Do you have a passion for American history, historic sites, or the decorative arts? Would you like to share your passion with others? The American Revolution Institute of the Society of the Cincinnati has an immediate need for volunteer museum docents. Docents create a memorable and enlightening experience for visitors of all ages by leading guided tours of the Society's headquarters, Anderson House. The mansion, a National Historic Landmark, was completed in 1905 in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Here the Society interprets the significance of the achievement of American independence and the creation of the Society in 1783, as well as the lives of the home's first owners, Larz and Isabel Anderson.
Available shifts are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m., as well as Sunday, 12 to 4 p.m. Docents serve at least two weekday shifts or one weekend shift per month. Training is provided, as well as continuing education and fellowship opportunities through field trips and lectures.
- Welcome and orient visitors to Anderson House;
- Provide guided tours of the first and second floors;
- Assist with visitor services.
- 18+ years old;
- Enjoy working with people;
- Excellent oral communication and interpersonal skills;
- Interest in the American Revolution, the history of Washington, D.C., and/or historic sites.
For more information and to apply to be a museum docent, please contact Catherine Harris, museum education manager, at email@example.com or 202.495.7127. Learn more about the Society and its museum on our website: www.societyofthecincinnati.org.
- People Skills
- Public Speaking
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Must be at least 18
- 2 weekdays or 1 weekend a month