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Museum Docent (tour guide)

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Tampa Bay History Center

  • 20 people are interested

TBHC docents are part of our family of volunteers! They are curious, kind and energetic. Nimble in mind and body. For each docent shift volunteers lead tours of the museum's exhibits for school children, adults, and general visitors. These are generally 9:30 am - 12 noon, weekdays. It can be 2-4 times/month during the school year. We work around vacations and emergencies.

Docents participate in a specialized training program prior to leading tours, and shadow experienced docents until they are familiar and comfortable to give tours on their own. We have young adults, retired adults and mid-life active adults as part of our volunteer team.

TBHC docent volunteering is perfect for an at-home parent looking for an intellectual outlet, baby-boomers looking for quality community service, actors and educators looking for experience, persons in wheelchairs -- give us a try!

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About Tampa Bay History Center


801 Water Street, Tampa, FL 33602, US

Mission Statement

The Tampa Bay History Center is dedicated discovering, preserving, and learning from our region’s past to inform our common future.


The Tampa Bay History Center's 60,000-square-foot museum opened in Jan 2009. Located in Tampa's downtown Water Street area, the museum is situated on the waterfront overlooking Cotanchobee-Fort Brooke Park. The four-level building features three floors of interactive exhibits, theater presentations, map center, research library, classrooms, event space, museum store, Columbia Cafe, and more.

Following in the footsteps of our area's first native inhabitants, Spanish conquistadors, pioneers, presidents, sports legends, and railroad tycoons, visitors can explore 500 years of recorded history and 12,000 years of human habitation in the Tampa Bay region. They can stroll through a 1920s cigar store, experience a theater presentation, create their own citrus labels, discover an 1800s Cracker cabin, view World War II artifacts, and more.

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801 Old Water StreetTampa, FL 33602



  • General Education
  • Adult Education
  • Storytelling
  • Acting
  • Special Needs
  • STEM


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Typically a 3-hour shift two or three times per month, during the school year. Variable during the summer.
  • Flexible mindset, curious about our local history (we teach you!), physically able to get from floor to floor.

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