Interpretation and Customer Service Internship

Expected Dates
May 15, 2014 to August 6, 2014
Site
Wyoming State Parks, Historic Sites and Trails
Position ID
PO-00471951
Responsibilities:
·         Collect fees from visitors on entrance to the site.
·         Interpretation in historic buildings. This includes wearing period costumes (provided) and educating visitors on the building’s history, and providing general information on the rest of the site.
·         Provide educational tours to school groups.
·         Sales of souvenirs in the Museum and replica of Bridger’s post.  Interpreting exhibits at both locations.
·         Work “behind the scenes” cleaning exhibit rooms and curating artifacts. 

This position is not eligible for an AmeriCorps Education Award
  • • Ft. Kearny is located in north central Wyoming in the foothills of the Big Horn Mountains. It is between the town of Buffalo and city of Sheridan. Buffalo is 20 minutes south and has a population of 4,625. Sheridan is 30 miles north with a population of 17,698.
  • Orientation to the site and its operations provided. Training materials on the site’s history and relevance will be provided. Emergency and safety procedures will be thoroughly explained.
  • North central WY is rich in Bozeman Trail, Native American, mining, and ranching history. Museums, historic sites, and artist communities are prevalent. Hiking, camping, biking, fishing, site seeing available.
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Main Area of Focus
Education and Interpretation
Education, Training & Skills Expected
Education
some coursework or experience
History
some coursework or experience
Customer Service
some experience
Money Handling
some experience
Community Engagement
some experience
Public Speaking
some experience
Working with Children
some experience