8 people are interested
History Center School Tours Volunteer
8 people are interested
School Tour Volunteers lead groups of children and adults on a fun exploration through a museum gallery.
2022 Volunteer shifts are weekdays, Monday - Friday, 10am - 1pm.
History Center tours explore Florida’s natural environment, indigenous and Native American tribes, pioneers, cattle & citrus, transportation & tourism, and African American history. Volunteers also facilitate 'mock’ courtroom trials, STEM challenges and classroom workshops.
REPORTS TO: Diane Masciale, Museum Services Coordinator
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Guide groups thru a gallery honoring the experiences and contributions of those who came before us and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
Commit to volunteer an average of one day per week for tours, preferably minimum 6 months.
- Fourth Floor Galleries - Natural Environment & Seminoles and Pioneers
- Third Floor Galleries - Transportation & Historic Courtroom
- Second Floor Gallery - African American Community
- Museum Techniques & Best Practices
Training - Practice
TBA, possibly in December
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND PERSONAL QUALIFICATIONS:
Friendly, flexible, curious about history
Interested in speaking with museum guests of all ages
Minimum Age 18 years
Mobility needed for walking groups around a gallery.
Previous experience with children helpful, but not required
Business Casual Dress Code
BENEFITS AND AWARDS FOR ACTIVE VOLUNTEERS
Engaging, Rewarding Experience
Invitations to Quarterly Appreciation Brunches, Special Exhibition Tours, Docent Trainings & Events
After 100 hours of volunteer service:
Individual Membership - Historical Society of Central Florida, Inc.
Eligibility for President’s Volunteer Service Award
Recognition at yearly Volunteer Appreciation Event
Free parking validation during scheduled volunteer shifts.
The above description and qualifications are not all-inclusive and represents a majority of the key responsibilities of this position. Other duties may be assigned as required to fulfill the directives of the Education Department or as designated by executive staff. Work environment is primarily in the exhibits of the museum.
*Final Candidates must pass a background check.
10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Onsite shifts are Wednesdays, limited enrollment due to Covid. FALL 2021 is new volunteer training period. FULL volunteer description is below.
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About Orange County Regional History Center
65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801, US
The mission of the Orange County Regional History Center is to serve as the gateway for community engagement, education, and inspiration by preserving and sharing Central Florida’s continually unfolding story.
The Orange County Regional History Center is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution and a member of the American Alliance of Museums. The History Center includes a museum in a historic courthouse, the collection of the Historical Society of Central Florida, the Joseph L. Brechner Research Library, and Heritage Square park. It advances its mission through wide-ranging programs, permanent and traveling exhibits, and limited-run exhibitions from other prestigious institutions.
Orange County Regional History CenterDowntown Orlando65 East Central Blvd.Orlando, FL 32801
August 17, 2021
- Teaching / Instruction
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- FALL 2021 is training, online & at museum, one morning per week, preferably Wednesdays.