OVERVIEW:    Education Docents / Tour Guides lead school groups on 90 minute tours of the Gaslamp Quarter and the Davis-Horton House. They provide information and conduct various activities relating to the history and development of the Gaslamp Quarter.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Lead school groups on a local area walking tour and house tour.
  • Speak about specific points of interest.
  • Lead activities for children related to the Museum’s education mission and in line with school groups educational goals.

 

SUSTAINABLE OUTCOME:

  • Be part of the GQHF’s ongoing effort to educate children about the importance of the Gaslamp Quarter as well as connect them with the history of New Town.

 

TRAINING AND SUPPORT:

  • Orientation on Gaslamp Quarter history, the GQHF’s mission and expectations for Education tour guides.
  • Attend at least two Walking Tours to observe process and techniques, and shadow at least one educational tour.
  • Script and/or other written materials will be provided.
  • Reports to designated GQHF liaison.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in helping children better understand our community.
  • Interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Interest in public speaking, history, and culture.
  • Loves working with children.

 

TIME COMMITMENT:

  • Education tours generally take place Tuesday through Friday in the mornings, but can be scheduled throughout the day during the Museum’s normal operating hours.
  • A 6-month commitment is required.
  • Consult with designated GQHF volunteer liaison for scheduling.

 

Parking is provided for shifts of 3 hours or more.

For more information, please contact Rhiannon Luna at [email protected]