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Field Trip Assistant

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Program Overview

Teaching assistants needed for kindergarten lessons on ecology. Includes indoor classroom exploration of worms, plants, roots, seeds, and bugs. May include outdoor exploration of grounds with observation and specimen collection (acorns, leaves, etc).

Time Commitments

Seasonal program based around the school calendar, March - June. The program occurs Monday - Friday from 9:00 am to 11:30 am (with an afternoon lesson on Mondays from 11:30 to 1:00 pm) for a total of 71 visits. Please confirm availability and share with the Talent & Volunteer Coordinator prior to signing up via live link.

Position Overview

  • Assist with light set up such as arranging classroom and supplies
  • Be on hand to help students and Education team with lessons
  • Help clean up after program is finished


  • 9:00 am arrival time, check-in at the Visitor Center
  • 9:05 am meet the day’s Education team
  • 9:30 am students arrive
  • 10:00 am lessons begin
  • 10:45 am lessons wrap
  • 11:00 am students board bus
  • 11:15 am post with Education
  • 11:30 am classroom cleanup

Uniform Requirements:

Ford House or black shirt and either khaki, black pants, or jeans are appropriate.

Qualifications, Skills and Requirements

  • Must be 18 years of age or older and successfully complete a background check.
  • Ability to work well with young children. No science knowledge required. Training for content provided by Ford House Education team.

1 Shift

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 11:45 AM
    Field trips take place every weekday morning, with the addition of an afternoon program on Mondays!

More opportunities with Ford House

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Ford House


1100 Lake Shore Road, Grosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236, US

Mission Statement

The Edsel & Eleanor Ford House experience is an authentic witness to the past that inspires, educates, and engages visitors through exploration of its unique connections to design, history, and the environment while celebrating family traditions and community relationships.


Edsel & Eleanor Ford House was the home of Edsel Ford--only child of Ford Motor Company founder, Henry Ford, and president of Ford Motor Company from 1918 to 1943. He and his wife Eleanor were cultural, social and economic leaders in an era of great optimism, as well as a turbulent time of economic depression and world war. They built their dream home along the shores of Lake St. Clair, at a place known locally as Gaukler Pointe. Their impressive yet unpretentious home is where they raised and nurtured their four children - Henry II, Benson, Josephine and William - in a safe and loving environment. It reflects their love of family as well as their mutual passion for art and quality design.

Since opening to the public in 1978, hundreds of thousands of visitors have visited Edsel & Eleanor Ford House to marvel at the extraordinary home and collection of original antiques and art; to stroll the 87-acres of beautiful lakefront grounds; and to attend special events, classes and lectures.


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


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


1100 Lake Shore RdGrosse Pointe Shores, MI 48236



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Environmental Education
  • Child Development
  • STEM


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Weekday mornings through the end of the school year.

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