well as connect them with the history of New Town.

    TRAINING AND SUPPORT:

  • Orientation on Gaslamp Quarter history, the GQHF’s mission and expectations for Education tour guides.

  • Attend at least two Walking Tours to observe process and techniques, and shadow at least one educational tour.

  • Script and/or other written materials will be provided.

  • Reports to designated GQHF liaison.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in helping children better understand our community.

  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.

  • Interest in public speaking, history, and culture.

  • Loves working with children.

    TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Education tours generally take place Tuesday through Friday in the mornings, but can be scheduled throughout the day during the Museum’s normal operating hours.

  • A 6-month commitment is required.

  • Consult with designated GQHF volunteer liaison for scheduling.

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About Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation

Location:

410 Island Ave, San Diego, CA 92101, US

Mission Statement

Preserving and promoting the architecture, culture, and history of San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter

Description

The Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation is the "curator" of the Gaslamp Quarter--a 16 block district listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Through its operation of the Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House, the Gaslamp Quarter Historical Foundation has promoted the educational, historical, and cultural development of the historic Gaslamp Quarter for over 25 years.

WHEN

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WHERE

Gaslamp Museum at the Davis-Horton House410 Island AveSan Diego, CA 92101

(32.71059,-117.16064)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Teaching / Instruction

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