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Docent (Tour Guide) at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

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Tampa Bay History Center

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The Tampa Bay History Center has entered into a unique partnership with Hernando County to provide curatorial and interpretive services for historic Chinsegut Hill, one of Florida’s few remaining pre-Civil War plantation sites.

Located on the second-highest point in the State of Florida, Chinsegut Hill includes an 1850s-era house and largely unspoiled 114-acre preserve.

The site has been witness to the gatherings of Florida’s early people dating back thousands of years, to pioneers settling at the time of the Second Seminole War, and to the dark chapters of slavery in the state. During the 1920s and 1930s, new owners of the home hosted such luminaries as Thomas Edison, Helen Keller, Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings and others.

We are looking for volunteer docents to lead historic tours through the house to interpret the broad history of the site and the region. Beginning with shifts during weekend hours beginning August 1st 2020. Shift times are 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.
*Social distancing guidelines are strictly being observed, including mandatory masks, social distancing, available hand sanitizing, and group size limits.

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About Tampa Bay History Center


225 S Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602, US

Mission Statement

The Tampa Bay History Center is dedicated to discovering, preserving, and interpreting the rich cultural heritage of the Tampa Bay region.


The Tampa Bay History Center's new 60,000-square-foot museum is opening in December 2008. Located in Tampa's Channelside district, the museum is situated on the waterfront overlooking Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park. The four-level building features two floors of interactive exhibits, theater presentations, map center, research library, classrooms, event space, museum store, Columbia Cafe, and more.

Following in the footsteps of our area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, presidents, sports legends, and railroad tycoons, visitors can explore 500 years of recorded history and 12,000 years of human habitation in the Tampa Bay region. They can stroll through a 1920s cigar store, experience a theater presentation, create their own citrus labels, discover an 1800s Cracker cabin, view World War II artifacts, and more.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


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22495 Chinsegut Hill RoadBrooksville, FL 34601



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Adult Education
  • History
  • Research
  • Public Speaking




  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing. Possibly weekdays as needed, based on appointments. Weekends open to the public. 2 hour shifts. Min 1 day a week
  • $40.00 fee for background check, uniform shirt, and name badge. Mandatory training starts in July 2020. Dependability, flexibility in schedule, enthusiasm for history and speaking to diverse groups. Experience with tours and/or museums a plus.

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