Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
Whether your interests are gardening, history, research or retail Locust Grove needs you!Locust Grove volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the site. If you would like to be part of this vital volunteer corps contact us for more information. A review of the daily management and mission of Locust Grove will be presented with a detailed description of the variety of volunteer opportunities.
Long Range Volunteer Opportunities
Training for these positions requires a one to two year commitment.Visitors' Center
Volunteers assist in taking admissions, operating the museum store, answering the phone and greeting visitors.
Volunteers complete a training course to conduct tours at Locust Grove. Docents can also train in crafts of the period and give costumed demonstrations. Prior experience or knowledge is not required, but an enthusiasm for history is welcomed.
Other Volunteer Opportunities
2018 Summer Seasonal Position
TITLE: Part Time Seasonal Staff, June-August 2018
The Part Time Seasonal Staff works under the supervision of the Program Director and Visitor Services Director, and cooperates with the volunteers and other employees at Locust Grove.
An interest in education and history with some experience as a volunteer or employee in either area; outgoing and self-motivated, dependable and confident. Able to communicate clearly and effectively.
Be able to stand/walk a large portion of the work day. Be flexible and able to adapt to the changing needs of the site as required. Have the ability to learn to use cash register software and phone system.
Duties include but are not limited to:
1). Complete all training required regarding museum store and other routine site operations and the Cultural Pass program (training time is paid).
2). Complete docent training and be passed as a docent by the Curator of Collections and Education
3). Be an integral part of executing Locust Grove’s programs for Louisville Metro’s Cultural Pass program each Tuesday from June 5-August 7 by leading special tours, assisting with activities, checking guests in at the front desk, and reporting required data to Louisville Metro and the Arts and Culture Alliance.
4). Handle all front desk duties, including admissions, sales, phone reservations
5). Lead tours as needed
6). Other duties as required.
SCHEDULED HOURS: Approx. 20-25 hours per week:
Tuesdays, 9:30am-5pm, June 5-August 7
Fridays, 9:30 am-5pm, June 1 – August 31
Sunday, June 24, all day
Wednesday, July 4, all day
Thursday evening, June 14, July 19, August 30, 5:00 pm – 8:30 pm
To apply for the seasonal staff position, send a resume and cover letter to Brian Cushing at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full job description may also be viewed here.
For questions about volunteering, please contact Mary Beth Williams - email@example.com.
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