Volunteer Opportunity Details

Docent / Exhibit Guide for School Groups

Oregon Historical Society

1200 SW Park Ave, Portland, 0 97205

Start Date: 11/30/-0001

End Date: 11/30/-0001

The Oregon Historical Society is recruiting additional docents to give tours of OHS exhibits to groups of students. Docents use the exhibits and hands-on materials to provide a fun, engaging, historical experience for students of all ages. Throughout the fall/winter, we'll be training new docents in anticipation of the flood of school groups we're expecting when we open our new permanent exhibit in February, called Experience Oregon. What we’re looking for: -Appreciation for youth and museums -Desire to lead interactive tours with children, young adults, and adults -Appreciation for diversity, inclusion, equity, and accessibility -Ability to learn historical facts and concepts -Willingness to apply interactive teaching techniques to facilitate relevant and fun tours -Commitment to continuously learn new exhibit content and teaching methods -Availability on weekdays Commitment: -Successful completion of new docent training on Monday mornings, twice a month -Two school groups and two meetings per month during the academic year We have two informational sessions coming up on August 27 and September 10 where you can learn more and ask questions about the docent program. Go to www.ohs.org/volunteer for more info. About the Oregon Historical Society: The Oregon Historical Society is dedicated to making Oregon's long, rich history visible and accessible to all. For more than a century, the Oregon Historical Society has served as the state's collective memory, preserving a vast collection of artifacts, photographs, maps, manuscript materials, books, films, and oral histories. Our research library, museum, digital platform, educational programming, and historical journal make Oregon's history open and accessible to all. We exist because history is powerful, and because a history as deep and rich as Oregon's cannot be contained within a single story or point of view.

Contact Info

Ally Huffman, ally.huffman@ohs.org, 5033065226

Registration details: www.ohs.org/volunteer