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Using a BHS provided script, Tour Guides lead groups throughout the city learning about places, people and events that shaped the Queen City. Costumes (we provide those too) are encouraged.
Educate tour attendees about the history of Bangor
Interact with the public in a positive and engaging manner
Collect tour fees from attendees and deposit money at the Hill House
Tour Guides are asked to attend an orientation course at the BHS. Courses are regularly scheduled and will last approximately an hour. In addition, Tour Guides will shadow experienced BHS guides as they give tours.
Tour Guides will be supplied with information regarding the Hill House and its history and are encouraged to ask staff for help at any time.
Tour guides are expected to commit to at least 3tours per year
Tour dates and times vary- a mix of weekday evenings and weekend mornings/evenings
Location: Downtown Bangor, Mt. Hope Cemetery
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 the public
Able to work independently
Responsible money handling
Learn about local history topics
Access to the museum’s resources and collection as well as learning materials
Gain public speaking experience
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