Sunday, March 5 at 10am
If you’ve been looking for a meaningful way to become involved with Laurel Hill Cemetery, volunteering your time and passion as a tour guide is one of the best ways to do so! Our knowledgeable guides – professors, scholars, authors and individuals passionate about sharing their insight on cemeteries, history, art and more – lead over 150 public and private tours each year. Attending our spring training is the first step to becoming a part of the Cemetery’s exclusive community of tour guides.
Interested candidates must attend both workshops:
Tour Guide Training (Part I): Sunday March 5, 10am-2pm
The first session will cover training requirements and provide a general introduction to the Cemetery. The afternoon will conclude with a light lunch and walking tour with current cemetery Guides.
Tour Guide Training Workshop
(Part II): Sunday, March 26, 10am-11:30am
The second session will provide an in-depth overview of the Cemetery’s history, notables and “hot spots.” Study materials will be distributed.
Additional requirements that must be completed by August 31, 2017 include:
- Attend a minimum of three public tours
- Attend a minimum of three continuing education sessions
- Lead a practice tour for staff, current guides and peers
- Join as a member of the Friends of Laurel Hill Cemetery
- A passion for history and storytelling
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Enthusiasm, good judgment, and flexibility
- Ability to conduct and implement research
- Interest in working with a diverse group of visitors of all ages
- Ability to work outdoors and stand/walk for up to two hours at a time
- The opportunity to work behind the scenes at one of Philadelphia’s most notable historic sites
- Meet fellow taphophiles who are interested in learning more about local and national history, as it relates to Laurel Hill.
- Directly help to preserve the site for future generations
- Free admission to select public tours
- Guaranteed dinner conversation for years to come
Submit the completed online form to Emma Stern, Director of Programs by March 1, 2017. Advanced
registration is required, as space is limited.