Do you enjoy naval history? Be a Battleship Crew Member!


(36.847496,-76.29479)
 

Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

1 Waterside DriveNorfolk, VA 23510

About

Provide guests with the ultimate experience by:
* Assisting with the opening and closing of the Battleship Wisconsin, greeting and interacting with guests in a friendly manner
* Proactively engage and present accurate historical information that pertains to the Battleship Wisconsin along the interior and exterior of the ship
* Acting as a Lead Guide or Caboose on designated tour routes while addressing needs and navigating potential safety hazards
* Assisting with set up for deck events, walk the decks to perform safety and maintenance checks, and hoisting the jack and signal flags
* Assist with general cleanliness of General Admissions areas, policing, dusting and sweeping as necessary.

Time commitment: 8 hours monthly & 6 months minimum

* Must attend training prior to volunteer duties
* Must enjoy interacting with the general public and be able to address a diverse audience whilst possessing a positive attitude and pleasant demeanor
* Must be able to learn, retain, and present factual information about Battleship Wisconsin while keeping an eye out for safety
* Must possess and project a clear, strong speaking voice
* Ability to carry out assigned tasks with attention to detail under minimal supervision both interior and exterior of ship
* Adults 18+

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS
* Must be able to stand for prolonged periods of time, bend and reach above the head
* Walk and climb ladders to upper and lower decks required
* Tolerate and navigate small spaces
* Capacity to withstand varying temperatures, slight rain, and wind
* Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
* Willingness to research information to enhance guest experience

Skills

  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking
  • General Education
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months and 50 hours minimum

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