Visitor Service Assistants are the museum's main greeters, stationed at the visitor entrance in the museum shop. They are the first to welcome visitors, guests and shoppers. They also assist staff by answering the main phone line to the museum.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering at The Rotch-Jones-Duff House & Garden Museum. Our volunteers provide an invaluable service to the Museum. They help present quality educational and cultural programming, exhibits, and special events to the Greater New Bedford community.
THE MISSION OF THE ROTCH-JONES-DUFF HOUSE & GARDEN MUSEUM IS: To Preserve one of the nation’s finest Greek Revival mansions and its historic grounds and gardens to the highest standard; To interest and educate the public through exhibits and interpretive historical and horticultural programs that document the history of New Bedford and important chapters in American history through the lives of the three families who lived in the house; and to acquire and care for appropriate artifacts, furnishings and period collections.
Since its founding in 1983, the role of the RJD has expanded from steward of an historic building to a proactive member of the cultural community, offering a variety of programs for a diverse audience. A partner in the New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park, the RJD joins the city's cultural and educational organizations in telling rich stories of the past to new generations.