Docent/Tour Guide


Coquitlam Heritage Society, operating Mackin House


Nov. 15, 2016

Organization Description: 

Mackin House has been restored and is now a house museum operated by the Coquitlam Heritage Society. It offers visitors the chance to step back in time. From the architectural details like its large veranda to the array of artifacts displayed inside, the house is a model of life in the Edwardian era.

Organization Website:

Volunteer Opportunity Description: 

Are you looking for the opportunity to learn more about Coquitlam’s history? Are you interested in sharing that knowledge with others? Mackin House is now recruiting Docents for our group tours. The Docent is scheduled a minimum of 2 weeks before planned visits from a school group or organization. Training sessions and reading material will be provided. The ideal candidate will be someone who enjoys working with children, and has a passion for history and education.


This position requires good interpersonal and organizational skills. It is expected that the volunteer will be an effective communicator to people of all ages and backgrounds, in large or small groups. The Docent will receive reading material, and training sessions and will be a reliable individual. Preferably the individual will be available during the days as school tours tend to be booked during weekdays. 

Fluency in French is an asset.


• Provide an interpretive tour of Mackin House either in heritage dress or not
• Study the material provided for the tour scripts and attend training sessions and shadow tours
• Greet visitors and offer tours
• Make sure that the museum is neat and tidy when the visitors leave
• Related duties as assigned

How to Apply: 

Please visit our website and fill out the application form:

Contact Name: Stefani Klaric
Contact Email Address:
Contact Phone: (604) 516-6151


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