Discovery Guide at the Idaho State Museum

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State of Idaho Historical Society

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Discovery Guides will engage family and intergenerational audiences through conversation, hands-on activities, and exploration in the Boomtown and History Lab Exhibits in the family galleries of the Museum. These exhibits were designed to promote hands-on, interactive, play-based learning for children and their caregivers. The Boomtown exhibit gives visitors the opportunities to try their hand at early professions and trades in Idaho and the History Lab introduces visitors to primary resources through fun, hands-on activities.

Discovery Guides will engage family and intergenerational audiences through conversation, hands-on activities, and exploration in the Boomtown and History Lab Exhibits in the family galleries of the Museum. These exhibits were designed to promote hands-on, interactive, play-based learning for children and their caregivers. The Boomtown exhibit gives visitors the opportunities to try their hand at early professions and trades in Idaho and the History Lab introduces visitors to primary resources through fun, hands-on activities.

2 Shifts

  • afternoon / 01:00 PM to 02:45 PM
    Volunteers will… • Complete initial training and attend ongoing development sessions • Greet all visitors and invite them to participate in the exhib
  • afternoon / 02:30 PM to 04:15 PM
    Volunteers will… Complete initial training and attend ongoing development sessions • Greet all visitors and invite them to participate in the exhib
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About State of Idaho Historical Society

Location:

2205 Old Penitentiary Rd, Boise, ID 83712, US

Mission Statement

MISSION: Idaho State Historical Society preserves and promotes Idaho’s cultural heritage. VISION: Our vision is to inspire, enrich and engage all Idahoans by leading the state in preserving, sharing, and using history and cultural resources relevant to today to inform and influence the future. VALUES:Customer Service. Stewardship. Education. Professionalism

Description

The Idaho State Historical Society is a trusted guide through the state’s history and how it has shaped every aspect of our lives - our land, our communities, our government and our people. Created in 1881 and established as a state agency in 1907, the Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) is an extraordinary system of cultural and historic resources comprised of the Idaho State Museum, Idaho State Archives, Idaho State Historic Preservation Office, Old Idaho Penitentiary and Historic Sites Program.

ISHS Preserves and provides access to irreplaceable state owned historic collections including 50,000 artifacts, 500,000 photos, 40,000 maps and architectural drawings, 60 historic buildings, and 20,000 archeological items.

ISHS benefits Idahoans though key programs including Capitol curation and exhibition; records management through the State Archives, operation of cultural facilities of the state including the Idaho State Museum and Old Idaho Penitentiary, and management of the programs under the National Historic Preservation Act, including the National Register of Historic Places Programs.

The Idaho State Historical Society serves over 110,000 people each year through educational programs, inspiring exhibitions, fun events, genealogy and family history, research use, and technical assistance. Annually, over 15,000 school- aged children benefit from ISHS programs and visits.

Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

610 Julia Davis Dr.Boise, ID 83702

(43.61066,-116.2055)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Curating
  • History

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • We are looking for Friday, Sat or Sunday volunteer shifts.
  •  Enthusiasm for working with children and a wide range of visitors to the museum  A growth mindset and a willingness to learn and teach new things  Good customer service and communication skills  The ability to complete tasks independently and

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