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Museum Interpreter/Docent - S'edav Va'aki Museum

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ORGANIZATION: S'edav Va'aki Museum & Archaeological Park

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Museum Interpreters/Docents meet and greet museum visitors, supply information, and conduct tours for visitors in the museum's galleries. Interpreters/Docents will initiate interactions with visitors and answer questions for visitors in the museum's various galleries. Interpreters/Docents may also facilitate crafts or programs about topics such as archaeology, life in the southwest, and the canals.

Duties include:

  • Staying up to date with upcoming programs and events
  • Proactively welcoming visitors with a smile and a friendly greeting
  • Maintaining a broad understanding of the Hohokam culture and the Ancestral Sonoran Desert People's way of life as it is currently understood
  • Listening and learning from staff and Master Docents to stay up to date on current interpretations
  • Facilitating interpretation for multi-generational groups (primarily elementary schools and adults)
  • Utilizing techniques of dialogue and testing of educational programs
  • Maintaining a tidy exhibit space and monitoring artifact usage to prevent breakage; informing supervisor if exhibit elements or objects become overly work or broken
If this sounds interesting, press "I want to help" or email pks.pgm.volunteers@phoenix.gov and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

S'edav Va'aki (formerly Pueblo Grande) Museum is a 1,500-year-old archaeological site and museum. The Museum offers a handicap accessible 2/3-mile interpretive trail on a prehistoric village site. Visitors view a platform mound, ballcourt, and irrigation canals. Indoor exhibits feature artifacts from the site and hands-on activities for kids.

https://www.phoenix.gov/parks/arts-culture-history/pueblo-grande

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About S'edav Va'aki Museum & Archaeological Park

Location:

4619 East Washington Street, Phoenix AZ, AZ 85034, US

Mission Statement

To honor the site of S'edav Va'aki as a unique community resource, through sound preservation practices, engaging educational programs, and the thoughtful care and presentation of cultural materials. For all audiences, S'edav Va'aki Museum will foster understanding, appreciation and respect for our shared cultural history.

Description

S'e dav Va'aki Museum is located on a 1,500 year old archaeological site left by the Hohokam culture located just minutes from downtown Phoenix next to Sky Harbor International Airport. This National Historic Landmark and Phoenix Point of Pride has been a part of the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department since 1929, and is the largest preserved archaeological site within Phoenix.
A fully accessible 2/3 mile trail takes you through a prehistoric Hohokam archaeological village site with a partially excavated platform mound, ballcourt, and replicated prehistoric houses. There are three galleries to visit while at the Museum. The main gallery displays artifacts of the Hohokam and discusses the S'e dav Va'aki village site. The children’s hands-on gallery has activities to help kids learn about the science of archaeology. And the changing gallery features exhibits on various topics from archaeology, southwest cultures, and Arizona history.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

4619 E Washington St.Phoenix, AZ 85034

(33.44567,-111.98476)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • Pottery
  • Storytelling
  • Anthropology
  • Archeology
  • General Education

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 3-4 hours per month

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