Docent and Program Interpreter


(42.082855,-87.862595)
 

Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1421 Milwaukee Ave.Glenview, IL 60025

About

DOCENT, Program Interpreter School Groups and/or Scout Groups

When: Weekdays and/or weekends

Where: The Grove, 1421 Milwaukee Ave., or, Air Station Prairie, 2400 Compass Rd. Glenview

Minimum commitment: 2 Hours per month

DOCENT, History Tour

When: Weekends year round

Tuesday & Thursday during the summer

Minimum commitment: 2 Hours per month

DOCENT, Science Interpreter

When: Weekends

Minimum commitment: 2 Hours per month

JOB DESCRIPTION

Responsible for providing historical and/or environmental programming and interpretation to school groups, tour groups, events, site programming and general visitors.

  • Conduct tours of the facilities and trails
  • Demonstrate and explain historical period activities
  • Provide general information to public about facilities and exhibits
  • Handle and present exhibit animals including snakes and turtles for specific programs

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Age 16 and older. Children age 8 -15 are eligible to volunteer and are required to be accompanied by an adult for all training and service
  • Education: Preference given to individuals with education or background in history, science or environmental education
  • Experience: At least one year relevant work experience and previous experience working with school age children desired

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • Communicate effectively in speaking, reading and writing in English
  • Strong public speaking and/or presentation skills.
  • Willingness to wear period appropriate clothing for historical programs.
  • Willingness to learn historical material and period activities.
  • Willingness to learn local natural history and wildlife information.
  • For specific programs: willingness to handle and present exhibit animals including snakes and turtles

COMMITMENT EXPECTED

  • 2 Hours per month

TRAINING

  • Complete training and support provided

Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

N/A

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