Mesa Grande Cultural Park is an active archaeological site associated with the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The ancient Hohokam, ancestors of today's O'odham people, built and used the Mesa Grande platform mound between AD 1100 and 1450. The mound was the public and ceremonial center for a one of the largest Hohokam villages in the Salt River Valley. Interpretive guides lead student and adult guests through the park as they discover more about Arizona’s prehistory in a dynamic environment. Mesa Grande is open October through May. Applicants must be willing and able to work outdoors and stand for 3-4 hours at a time.
TIME COMMITMENT: Minimum of 3 hours per week, Tuesday - Friday as scheduled.
PURPOSE: Provide visitors with a delightful, educational museum experience through interesting and accurate information about Mesa Grande Cultural Park.
JOB RESPONSIBILITIES: Will work with museum staff and other volunteers to lead student and adult tours and activities and provide information to guests regarding the history of the site.
- Enjoys talking with children
- Has interest in archaeology and anthropology
- Able to lift at least 10 lbs.
- Willing to learn and give accurate information
- Have good customer service skills
- Be 18 or older
- Be willing to be fingerprinted
- Able to work outside and stand for long periods of time
Shifts are available Monday- Friday from 9:30am -2:00pm
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Community Outreach
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 3-12 hours/week and a minimum of 40 hours/year