Historic Weapons Program - Historic Interpreter

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ORGANIZATION: National Park Service

** Disclaimer: You MUST be 16 years of age or older to volunteer in this position. There are no housing opportunities for this position. Orientation and training will be provided.  When applying, please indicate in the "Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities" section your preference on presenting as a Patriot or a Loyalist.**


Are you passionate about history and enjoy bringing it to life? Do you want the opportunity to fire muskets and cannons? If so, then apply to be a part of our Historic Weapons Program!


Throughout the year, Moores Creek National Battlefield offers a variety of interpretive programs to visitors, free of charge! Due to a high demand of these programs, the park is looking for volunteers to assist in providing quality experiences for visitors. Living history is an interpretive technique where the past is brought back to life. Here, emphasis is placed on the daily life of those living in the early years of the American Revolution, the battle of Moores Creek Bridge, and the people who made up the citizen soldiers who fought here. The selected volunteers will assist with operating and conducting Historic Weapons programs in support of our living history programming efforts.


Operation tasks may include:

  • Providing musket and cannon demonstrations to visitors, pending certification
  • Providing historical information about the battle, the soldiers, and the weapons associated with the Revolutionary War
  • Following prescribed interpretive techniques and conducting interpretive programs
  • Cleaning and maintaining weapons, rolling/filling cartridges, assisting with weapons inventory, continue drilling and assist in training other volunteers in the Manual of Arms
  • Assist with events both on-site and off-site
  • Willingness to dress in period-correct, male-presenting clothing, regardless of gender identity

Park Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 9 am - 5 pm

Occasionally, special events will extend beyond our normal park hours. No specific availability is needed, but we do ask that you attempt to make all of our special events and required trainings.


Special Requirements:

  • Volunteer must be 16 years of age or older to volunteer in this capacity. 16-17 year olds must obtain parental signature before volunteering.
  • Volunteers must have the ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time, possibly in varying weather conditions; heavy lifting may be required.

Weather: 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.


Start Date - 2024-01-02

End Date - 2025-01-01

Activities include: General Assistance;Historical Preservation;Tour Guide/Interpretation;Visitor Information

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The U.S. National Park Service, www.nps.gov, cares for special places saved by the American people so that all may experience our heritage. We care for more than 400 national parks and help communities preserve their historic places and open spaces.

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Arts & Culture
Environment
Sports & Recreation
Arts & Culture, Environment, Sports & Recreation

WHEN

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WHERE

40 Patriots Hall Dr.Currie, NC 28435

(34.45878,-78.10743)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • Tuesday;Wednesday;Thursday;Friday;Saturday

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