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California Weekly Explorer has provided fun and educational history presentations called the "Walk Through" programs since 1989 throughout California elementary schools. The Walk Through’s are a fun and interactive learning experience for grade levels 4th, 5th, and 6th grade students. Students become a part of history by playing characters and earning points for their team in a game show type format while being skillfully guided by a presenter. Our presenters are passionate about making education an exciting experience for students and they energetically moderate solo presentations Monday-Friday on pre-booked calendars throughout a calendar area. We provide extensive training on three scripts that cover the history curriculum being taught in the classroom. If you are a person who loves working with students and enjoys making history come alive, this could very well be the job for you! 

The Perks:

Receive affirmation from customers daily – no work to take home with you – full calendars already booked – salary position includes two weeks paid Christmas and other school holidays paid - most weeks have at least one half day - mileage reimbursed at IRS standard and food stipend for overnight travel - medical benefits are fully paid by company after 90 days of employment – casual uniform attire – non-static environment = a new adventure each day – independent/solo work under the covering of a company - supportive team and management staff - join with other coworkers once a month - motivated employees in a fun work environment - Company sponsored outings twice a year - Monthly catered lunches


What You Will Do:

• Memorize and perform 3 scripts or Walk Through presentations for the 4th, 5th, and 6th grade levels: Walk Through California, Walk Through the American Revolution, Walk Through the Ancient World

• Present up to two presentations a day each 2.5 hours in length through solo performance to a group of up to 36 students at a time in an excited and animated manner

• Wake up early and drive each day to a different school in a large calendar area (you will not be going to more than one school in a given day)

• Take a few weekly trips a year outside your calendar area

• Interact with school personnel (office staff, teachers, principals etc.)

• Store all required presentation equipment safely

• Set-up and tear down presentation display each day

• Utilize online Company calendar system to make all travel arrangements and preparations

• Fill out Company reports including monthly expense report and evaluations of schools


• Some type of teaching or performance experience. Classroom management and improvisation ability a plus!

• Strong social, communication, and organizational skills

• Willing and able to work a 5 day a week, full-time set calendar without flexibility for days off and take overnight trips when scheduled

• Must have a reliable standard size car that will hold all equipment and have a safe place to store equipment

• Must possess a valid driver’s license

• Must be able to pass a DOJ background check

About You:

• Passion for educating and performing on a full-time basis

• Ability to work in a changing environment each day and to uphold Company policies with customers

• Have an extremely high work ethic with a “show must go on” mentality

• Be in good physical, mental, and emotional health

• Ability to be flexible and make changes to presentation when needed based on time constraints

• Pro-Active problem solver with ability to work independently while upholding Company policies and procedures

• Knack for prioritizing time and making quick decisions without direct supervision

• Enthusiastic with the ability to make a day fun for students no matter the stressors of traffic or grumpy adults

• Ability to manage difficult students in an encouraging way

If this describes you, click “apply” to start your career adventure with us!

We look forward to hearing from you!

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