Docent Intern

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Forney Museum of Transportation
4303 Brighton Blvd.
Denver, CO
Posted: September 06 2016
Application Deadline: December 31, 2016
Position: 10 Part-time, Unpaid

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Description

The Forney Museum is looking for a passionate student or recent graduate who has interest or knowledge and experience in communicating history to the public to assist in giving tours and being available to the public.

Responsibilities

The Docent Interns will lead scheduled guided tours of the museum and help patrons interpret the objects on display. These interns will be knowledgeable of all parts of the exhibit and available to answer any questions that patrons may have.
Additionally, Docent Interns will staff the exhibit floor during the weekends and provide additional support for large self-guided tours as needed.

Requirements

Schedule: The work schedule for this position will be Friday – Monday from 9:45 am - 4:15 pm every week for three months. Docent Interns must also be available for scheduled guided or large self-guided tours Tuesday – Thursday, but these will be scheduled at least two weeks in advance unless there are extenuating circumstances.

Qualifications:
-Strong oral communications skills.
-Interest in Transportation and American History, Education, and/or Museum/Library Science.
-Outgoing, enthusiastic, and self-motivated with strong public speaking and organizational skills.
-Must be able to complete minimum duration of the position.
Physical Requirements: Must be able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation: lift and/or push up to 50 lbs, stretch, and walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to do the following with or without reasonable accommodation: lift and/or push up to 50 lbs, stretch, and walk, sit, or stand for long periods of time.

Skills

Required - Public Speaking
Preferred - American History, Transportation

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