The Arlington Historical Society is seeking volunteers to assist teaching our Education Program to local students visiting the Jason Russell House and Smith Museum for their annual field trips. Our Education Program will be taking place in October-November and April-June. Need is most often end of May early June. The hours are 9:00 am – 11:45 am. Anticipated commitment would be two to three times a week during the aforementioned months. This is an ideal opportunity for undergraduate or graduate students seeking hands-on museum or education experience without the commitment of a full-time internship. Tasks during the Education Program will include set-up, assisting with tours and activities (outside activities, writing with quill pens, making a simple toy, and learning from our collection), and clean-up. Training on activities and the program’s structure will be provided. This is an unpaid volunteer opportunity. The Arlington Historical Society is easily accessible by public transportation and free parking is available.
The ideal candidate has museum experience, education experience, and/or art and craft-making experience. Students pursuing Museum Education, Art Education, Studio Art, Art History, History, or Museums Studies are encouraged to apply. Must have a sense of humor and enjoy working with active and boisterous third-graders.
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