Visitor Services Associate (Part Time)

Department: Historic Sites
Location: Lockport, IL


 The Visitor Services Associate reports to the Executive Director of The Gaylord Building and serves as an informed and friendly ambassador for the site and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Associate will convey the mission of the site and provide information to individuals and groups about current initiatives, upcoming programs, and events.  

The Associate is charged with assisting in all regular activities of the historic site for part-time hours and must have the ability to work Saturdays and Sundays from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. along with the additional availability for one weekday (approx. 11:00 a.m Ė 5:00 p.m.) Flexibility for occasional other days/evening/weekend hours a plus.  




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More than 170 years ago, the creation of the Illinois & Michigan Canal was one of the great enterprises of the 19th century. The Gaylord Building, located in downtown Lockport, Illinois, played a vital role in the construction of this final link in Americaís great water highway system. In 1838, this handsome canal-side building was made of local limestone that was unearthed while digging the canal. Its many tenants and uses across its history exemplify the canalís commercial success as the key to mastery of the American mid-continent. The Gaylord Building originally stored canal construction materials and later housed a variety of commercial ventures. In the mid-1970ís it became vacant and fell into disrepair. Between 1983 and 1987, however, the building was restored, and today it is a national example of adaptive re-use serving as a gateway to the nationís first heritage corridor, the I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor. Guests can explore the history of the region in the exhibition galleries, and dine in the renowned Public Landing Restaurant.

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The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability.  The National Trust for Historic Preservation  actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.

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