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Position # 3076
OrganizationMaritime Museum of BC
Position Volunteer Interpreter (Tuesday – Friday)
Location 744 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC, Canada
Impact Statement Volunteers are the heart and soul of the Maritime Museum of BC.

Volunteers are keen and motivated to be involved with the MMBC at many levels. Master mariners, marine experts, historians, authors, educators, librarians, scientists, administrators, economists, accountants, students, all donate their talents and expertise.

By sharing your time, you help us promote and share our maritime heritage with the public and increase our capacity to offer better and more engaging programming!
Description The Maritime Museum of BC is seeking a Volunteer Interpreter to interact with Visitors and interpret areas of the Museum galleries. This is a visitor-oriented position that gives volunteers the opportunity to interact with visitors and to share BC’s maritime history and culture.

• Responsible for engaging with visitors to the museum by:
o Sharing and interpreting objects from the museum’s handling collection.
o Guiding visitors at our interactive displays – teaching them to tie knots and all about anchors.
o Help with way finding, including where to find the washroom, how to exit the gallery, etc.
o Answer questions related to our permanent ship model exhibit and temporary rotating exhibits.
Training Details Training will be provided by School and Public Programs Manager. Staff members always on-site to assist with questions. New Volunteers will be given half-hour introductory training with continued learn opportunities
Working Conditions Interacting with the public.
Minimum Duration 4 - 6 months
Timing Weekday - Daytime
Time Detail Shifts: 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM or 1:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Age 16+
Ideal for An Individual
Transportation On a bus route
Accessibility Support volunteers with special needs, Support Newcomers and ESL
Area(s) of Interest Arts/Culture, Heritage/Museum
Skill(s) Verbal Communication, Creative Thinking, Continuous Learning, Self-Motivation, Presenting
How to Apply
Application Link:
Website http://mmbc.bc.ca/
Email Send an Email Message
Contact Laura Robin
Phone 2503854222 Ext. 102
Address 744 Douglas Street Victoria, V8W 3M6

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