Every year, hundreds of students visit the MVHMG to learn about the history of New York City. Volunteer educators facilitate our classes that are developmentally appropriate for each age group and allow children to learn about social history during the 1820s and 30s, a time of important changes and growth for the city. Topics include immigration, urbanization, industrialization, diversity, and changing technology.
While we provide training, we ask that educators have previous experience working with children. MVHMG volunteers need to be dependable, flexible, and have a sense of humor. They should be able to stand for periods of time and be able to walk up stairs. After training, volunteers need to teach at least three days a month for at least a year. Volunteers need email and internet access.
Benefits: Training in interactive, informal teaching skills; complimentary admission to many NYC museums via Museum ID card; museum shop discount; and the opportunity to work with people interested in historic sites, teaching, and children's learning.
The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (MVHMG) preserves and interprets travel, leisure, work and play in diverse antebellum New York. The Museum shares and promotes historical knowledge for the education and enjoyment of the public through engaging interpretation and programs. The Museum presents its 1799 building and grounds as the Mount Vernon Hotel, which served day customers and travelers from 1826 to 1833.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Orientation or Training