Visitor Center Assistant

Goal: To interpret the site’s compelling stories for the public in the hopes that this will lead visitors to a better understanding and appreciation of the park’s history and resources.

Major Duties:

  1. Staff the visitor center information desk, greeting visitors as they enter the building
  2. Assist visitors with questions regarding park history, resources or facilities
  3. Operate cash register for the Eastern National bookstore. Eastern National is a non-profit organization that supports the park’s interpretive program. At the Fort Sumter Visitor Education Center at Liberty Square you will not have to operate the bookstore.
  4. Operate the visitor center audio-visual equipment


  1. Good communication skills
  2. Ability to work with minimal supervision
  3. Ability to work with people of all ages and cultural backgrounds
  4. Must wear NPS volunteer uniform

Time Commitment:

Four hours per week


  1. Orientation to NPS Volunteer-In-Parks program
  2. Historic overview of local NPS sites
  3. Training in Visitor Center operation
  4. Training operation of the bookstore cash register
  5. Training in Safety R+ program
  6. Safety training in relevant areas

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Sullivan's Island, SC 29482


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