Dakota City demonstrator


(44.63072,-93.1469)
 

Cause Areas

When

Tue Sep 06, 2016 09:00 AM - Mon Dec 12, 2016 03:00 PM

Where

4008 220th Street WFarmington, MN 55024

About

Dakota City Historic Village is a living history museum of 1900-era buildings located next to the Dakota County Fairgrounds in Farmington. We are looking for outgoing adults to dress in period costume and demonstrate various 1900-era life skills to elementary aged school children when they come to our village for a tour on their school field trip. You might be the housewife doing laundry, the shopkeeper who will barter with the children in the general store, the farmer explaining the importance of the barn and animals on the farm, or other demonstrations. At the end of their tour, you might also help supervise the children with their lunch and serve them an ice cream cone after lunch. Tour dates and times are set by the school, Mondays through Fridays sometime between 9am and 2pm. Volunteer time is typically 2-1/2 hours, as many days as you want to sign up for. Spring tours start mid-April and run through June, fall tours start mid-September and run through November. We also need demonstrators for the fair in the summer and at our events in the fall and winter. The hours for fair and event demonstrating are usually a 4 hour shift during the times we are open. The only requirement for volunteering is a willingness to come to training and learn our program. No experience necessary but it is helpful if you like to "perform" and can speak in front of groups. Orientation, training and costumes are provided before you start. Contact Dakota City at 651-460-8050 or education@dakotacity.org"

Volunteers for Dakota City's school programs get the chance to work with children of all ages and teach them the history of Dakota County and a rural 1900 village. Volunteers also work in a fun environment and meet new people through the Dakota City events and programs.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • General Education
  • History
  • People Skills
  • Acting
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 - 4 hours at a time
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