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History Center School Tours Volunteer

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Orange County Regional History Center

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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.

Training

  • 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.

1 Shift

  • 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.
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About Orange County Regional History Center

Location:

65 E Central Blvd, Orlando, FL 32801, US

Mission Statement

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.

Description

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.

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Orange County Regional History CenterDowntown Orlando65 East Central Blvd.Orlando, FL 32801

(28.54167,-81.37569)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • FALL 2021 is training, online & at museum, one morning per week, preferably Wednesdays.

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