Become a docent at the Society of the Cincinnati!


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When

Thu Apr 05, 2018 - Fri May 04, 2018

Where

2118 Massachusetts Ave., NWWashington, DC 20008

About

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.

Duties:

  • Welcome and orient visitors to Anderson House;
  • Provide guided tours of the first and second floors;
  • Assist with visitor services.

Qualifications:

  • 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 charris@societyofthecincinnati.org or 202.495.7127. Learn more about the Society and its museum on our website: www.societyofthecincinnati.org.

Skills

  • History
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 2 weekdays or 1 weekend a month
  • Training

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