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Museum Ambassador

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ORGANIZATION: Kentucky Historical Society

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Thomas D. Clark History Center

Description of Role: The Museum Ambassador will represent a variety of interests at the Kentucky Historical Society. Our ambassadors familiarize guests with KHS’s facilities, help with wayfinding, and supply general knowledge during special events and school tours. By having someone dedicated to these responsibilities year-round, operations will go smoother for visitors and staff at KHS. If you like wearing many hats, this is the position for you!

Primary Responsibilities: Tasks vary widely based on the general need. These jobs will be periodically posted for you to choose from on our Sign Up posting. You can pick and choose which tasks you wish to devote your time to. Duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • School & Group Tour Ambassador - assist our Tour Guides with large groups by helping them navigate through KHS’s campus from check-in to departure.
  • Investigation Station Facilitator - interact with the public using our hands-on educational materials.
  • Special Events Host - help to facilitate large-scale events by interacting with guests, monitoring the doors, assisting with the pop-up gift shop, and hands-on activities.
  • Virtual Tour Camera Operator - assist KHS staff by operating the iPhone and monitoring the chatbox for virtual field trip tours.
  • Workshop Assistant - support staff with hands-on activities and classroom management for guests of all ages.

Skills Needed to be Successful: This person should be energetic, enthusiastic, and work well with people of all ages and backgrounds. Superb communication and wayfinding skills are a must. Knowledge of a second language is a bonus.

Required Equipment: Tools and materials vary by task. Should be comfortable using various forms of technology, including but not limited to iPads, iPhones, and desktop computers.

Required Training: Training will differ by job requirement. Some tasks may only require previous written instruction to in-person training sessions prior to unsupervised work.

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About Kentucky Historical Society

Location:

100 W Broadway, Frankfort, KY 40601, US

Mission Statement

Our Mission We educate and engage the public through Kentucky history in order to confront the challenges of the future.

Description

Our mission is served through:

  • Museum collections, housing more than 120,000 artifacts
  • Oral History collection, containing 8,000 oral history interviews
  • Libraries and Special Collections housing more than 90,000 published works, 16,000 reels of microfilm, 200,000 historic photographs, 1,900 cubic feet of manuscripts and 2,000 maps.


Our History Campus
The KHS history campus includes the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, the Old State Capitol and the Kentucky Military History Museum at the Old State Arsenal. The headquarters of KHS, the Thomas D. Clark Center for Kentucky History, was completed in April 1999. This 167,000-square-foot, $29-million facility in downtown Frankfort has welcomed more than a million visitors and earned many awards for excellence.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

100 West Broadway StreetFrankfort, KY 40601

(38.19865,-84.87435)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Child Development
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Schedules and shifts vary by task availability and the KHS event schedule. We recommend setting aside 6 to 10 hours per month, depending upon volunteer preference.
  • All new KHS volunteers must apply, interview, and submit additional paperwork, including a background check, liability waiver, and references.

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