02/28/17 Positions Available:

 

BOSCOBEL HOUSE AND GARDENS
Docent/Interpretive Guide
Part-time/ April – December

Docents lead interpretive tours of the house and grounds. Docents must be engaging, factual, and welcoming to people of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, and nationalities. A background in teaching and/or an interest in history are helpful.
Docents must master the tour content provided to them in training manuals and supplementary materials, which focus on the museum’s primary interpretive themes:
• The 19th-century history of Boscobel and its 20th-century restoration
• Life and times of States Morris Dyckman and family
• Decorative arts and design in New York, 1790s-1820s
• Hudson Valley history
Docents need to be continually aware of changes in the house, grounds, and/or exhibitions. Docents also must be fluent enough in the facts and flexible enough in their delivery to tailor tours to each group and situation. Docents work independently as well as part of a collegial team.
Docents must be available Wednesdays through Mondays, April through December, for weekday and weekend work during normal operating hours; 9:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. They must be available to work a minimum of two days each week including at least three weekend days each month.
Specific duties to be performed:
• Lead 2-3 interactive tours per day, approximately one hour in length, based on Boscobel’s interpretive themes, tailored as much as possible to each group.
• Protect the museum, its collection, and loan objects; monitor visitors at all times, and report any changes in condition of the objects on display.
• Provide interpretation, security, or other services during programs and events such as school visits, receptions, lectures, private rentals, etc.
• Follow emergency procedures and report accidents to senior staff and/or emergency personnel. Submit reports for incidents they witnessed or in which they were involved.
• Monitor the Gallery during times when exhibitions are scheduled.
• Attend docent and staff meetings, which generally take place quarterly throughout the year.
• Other duties as required.
Boscobel is committed to diversifying its audience and workforce. Veterans and candidates of any gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and cultural background are encouraged to apply.
For more information about Boscobel House and Gardens go to www.boscobel.org. Send job inquiries, cover letters and resumes to Diane Gocha, Business Manager, Boscobel House and Gardens at dgocha@boscobel.org

 

 

Boscobel is committed to diversifying its audience and workforce. Veterans and candidates of any gender, ethnicity, race, religion, and cultural background are encouraged to apply.
For more information about Boscobel House and Gardens go to www.Boscobel.org. Send job inquiries, cover letters and resumes to Diane Gocha, Business Manager, Boscobel House and Gardens at dgocha@boscobel.org

 

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