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ORGANIZATION: FLORIDA KEYS HISTORY AND DISCOVERY FOUNDATION

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The Keys History & Discovery Center is staffed primarily through the efforts of volunteers who serve as docents and greeters to guests. Our volunteers enjoy sharing our history and interacting with guests who frequently have their own stories to tell about time spent in the Keys.

We are seeking volunteers who have a special interest in the community and its unique history and ecology. Shifts are available Tuesday-Sundays from 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-5 p.m. To learn more about volunteering you can view our website at www.keysdiscovery.com, e-mail administrator@keysdiscovery.com or call 305-922-2237.

Our hours of operation are modified to Tuesday through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:30 PM
  • 01:30 PM to 05:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About FLORIDA KEYS HISTORY AND DISCOVERY FOUNDATION

Location:

PO BOX 1124, ISLAMORADA, FL 33036, US

Mission Statement

To support a world-class history and discovery center that accurately reflects our Florida Keys in a multifaceted and interactive environment.

Description

Keys History & Discovery Center occupies a two-story, 7,500 square foot facility located in the heart of Islamorada on the property of the Islander Resort and is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Permanent exhibits include First People/Indians, Pirates/Wreckers/Salvagers, Spanish Treasure Fleets, Legends of the Line, and a permanent model replica of Indian Key circa 1840. Stories of the Upper Keys encompasses Henry Flagler’s Over-Sea Railway, the Overseas Highway, and the 1935 Labor Day Hurricane, as well as the people who carved niches for themselves and their families from a considerably more inhospitable string of islands than the sub-tropical paradise we live in today. The Coral Reef Exploration exhibit, developed in partnership with Mote Marine Laboratory, comprises three aquariums showcasing our unique coral reef ecosystem and the challenges it faces.

Additional exhibits include a 16th century cannon salvaged from a wreck off American Shoal lighthouse and a 18th century anchor from the 1733 New Spain fleet. And through a partnership with Bonefish & Tarpon Trust, we have an exhibit featuring the importance of the sport fishery and the habitat in which they live.

The second floor of the museum operates as a rotating exhibit space and is also where you’ll find the Jerry Wilkinson Research Library and a 35-seat movie theater that features documentaries relevant to Upper Keys history and ecology.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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

WHERE

82100 Overseas HighwayIslamorada, FL 33036

(24.92012,-80.62892)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Retail / Sales
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • People Skills
  • History

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Training time is dependent on comfort level with the point of sale system.

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