Docent- Nathaniel Hawthorne's Birthplace/ Hooper-Hathaway House


Cause Areas


Fri Jun 01, 2018 10:00 AM - Sun Oct 07, 2018 07:30 PM


115 Derby StreetSalem, MA 01970
The House of the Seven Gables



As a key member of the Visitor Service Team, Nathaniel Hawthorne House/Hooper Hathaway Docent and Exhibit monitors interact with guests while answering questions and monitoring guest behavior in the self-guided areas of the site. Volunteers in these areas ensure that guests are respecting the historic spaces by following established rules.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Welcome guests entering Nathaniel Hawthorne House or Exhibit space

  • Inform guests that you are there to assist them as they self-guide through the space by answering questions or helping them find their way

  • Stay in the space the entire time until relieved by another staff member for breaks or lunch. While stationed in this area, remind guests as needed to please not touch objects on display, not to eat, drink or smoke in the space, and not to take any pictures of any kind.

  • Arrive at work on time and work the entire scheduled shift


  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Multi-Tasking
  • History

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 17
  • Orientation or Training
  • We will work with the volunteer

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