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History Educator for Children

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ORGANIZATION: MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

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We are in need of enthusiastic costumed educators to bring history to life for school children grades K-6 at our historic colonial-era Covenhoven House! An education background is preferred, though those with a flair for storytelling and performance are encouraged to apply! We provide the 18th-century style costume (shoes not included). Educators remain in character as they give a house tour and background on the era, and interact with the children. Volunteers will always be in pairs or groups of three, depending on the size of the school group. Training will be provided, and we will make sure you are prepared and comfortable before taking on your first tour!

1 Shift

  • 10:00 AM to 02:30 PM
    Shifts are during the school week; time depends on class availability. There may be one or two on a given day.
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About MONMOUTH COUNTY HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION

Location:

70 COURT ST, FREEHOLD, NJ 07728, US

Mission Statement

Monmouth County Historical Association collects, preserves, and interprets its extensive museum, research library, and archival collections that relate to Monmouth County’s history and culture and makes these resources available to the widest possible audience. ‚ÄčThe Association promotes the study and appreciation of regional and national history through educational programming, publications, special exhibits, and research services. The Association also preserves and interprets five significant historic sites that represent the County’s vanishing architectural heritage. ‚ÄčThrough its pursuit of these objectives, the Association enriches the quality of life in Monmouth County by preserving and passing on knowledge of its diverse heritage for future generations.

Description

MCHA has become a multi-faceted organization comprised of our Museum, Research Library & Archives and five Historic House Museums. Our exhibits, lectures ,and special events help us to provide a variety of opportunities for people of all ages to engage in learning about and appreciating the interesting history and cultural heritage of our unique area.

Beginning on Saturday, October 23, Marlpit Hall in Middletown, NJ opens with a semi-permanent exhibit, "Beneath the Floorboards: Whispers of the Enslaved at Marlpit Hall." This exhibition reinterprets this colonial-era historic house to include the stories of the enslaved African Americans who once resided there. We are actively seeking docents interested in supporting this exhibit and other educational programs at MCHA. Learn more at https://www.monmouthhistory.org/beneath-the-floorboards.

Additional educational programs are offered at each Historic House Museum, which includes guided tours by docents. Volunteers are needed to staff our Historic House Museums on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Training and support are provided for these positions.

Volunteer hours are at your discretion and contingent on the projects that interest you, ranging from once or twice a year to every week. The Association staff is flexible and willing to work with your schedule to find the ideal situation for each volunteer.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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

WHERE

Multiple locations Freehold, NJ 07728

(40.23038,-74.27662)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Theater Arts
  • History
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • Each tour is typically about an hour. We would need you to arrive a half hour early to open Covenhoven House and prepare any materials. About 10-15 minutes after the children leave is reserved for securing the building.
  • You must have reliable transportation to the location and be willing to submit to a background check (you will be working with children).

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