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Willamette Heritage Center's Teen Interpreter Program

17 Jan 2016 3:29 PM | Oregon Museums Association (Administrator)

Applications are now available for the Willamette Heritage Center's Teen Interpreter Program (TIP).


TIP is a 6 month program for teens ages 14-18.  Program participants spend their Spring-Summer immersed in heritage studies, drama, research, living history, costuming,  and training in historic crafts.  TIP is designed to introduce high school students to museums and living history through research, interactive programs, and field trips.

Participant Requirements

Participants must be between the ages of 14 and 18 by June 20, 2016.  


Participants must attend 3 Saturday training meetings scheduled for the first Saturday of the months of April thru June, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm each day.  Parents are required to attend an orientation meeting with the TIP supervisor and their student on Saturday, April 2 before their student can participate in the program.

Hour Requirements

After spring training workshops are completed and summer vacation has begun, each participant must commit to a minimum 3-hour volunteer shift one day a week (Monday - Friday) and attend weekly workshops on Wednesdays from 10:00 am to 12:00 noon.  The total minimum weekly time commitment is 5 hours.  Depending on the location and travel time, an additional four to eight hours will be spent at each of two field trips during the program.

School Credit

Participants may receive 1/2 an elective credit through the Salem-Keizer School District or other participating districts.  A minimum of 65 hours is needed to receive credit.  Credits are granted at the discretion of the school administrators and students are responsible for discussing this with their school counselors.


The cost for each participant is $100.  Information about scholarships is available upon request.

Application Process

Students must complete the TIP application to be considered for this program.  The form is available online at  Applications are due by February 26, 2016 at 5:00 p.m.  Applicants will be contacted to schedule an interview the first week of March.  Space is limited and returning students will be given priority.


For more information or to request an application, contact Kathleen Schulte, WHC Education Director, at 503-585-7012 or


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