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The primary role of Docents is to lead Museum tours for both school aged children and adult groups. Museum tours cover the areas of Erie Canal and New York State history, the Syracuse salt industry, and the development of the city of Syracuse. School tours reflect the New York State Curriculum Standards for Social Studies and concentrate on the fourth grade, which studies the Canal as part of these standards. Docents are also involved in Museum outreach to area schools, community centers, retirement communities, places of worship, and other organizations interested in the history of the Erie Canal. Workshops and public programs are also becoming an important area of Docent participation.
Become a Docent: Docents are selected through an application process. Successful applicants are able to demonstrate the ability to work comfortably with diverse groups of people, to have strong public speaking skills, and the ability to present accurate historical information in a clear manner. An understanding of New York State Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, other volunteer experience, and related work experience are helpful, but not required. Three references and a written statement about why you want to be a Museum Docent are requested. Request an application by calling the Museum Educator at (315) 471-0593 ext.13 or by emailing us at email@example.com.
The Museum has several types of internship opportunities. To apply, send the internship application along with your resume to the contact listed in the internship description.
Education Internship: We are seeking a creative and high-energy education intern to assist with our educational programs. The intern will work closely with the Curator and the Director of Development and Marketing. To apply or for more information email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (315) 471-0593, extension 13.
Marketing Internship: The Erie Canal Museum is seeking a motivated and energetic marketing intern to assist in the Museum’s marketing strategies. The intern will work closely with the Director of Development and Marketing to develop and execute our marketing strategy. The intern will have the opportunity to be exposed to all areas of museum marketing, including direct mail campaigns, research and the creative process. To apply or for more information email email@example.com, or call (315) 471-0593, extension 15.
Photograph Collection Internship: The Erie Canal Museum is seeking an organized and detail oriented photograph collection intern to aide in our digitization efforts by scanning images from our photo collection for high resolution digital images.
For information on the following intern opportunities call the Museum Educator at (315) 471-0593 ext.13, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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