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Farmhouse Greeter/Docents (Weekends) | Agricultural History Farm Park | Derwood


Agricultural History Farm Park
18400 Muncaster Road
Derwood, MD 20855


The Agricultural History Farm Park (AHFP) is seeking those with a love of history to share their time and talents in telling the story of Montgomery County's rich agricultural and cultural heritage!

Greeter/Docents will help visitors connect to the history of the Farm by assisting with:

  • Greeting visitors.

  • Managing farmhouse capacity flow during guided group tours.

  • Giving tours to individual weekend visitors; including the farmhouse and outbuildings.

  • Interpreting general Montgomery County history, Maryland's African-American history, general farm history and historic farming from the colonial era through the 1940's.

  • Setting up, assisting with, and breaking down special events for students, adults and families.

  • Inventorying household items periodically

Greeter/Docents should be enthusiastic and willing to learn about local Maryland history and about the families that lived and worked at and around the farm. They should also have a general working knowledge of American History, open to visitor engagement and actively involved with museum house programs.

Docents schedules are:

  • Saturdays - 11am to 3pm

  • Sundays (occasionally) - Noon to 3pm

This position requires public speaking, long periods of standing, sitting, walking, and working in a variety of weather conditions.

Training and supervision will be provided by the Museum Educator.

Background check required: Yes

Minimum age of volunteers: 16

Volunteer Type: Adult, Senior (55+), Student Service Learning, Intern

Job Type: Long-term (6 months+)

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