Volunteer Tour Facilitator

Posted: 11/03/2019

Located across from Boston’s Chestnut Hill Reservoir, the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum is a non-profit that educates the public on the history of the water system and showcases three historic massive steam engines. We are currently seeking volunteers to facilitate tours of our museum’s Great Engines Hall. 

No specific background in engineering or the water industry is required; we accept volunteers with a wide range of experiences and interests. Our staff and volunteers will be excited to teach you about the history of Boston's water system, training you to lead tours of the museum’s Great Engines Hall. Tours have no single, required script; instead, volunteers are provided a range of museum content and the freedom of adapting tours to their, and their audience’s, relevant interests (such as history, engineering, water systems, architecture, public health, and more). 

For this opportunity, we're interested in anyone who: 
1. is comfortable with public speaking or wants to improve their ability
2. is willing to learn the material and lead small groups
3. can volunteer 2 - 5 hours per month 

The museum offers up to five scheduled tours every day that it is open, Wednesday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A volunteer shift could be anywhere from 2 to 5 hours, with flexible scheduling so you can pick the available days and times that work for you.   

If interested, please reach out to us at ethan.grosso@waterworksmuseum.org

Job Type: Volunteer Opportunity

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