The Historical Urban Art Walking Tour is a guided walking tour designed for young and adult audiences that explores nine public works of art in and around 540WMain Community Center and the Susan B. Anthony District. The tour was co-created in the summer of 2016 by the first cohort of teens that participated in the 2016 Workforce Development, Entrepreneur & College Preparatory Internship

The Historical Urban Art Walking Tour is $5 per person.

The 2017 tour season will kickoff with a scheduled tour and reception on Sunday June 18, 2017 from 4:00-5:30 PM. This tour will be open to the Rochester Community and advanced registration is required. Make your reservations here

Guided walking tours can be scheduled now for the summer season by emailing info540westmain@gmail.com or completing the webform below. Starting Wednesday July 12, 2017 community residents tours will run every hour on the hour during our summer hours of operation:

Summer Hours

  • Wednesday 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Thursday 4:00-8:00 PM
  • Friday 11:00-7:00 PM

Volunteer Walking Tour Guide | FAQS

What is the Historical Urban Art Walking Tour?

A guided walking tour designed for young and adult audiences that explores nine public works of art in and around 540WMain Community Center and the Susan B. Anthony District.

Who created the Historical Urban Art Walking Tour?

The tour was co-developed by the first cohort of teens that participated in the summer 2016 Workforce Development, Entrepreneur & College Preparatory Internship.

What information does the tour cover?

Trained tour guides discuss each art work, its relevance, and its significance and history,

What is the cost of the walking tour?

Walking tours are $5 per person. Proceeds support 540WMain community programming.

How long is the walking tour?

The tour takes approximately 45-60 minutes and covers about 1 mile of terrain. The tour path covers art works along West Main Street, King Street, and the Susan B. Anthony Park.

What are the qualifications to become a tour guide?

School age tour guides must be 16 years of afe, regularly attend school, and maintain atleast a 3.0 GPA. Adult age tour guides must be 18+ must be able to walk and stand for a period of one hour or more

Are tour guides paid?

Tour guides are unpaid and are considered volunteer staff. Internship and volunteers hours are recorded. Volunteers are able to attend up to two events or classes per month at 540WMain free of charge.

How long is training?

Tour guides will receive at least 3-4 hours of training and more if necessary to feel comfortable.

How often do I have to work?

Once trained tour guides are asked to be able to work atleast two tour shifts per month during the tour season. During summer months there are opportunities to work more hours as tours are given on the hour during normal business hours. Tour guides must be reliable. Failure to show for a tour session will result in termination from the tour guide program.

What professional skills are enhanced?

As a walking tour guide you will improve your communication and public speaking skills. You will also reinforce and build knowledge in the areas of local and regional geography, fine arts, organizational management, public speaking, drama, history & visual arts.

What is 540WMain?

540WMain is a community, art, event, & education center vested in up-building, uplifting, and improving the National Register Susan B. Anthony Neighborhood, its residents, and Greater Rochester.

 

What is The Workforce Development, Entrepreneur & College Preparatory Internship?

This is a seven week career focused education and entrepreneur development summer internship. The program provides workforce development training through learning experiences, seminars, workshops, and event planning. Interns collaborate as a team to co-develop, co-design, and co-lead a series of community based project.

How do I apply?

Applications can be submitted on a rolling basis and found online or in person at 540WMain, or by email: info540westmain@gmail.com

http://www.540westmain.rg

 

 

 

 

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