Indian King Tavern Looking for a Town Crier
Hear Ye! Hear Ye! The Indian King Tavern in the Historic Town of Haddonfield is searching for a Town Crier and try outs are to be scheduled in January 2013.
Can you shout but still be understood? Do you have a sense of humor that can stand up to the extremes of cold and heat? Are you available for most Town wide and Tavern commemorative events. Do you appreciate the fine garb of our colonial times?
If so, you may have what it takes to be the Official Town Crier of New Jerseys most historic Tavern.
For those interested in this VOLUNTEER position there will be an information session held on Friday, November 30, hosted by the friends of the Indian King Tavern with the official Crier of the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, Rich LaLena.
At that time you will learn the duties,history and rewards of being a professional Town Crier. Applicants should call 856-429-4368 to RSVP for the information session. Applicants must have a powerful but clear voice, a strong sense of civic pride, and a willingness to make public appearances in early 19th-century attire.
Applicants must possess excellent public-speaking and writing skills, a sense of humor, and a love of children, parades, crowds and tourists. Helpful experience includes Toastmasters and activity with community theatre. The ceremonial duties of the town crier include reading proclamations, announcing upcoming events, and acting as master of ceremonies at special events.
A panel of judges, including members of the Friends of Indian King Tavern will review applications and tryouts to make the final selection. Town crier applicants will be judged on call content, clarity, sustained volume, and deportment which will be discussed at the information session . The Friends of IKT will assist the successful applicant with period attire, a bell and necessary props.
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