• Artist rendering of Pioneer Square during Klondike Gold Rush

    Klondike Gold Rush - Seattle Unit

    National Historical Park Washington

Volunteeer Walking Tour Guide

Volunteer Position Overview:

Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park - Seattle Unit & the Alliance for Pioneer Square are seeking volunteers (ages 18 +) to present interpretive walking tours of the Trail to Treasure pathway in the Pioneer Square Historic District during the summer season - June 14 through September 2, 2014. This is a great opportunity to learn about the founding of Seattle and the interesting stories associated with the Klondike Gold Rush.

Skills Needed:
-Knowledge or interest in Seattle's early history and the Klondike Gold Rush of 1897
-Willingness to learn new information and conduct independent research
-Strong public speaking experience
-Ability to speak clearly, friendly, and enthusiastic with a diverse range of people

Training and Requirements:
-Attend mandatory training, normally given in early May at 319 Second Ave. S in Seattle.
-Commitment to present at least 5 one-hour interpretive tours throughout the season on Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays at 2 PM (individual schedule to be determined).

Uniform:
Volunteer shirts will be provided, but volunteers are required to provide their own pants (black or tan) and appropriate footwear.

Transportation:
You are responsible for your own transportation to and from the park. The park is located in Downtown Seattle. Volunteers are encouraged to use public transportation if possible. There are numerous buses and trains that provide access to the area.

How to Apply:
Cut and paste the link below, download, complete and return the application to Julie Fonseca de Borges at julie_fonseca_de_borges@nps.gov with the subject line: "Walking Tour Guide position" or for more information, please call Julie at 206-220-4231. http://www.nps.gov/getinvolved/upload/volunteer_application.pdf

Thank you for your interest. I look forward to hearing from you!

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