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Columbia State Park seeks docents

Columbia State Park seeks docents

Columbia State Historic Park is recruiting for costumed interpreters to help teach history to its visitors.


POSTED January 5, 2018 10:29 p.m.

Columbia State Historic Park is recruiting for costumed interpreters to help teach history to its visitors through reenactments, staffing exhibits and assisting with special events. A costume loan may be available to those interested.

The current docent program includes more than 60 active docents and an additional 100 volunteers from around the state who help on special event days. The park depends on its volunteers to staff certain buildings and be open for the public.

Fully-trained docents are asked to commit to eight hours a month or 96 hours total throughout the year. Shifts vary depending on job duty and seasons.

The park is now accepting applications through Jan. 15 for interested individuals. Call the park office at (209) 588-9128 or stop in at the museum to pick up an application. There will be a meet and greet event at 10 a.m. Jan. 6 in Eagle Cottage (next to the Fallon Hotel), for an overview of the program and a question and answer session. Refreshments will be served. Training begins Jan. 27 and will run for seven consecutive Saturdays. Those interested in helping one of California’s beloved State Parks can fill out an application or learn more information by calling 209-588-9128.

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