Living History Quartermaster / Generalist Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: National Park Service
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Calling all history lovers!
Moores Creek National Battlefield is currently seeking a highly-organized volunteer to work as the Living History Quartermaster.
- Act as a liaison between NPS staff and Living History volunteers.
- Provide living historians with necessary supplies and equipment.
- Interact with the public during Living History events.
- Basic Colonial clothing will be provided by the park.
Skills & Qualifications Required:
- Must enjoy interacting with people and have great customer service skills.
- Must be highly organized and able to deal with diverse groups of individuals.
- Must have a love of the knowledge of history, and be willing to learn about the Battle of Moores Creek, the park’s history, and the resources that lie within the park.
- Minimum age 18 , 16 with parental consent.
- Must possess a valid driver’s license.
- All volunteers must be able to pass a background investigation
Moores Creek has limited cell phone service and no Wi-Fi. Verizon and US Cellular are the two that have OK service, the others do not.
Schedule: The Quartermaster would be expected to attend all major Living History events (approx. 6 per year), as their schedules allow.
The Battle and its Historic Significance:
The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge took place on a frigid, early morning February 27, 1776. The Battle of Moores Creek Bridge, fought between North Carolina Patriot and Loyalist militia forces, demonstrates the bitter internal divisions that marked the American Revolution. Moores Creek is the site of the first Patriot victory in the American Revolution and the site of the last Scottish Highland broadsword charge.
The victory ended British authority in the colony and stalled British invasion of the South for four and a half years. It also led North Carolina to be the first colony to instruct its delegates to the 1776 Continental Congress to vote for independence.
Moores Creek National Battlefield is approximately 87 acres and offers a 3/4-mile walking loop that cuts through the heart of the battlefield, a 1/4-mile nature loop that is used by many natural and wildlife enthusiasts, a picnic area with several picnic sites and charcoal grills, and an Colonial living history area that is used to present educational programs to the public.
The park is located about 13 miles from the town of Burgaw and 21 miles from the city of Wilmington, North Carolina.
Weather: Temperatures can be hot and muggy in summer; average highs in the upper 80s and sometimes lower 90s. Winters are generally moderate with temperatures that can range from highs in the 30s to about 60 degrees. Spring and Fall bring very enjoyable temperatures. Summers can be hot, humid and buggy (mosquitoes). The Spring and Fall are cool with rainy periods. Winters are generally mild with occasional windy and cold nor’easter storms.
Transportation: Personal transportation (bicycle or motorized vehicle) is required to reach local stores. There is no public transportation in the area.
Medical Facilities: Local medical centers provide basic treatment. The nearest hospital is 20 minutes away. Wilmington, North Carolina has several hospitals and large medical facilities just 30 minutes from the park.
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Start Date - 2022-10-04
End Date - 2023-10-02
Activities include: General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Other;Research/Librarian;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information
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