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Position # 867
OrganizationCraigdarroch Castle
Position Visitor Service Volunteer - Weekly Volunteer
Location 1050 Joan Crescent, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement Craigdarroch Castle is owned and operated by the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society, a private non-profit charity. The Castle Society’s charitable mission is to protect, restore, and preserve the Castle while bringing its stories to life. We hold National Historic Site status, but we are not affiliated with Parks Canada, nor do we receive federal or provincial funding. We welcome thousands of visitors each year from all over the world. This means that when you work or volunteer at Craigdarroch, you are acting as an ambassador for the Craigdarroch Castle Historical Museum Society, as well as Victoria, British Columbia, and even Canada!
Description Our docents provide visitors with a great experience inside the Castle. The position involves learning about the history of the Castle and sharing its story with our visitors. Not only do docents tell the story of the Dunsmuir family (the family who built the Castle), they also provide information on the other institutions that have occupied the building since (Military hospital, college, music conservatory, museum). Docents are stationed throughout the Castle to answer visitor questions, provide directions, and to bring the Castles stories to life.
Training Details Provided by Castle staff.
Working Conditions Must be able to climb stairs, and stand for periods of time. Must enjoy talking with guests from a variety of backgrounds.
Minimum Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime, Weekend - Daytime
Time Detail A 2 hour shift once or twice per week
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Heritage/Museum
Skill(s) Customer Service, Interpersonal Communication, Public Speaking/Presentation Skills, Verbal Communication, Continuous Learning
How to Apply
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Contact Echo Smith
Phone 250 592 5323
Address 1050 Joan Crescent Victoria, V8S 3L5


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