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Seeking Volunteer Walking Tour Guides for Fall school field trips!

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ORGANIZATION: SAN FRANCISCO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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About Us:

The San Francisco Historical Society (www.sfhisory.org) exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present. We engage residents, visitors, and the next generation of history enthusiasts in exploring how San Francisco’s history has shaped its unique identity. We do this through history programs, school walking tours, publications, mobile history apps, museum tours, special events and exhibits, and ongoing collaborations with other local history groups and cultural institutions. Our museum and event space are located at the epicenter of old San Francisco, on the site of the city’s first branch mint at 608 Commercial Street (www.sfhistory.org).

Overview

Do you have a passion for San Francisco history and culture? Do you like interacting with a variety of people? If so, the SFHS Volunteer Walking Tour Guide Program may be right for you.

SFHS is looking for new walking tour guides specifically to lead/co-lead our 90-minute "Gold Rush & Sunken Ships" walking tours for our 4th grade field trips! Our Gold Rush and Sunken Ships tour explores ground zero of the California Gold Rush. Students learn how San Francisco grew from a sleepy trading village to a thriving boom town after the discovery of gold in 1848, instantly becoming the United States’ first truly international city and the center of trade in the West. This is an ideal volunteer opportunity for former teachers, retirees, college students or history enthusiasts.

Qualifications

  • Passion for SF and its history

  • Enthusiasm for story telling

  • Sense of humor

  • Enjoy working with ages 8-11yrs old

Requirements

  • Must be 18 years or older

  • Commit to a 2-hour online 101 Tour Guide training class and 3 hours SFHS mentor training

  • 1-3 months practicing the Gold Rush & Sunken Ships script on your own/with mentor

  • School Field trips are offered: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 10am- 1pm by teacher appointment

  • Commit to leading 2-3 trips per month

  • Reinforce SFHS core mission

Interested? Email Beth Roemer at beth.roemer@sfhistory.org

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About SAN FRANCISCO HISTORICAL SOCIETY

Location:

608 COMMERCIAL STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94111, US

Mission Statement

The San Francisco Historical Society exists to uncover, preserve, and present, in engaging ways, the colorful and diverse history of our city from its earliest days to the present.

Description

We engage residents, visitors, and the next generation of history enthusiasts in exploring how San Francisco’s history has shaped its unique identity. We do this through history programs, walking tours, publications, mobile history apps, special events and exhibits, and ongoing collaborations with other local history groups and cultural institutions. Our museum and event space is located at the epicenter of old San Francisco, on the site of the city’s first branch mint at 608 Commercial Street.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Race & Ethnicity
Women
Arts & Culture, Race & Ethnicity, Women

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

608 Commercial StreetSan Francisco, CA 94111

(37.79412,-122.40339)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Theater Arts
  • History
  • Storytelling

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Commit to a 2-hour online 101 Tour Guide training class and 3 hours SFHS mentor training 1-3 months practicing the Gold Rush & Sunken Ships script on your own/with mentor School Field trips are offered: Tue, Wed,Thurs between 10am- 1pm

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