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2017 Recruitment

Tour Guide

The Voelker Orth seeks individuals who are interested in working as tour guides  during the Voelker Orth Museum’s regular weekend hours (Saturdays and/or Sundays from 1-4pm), and for special events.   Individuals may work one or two days a week or on a fill-in rotation, as the Museum typically maintains a roster of 2-3 guides.

Tour Guides are the public face of the Voelker Orth Museum, welcoming visitors and introducing them to the museum through a tour of the house (via the period rooms); the garden and temporary exhibitions on view. Tour guides work with individual, family and group visitors.

Qualifications

  • Strong communications skills
  • Reliability & Punctuality
  • Comfortable interacting with diverse public
  • Interest in local history.  Capable and interested in building knowledge-base about the family, neighborhood and the property.

Tour guides are paid $13. per hour. Inquire via email: info@vomuseum.org or call the Museum, 718-359-6227. Note:  Most of the Museum property is handicapped accessible. However, there are period rooms on the second floor, solely accessible by stairs.

Housekeeper

The Museum is seeking a new housekeeper to provide weekly cleaning services (approx. 5 hours) following a plan that safely maintains collection items, particularly furnishings in the period room.

Tasks include:

  • Light dusting, mopping & sweeping of public and office space
  • Cleaning kitchen and restrooms
  • Refresh paper supplies in bathrooms, including annex & kitchen
  • Remove trash from receptacles in house and annex
  • Alert caretaker or office manager on any repairs required or supplies to be ordered

Qualifications:

  • Experience in cleaning using non-abrasive/non-corrosive supplies appropriate to furnishings and materials within the museum
  • Reliable and self-directed
  • Available on a regular schedule during Museum's office hours (Tue-Fri, between 9-4)

Salary: $85 per day (approx.5hrs). The Museum provides the cleaning supplies. Inquire via e-mail: info@vomuseum.org or call the Museum, 718-359-6227.

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