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MISSISSIPPI STATE CAPITOL, JACKSON — Volunteer Guide

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 MISSISSIPPI STATE CAPITOL, JACKSON — Volunteer Guide

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The purpose of this volunteer opportunity is to provide visitors with information that will enrich their visit to the State Capitol (SC) and to Mississippi. Under the purview of the Mississippi Department or Archives and History (MDAH), the guide will provide information that shall educate the public about the historical and architectural aspects of the building, as well as Mississippi’s legislative process.

Responsibilities:
Assist the Hospitality Attendant in greeting and signing in visitors
Escort visitors to the area where tour will begin and explain building guidelines
Conduct guided tour of the State Capitol building
Be available on main floor for questions until visitors leave

Qualifications:
Knowledge of subject matter
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
Knowledge of SC and MDAH policies and procedures
Stand for a minimum of one hour and navigate stairs
Dependability

Time Commitment:
Continuous service assignment, preferably twice a month
Twenty (20) hours of volunteer service per year at the SC are required to remain on the active volunteer list

Benefits:
Pride of sharing one of Mississippi’s most architecturally significant buildings with the public
Continuing education
Documented volunteer service for work or school credit
A 15% discount at Mississippi History Store locations (Old Capitol Museum and Eudora Welty House)
All training and training-related materials provided by MDAH
Volunteer appreciation activities provided by MDAH and the SC

Reports to:
MDAH State Capitol Curator or Visitor Services Coordinator

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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