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Overview: Do you enjoy working with multi-generational groups of people in a variety of environments? The BHS hosts a number of lectures, receptions and other events throughout the year. The Special Events Assistant works with BHS Staff to plan, organize and implement these community events.
Assist event set up and take down
Assist in running games and activities
Duties vary - anything from selling tickets to handing out craft materials
Assistants are asked to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour. All volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one walking tour to learn more about Bangor history.
Assistants will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time. Volunteers working with children will be given background checks.
Length of Time: at least 3 events in a 6-month period
Amount of Time: 3-4 hours per event, including prep and clean up
Events will be scheduled at a variety of times on both weekdays and weekends
Location: Thomas A. Hill House; other downtown partner locations
Qualifications and Skills:
Enjoys working with children and families
Excellent interpersonal skills
Enthusiasm for local history
Have fun interacting with visitors of all age groups
Learn about local history topics
Children of event volunteers may participate in the event at no cost
Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum
15% discount on gift shop purchases
After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society