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Historic Jefferson College - Volunteer Demonstrator

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 Historic Jefferson College - Volunteer Demonstrator

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This volunteer will conduct on-site demonstrations consistent with the interpretation of Historic Jefferson College (HJC).

Responsibilities:
Demonstrate crafts and activities relevant to HJC time period (e.g. quilt making, basket making, candle making, wood working, cooking and musical demonstrations)
Provide instruction and information to the public
May be asked to wear period dress
Assist with production of educational materials related to demonstration

Qualifications:
Proficiency, skill, and knowledge of the craft or activity being demonstrated
Flexibility regarding presentations, situations, and surroundings
Ability to relate well to all ages, backgrounds, and educational levels
Good disposition and enjoys working with the public

Requirements:
Successfully complete training
Dependability

Time Commitment:
Twenty (20) hours of volunteer service per year at HJC 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 Historic Jefferson College and Grand Village gift shops
All training and training-related materials provided by HJC
Volunteer appreciation activities provided by the HJC and MDAH

Reports to:
Historic Jefferson College 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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