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Overview Have you ever wanted to know more about Bangor history? Learn more about the storied past of the Queen City and help others do the same! Museum Guides at the Hill House are the most visible members of our staff, giving tours to visitors and staffing events like our membership receptions. Key Responsibilities
Educate visitors about the history of Bangor and the Hill House
Interact with program participants in a positive and engaging manner
Opportunity to staff BHS events
Work with staff to improve the programs BHS offers
Museum Guides are asked to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour. In addition, Museum Guides will shadow BHS staff as they give tours. All volunteers are encouraged to attend at least one walking tour to learn more about Bangor history.
Museum Guides will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time.
Museum Guides are expected to be available for at least one 3 ½ hour shift a week.
Shifts are from 9:30 to 1:00 and 1:00 to 4:30 Monday through Saturday.
Location: Thomas A. Hill House
Qualifications and Skills
Reliable and punctual
Comfortable speaking in front of small groups
Desire to learn about local history
Outgoing and enthusiastic about interacting with visitors
Able to work independently
Enjoys working with children
Free admission to Thomas A. Hill House museum
Access to the museum’s resources and collection as well as learning materials
Free entrance to BHS events
Gain professional experience
15% discount on gift store purchases
After 100 hours of service, a free one-year membership to Bangor Historical Society