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Become an Olana Room Guide

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The Olana Partnership

  • 1 person is interested
Room Guide
credit: Rebecca Ganellen

Olana has introduced Self-Guided tours in the Main House on Friday-Sunday in the Spring. Room Guides help orient visitors in the Main House and answer questions about Olana and its collections.

Come to Olana and train to be a Room Guide during our Room Guide Volunteer Training.
Becoming a volunteer at Olana is a wonderful way to be a part of this unique and beautiful site, meet new people, and have a fun and rewarding experience.

Time commitment: Weekly or biweekly shift of 3 hours (Friday - Sunday)

Training Requirements: 1 Training Class plus independent study. Next Training Class: Rolling Basis

Please note: Due to COVID-19 all volunteers are required to wear masks inside and outside at Olana. All self-guided touring will be extremely limited in the number of people allowed into the house at one time. If you have any questions regarding Olana's COVID-19 guidelines please call 518-751-6857 or email misaacs@olana.org.

1 Shift

  • afternoon / 12:30 PM to 04:30 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About The Olana Partnership

Location:

5720 State Route 9G, Hudson, NY 12534, US

Mission Statement

To inspire the public by preserving and interpreting Olana, Frederic Church's artistic masterpiece.

Description

The Olana Partnership is the non-profit support arm of Olana State Historic Site. Olana, located in Hudson, NY, is considered one of the most important artistic residences in the United States. It is the last and perhaps greatest masterpiece created by Hudson River School painter Frederic Edwin Church (1826-1900). Church designed and built his Persian style fantasy on the same hilltop where, as an eighteen-year-old student, he sketched spectacular views of the Catskills and the Hudson River alongside his mentor Thomas Cole.

Becoming a volunteer at Olana is a wonderful way to learn more about this unique and beautiful site, meet new people, and have a fun and rewarding experience.

We offer several opportunities and are always interested in speaking with prospective volunteers who have special skills or interests about other ways to contribute.

In appreciation for their contributions of time and energy, volunteers at Olana enjoy ongoing education and enrichment opportunities, trips to other museums and historic sites, and volunteer appreciation events throughout the year.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 1 shift

WHERE

Olana State Historic Site5720 State Rte 9GHudson, NY 12534

(42.21716,-73.82934)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Weekly or biweekly shift (Friday-Sunday, 12:30 - 4:30 pm), seasonal
  • Training Requirements: 1 Training Class plus independent study. Next Training Class: TBD

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