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Docent (Tour Guide) at Chinsegut Hill Historic Site

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ORGANIZATION: 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 one of the highest points 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 and school field trips through the house and grounds to interpret the broad history of the site and the region.
Tour shifts are during weekend hours: 10:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00 pm-2:00 pm, and 2:00 pm-5:00 pm.
Field Trips are Thursdays and Fridays during the months of February and March 2024, starting at 10:00 am.

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Tuesdays and Thursdays for leading tours for 90 minute school field trips that start at 10, 10:30 or 11 am
  • 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
    Shifts vary. 10-12pm, 12-2pm, or 2-4pm
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About Tampa Bay History Center


801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602, US

Mission Statement

The Tampa Bay History Center is dedicated discovering, preserving, and learning from our region’s past to inform our common future.


The Tampa Bay History Center's 60,000-square-foot museum opened in Jan 2009. Located in Tampa's downtown Water Street area, the museum is situated on the waterfront overlooking Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park. The four-level building features three 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
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Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy


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


22495 Chinsegut Hill RoadBrooksville, FL 34601



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




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Ongoing. Possibly weekdays as needed, by appointment. Weekends are open to the public. 2 hour shifts. Min 1 day a week. Field trips will be offered in February 2024 on Thursdays and Fridays at 10:00 am.
  • $40.00 fee for background check, uniform shirt, and name badge. Training involves shadowing and self-study. Dependability, flexibility in schedule, enthusiasm for history and speaking to diverse groups. Experience with tours and/or museums a plus.

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