Seasonal Volunteer Docents at Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon


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


202 Shaker RoadNew Lebanon, NY 12125

Showing a few of the site's buildings, including the Wash House at center.


Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is seeking volunteer docents to assist visitors at the historic North Family site in New Lebanon, NY from mid-June to Columbus Day in 2017.

Docents will receive in-depth orientation and training in Shaker history and the history of the Mount Lebanon site, including the buildings, land use, and individuals who lived there. They will lead tours for visitors to the site on a set schedule, Friday through Monday.

Docents should be able to commit to at least one recurring tour per week, and be able to lead visitors across uneven terrain and into unrenovated buildings. Tours generally run from 1.5 - 2 hours.

If interested, please write to with a brief description of why this opportunity appeals to you and how your background and interests align with this type of work.


  • History
  • Office Reception
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Retail / Sales
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 24 hours/week

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