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Winterville Mounds Park and Museum - Volunteer First-Person 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 Winterville Mounds Park and Museum - Volunteer First-Person Interpreter

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This volunteer will provide visitors with information that will enrich their visit to Winterville Mounds Park and Museum (WM) by restaging a historical event or portraying a person or a prototypical event/person important to the interpretation of this prehistoric Native American site

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

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 WM are required to remain on the active volunteer list

Benefits:
The satisfaction of volunteering for the second-oldest state archives and history in the United States
Continuing education
Documented volunteer service for work or school credit
A 15% discount at Mississippi History Store locations
All training and training-related materials provided by WM
Volunteer appreciation activities provided by WM and MDAH

Reports to:
Winterville Mounds Park and Museum Director

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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