Bring History to Life@ the Bryant Homestead-Become a Volunteer Tour Guide


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


207 Bryant RoadCummington, MA 01026


The William Cullen Bryant Homestead, the 19th century home of American poet and
conservationist William Cullen Bryan, is seeking individuals to join our volunteer guide program to lead our newly designed tours beginning this summer. Individuals will be provided with training to help them bring to life the history, home and stories of William Cullen Bryant via public and private (by appointment) house-based tours.


Excellent customer service skills and professional demeanor
Interest and ability to work with diverse visitors
Interest in history, museum studies, public history, interpretation or education; prior experience preferred but not required
Friendly, active listener with excellent conversational and public speaking skills
Intellectually curious and open to learning and sharing new things
Self-reflective and eager to continuously improve guide skills
Ability to learn tour content successfully
Ability to handle multiple tasks and the unexpected calmly
Must be able to stand for an hour at a time
Must be able to navigate walk central property area and climb stairs

Time Commitment
1-2 days/week for a shift of 2-4 hours for at least two months. Available to attend initial and occasional subsequent training sessions.

Visit: to express interest.


  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Multi-Tasking
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2-4 hours/week, 1-2 days per wk, 2 or more months
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