Railroad Museum Docent

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BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

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Tour Guide & Museum Docent
Museum docents primarily conduct guided tours inside our car barns and sometimes greet visitors at the boarding platform. If you enjoy meeting people, have a love for history and are available weekends, then volunteering as a docent may be a perfect fit for you! Of course, training is provided.

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About BAY AREA ELECTRIC RAILWAY ASSOCIATION

Location:

5848 STATE HIGHWAY 12, SUISUN CITY, CA 94585, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Bay Area Electric Railroad Association & Western Railway Museum is to preserve the regional heritage of electric railway transportation as a living resource for the benefit of present and future generations. To fulfill this mission the Association will continue to promote the study of electric railways, their physical equipment, properties and operations in northern California and the West. Persist in the procurement and preservation of historic electric railway equipment, materials, and property. Maintain the display and interpretation of surviving historic equipment, materials and properties.

Description

Every aspect of the Museum, from Conductor to Motorman to restoration specialist to archivist to museum store operations, is run by volunteers.

Be it once per week, once per month, in one of our well-established departments, or just during special events like the Pumpkin Patch each October, or the Scenic Limited trains each April, or the Santa Trains in December, we need your help!

It doesn’t matter if you have special skills or not we provide all the necessary training. All you need is a willingness to learn, some spare time, and an interest in supporting the Museum’s mission to preserve the regional heritage of electric railway transportation.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

5848 State Highway 12Suisun City, CA 94585

(38.20604,-121.87579)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • History
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Museum is open on Weekends
  • All volunteers must join as a museum member to be covered under the museum's insurance.

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