Volunteer Docent at Lippitt House Museum


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Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:30 PM - Sun Dec 17, 2017 05:30 PM


199 Hope StProvidence, RI 02906


The Lippitt House Museum in Providence, RI seeks volunteer docents to conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities. The successful candidates will possess a willingness to experiment with different teaching techniques, an ability to connect with audiences of all kinds, and a passion for history and decorative arts. Excellent oral communication skills are a requirement. Teaching experience is recommended, and art-making skills and craft knowledge are a plus.

Candidates will be asked to commit to volunteering two or three times a month (primarily on Fridays and Saturdays) as well as during scheduled events, totaling 10 to 15 hours a month. In addition, there will be an initial orientation and then occasional professional developments on pedagogical strategies and relevant historical topics. Please send a cover letter and resume to Jackie Delamatre, Curator of Education, at jdelamatre@preserveri.org.


  • Commit to volunteer from April through December 2017
  • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities two Friday afternoons a month
  • Conduct tours and facilitate hands-on activities one Saturday every other month
  • Assist with scheduled events, such as lectures and concerts
  • Attend initial orientation as well as occasional professional developments
  • Research and prepare thoroughly for tours and other programs
  • Optional opportunity to teach adult ESL students through new partnership with Providence Public Library


  • History
  • Adult Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Visual Arts

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • 10-15 hours per month, April-December 2017

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