Grand Village of the Natchez Indians - Volunteer Period Dress Interpreter

Hosted by: Mississippi Department Of Archives And History

Date

Ongoing Opportunity

Time

Contact coordinator for times

Contact

Elizabeth Coleman
ecoleman@mdah.state.ms.us
(601) 576-6985

About Grand Village of the Natchez Indians - Volunteer Period Dress Interpreter

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This volunteer will provide visitors with information that will enrich their visit to the Grand Village of the Natchez Indians by restaging a historical event or portraying a person or a prototypical event/person. These interpretations shall educate the public about the history, people, culture of the Natchez.

Responsibilities:
Research and conduct living history interpretation in period dress
Employ storytelling, demonstration techniques, and discussion
Encourage interaction with audience

Qualifications:
Knowledge of subject matter and experience with living history
Ability to convey knowledge in an interesting manner
Agreeable personality
Ability to relate well to people of all ages, backgrounds, and educational levels

Requirements:
Successfully complete training
Dependability

Time Commitment:
Twenty (20) hours of volunteer service per year at GV are required to remain on the active volunteer list

Benefits:
The satisfaction of volunteering for the second-oldest state archives and history department in the United States
Continuing education
Documented volunteer service for work or school credit
A 15% discount at Grand Village and Historic Jefferson College gift shops
All training and training-related materials provided by GV
Volunteer appreciation activities provided by GV and MDAH

Reports to:
Grand Village Historian

Application Process

To access the volunteer application, please follow the link below:
http://mdah.state.ms.us/new/interact/get-involved/volunteer-at-mdah/


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