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2018 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.
  • Candidates should be prepared to commit a minimum of six months to being a tour guide.

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.

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