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Volunteer at Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

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National Park Service - National Mall & Memorial Parks

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Job Title: Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial

Job Description: Come be part of history at the newest Memorial at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. Serves at the newly constructed Eisenhower Memorial (Opens September). The new site has a visitor contact station built into the gift store. Time will be spent at the contact station as well as roving the Memorial to interact with visitors. Assists visitors by providing directions and orientation to the park and surrounding area; sharing historical, cultural, and natural resource information, and providing informal interpretation. Volunteers may also have opportunities to assist with formal interpretive programs. Other duties include maintaining brochure/map stock, monitoring visitation, and reporting safety and security concerns and emergencies.

https://nationalmall.org/become-a-volunteer

Training:

· Volunteers will be required to attend a 2 day training within their first year of service.Fall 2020 dates will be September 12 and 13.

· Volunteers will attend onsite training at the memorial prior to its opening on September 17th.

· Volunteers will have the opportunity to attend classroom education sessions lead by NPS staff around the history of Dwight D. Eisenhower.

Qualifications:

· excellent communication skills

· desire to assist visitors and provide excellent customer service

· enthusiasm, friendliness, and a positive attitude

· knowledge (which can be acquired) of Dwight D. Eisenhower and the Memorial

· willingness to learn new information to enhance your ability to educate visitors

Minimum Commitment:

· 6 months (8 hours per month, more encouraged) Preference given to volunteer who can commit to a weekly shift.

· short term--summer, etc. (able to volunteer at least 2 days per week)

Location of position:

Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial, Visitor Contact Station is located at the corner of Independence Ave. and 6th Street SW

No parking is provided to volunteers. Capital South Metro Station is adjacent to the Memorial.

Requirements:

· Age: 18 or older (Younger applicants with parental/guardian approval may be considered.)

· Must wear park-issued volunteer uniform and name tag

· As representatives of the NPS and National Mall & Memorial Parks, volunteers must adhere to the National Mall and Memorial Parks Volunteer Code of Conduct.

Physical Conditions

· Volunteer work may include standing for long periods of time, walking short and long distances, climbing/descending steps and inclines. You may be exposed to inclement weather conditions, including heat/humidity, cold, rain, snow, and wind.

Support:

Training for this position will be provided. In addition, guides, rangers, and supervisory personnel will be available for questions and assistance via the radio or phone.

Hours / Days of Operation

· Days of operation will be based on the number of available volunteers.

o Sunday through Saturday

§ Shifts; 9am to 1pm, 1pm to 5pm, 5pm to 8pm

Please go through: https://nationalmall.org/become-a-volunteer

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About National Park Service - National Mall & Memorial Parks

Location:

750 Buckeye Dr, Washington, DC 20024, US

Mission Statement

The National Park Service Preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the national park system for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of this and future generations. The park Service cooperates with partners to extend the benefits of natural and cultural resource conservation and outdoor recreation throughout this country and the world .

Description

The Washington that you see today had its birth two centuries ago in a rational yet visionary design unprecedented in its scale. Pierre Charles L'Enfant's plan for the city and its core mall area was influenced by urban planning then current in Euproe and neoclassical landscape design exemplified by Versalles. Brilliantly adapting those ideas to Washington's terrain, L'Enfant placed the Capitol on Jenkins Hill and the "Presidents House" on a lower terrace then overlooking the Potomac River. Between them ran Pennsylvania Avenue, to symbolize the spearate but connected branches of government. The spirit of that plan lives in the city still.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Bounded by Independence Avenue, 4th and 6th StreetWashington, DC 20202

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • - 6 months (8 hours per month, more encouraged) Preference given to volunteer who can commit to a weekly shift. - short term--summer, etc. (able to volunteer at least 2 days per week)
  • - Wear a uniform

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