New Auburn welcome center seeks volunteers as opening nears

The new Equal Rights Heritage Center is calling for tourism ambassadors to join its team ahead of its slotted late-October opening.

The downtown welcome center’s official opening date has not been announced, but officials said they will still be open open before the end of the month. Meanwhile, the center is now accepting applications for the state’s first-ever ERHC Volunteer Tourism Ambassador Program.

“One of their primary jobs is really going to be to promote everything historic and cultural here,” said Visitor Experience Manager Courtney Rae Kasper on Wednesday. “They’re really the front-facing members in there that really help share the excitement and passion for everything that’s here.”

“We’ve definitely already had like a really good generation of interest,” Kasper said, adding that Pauline Copes Johnson — Harriet Tubman’s great-great grandniece — was the first volunteer to sign up.

Kasper said the ambassador program is looking for people who are passionate about history, interested in the cultural sites, enjoy working with others, have exceptional customer service skills and are reliable. People can apply to be exhibit guides, a front desk assistant, a greeter, a musician, data entry professional or special events helper, to name a few opportunities.

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