Docent / Tour Guide - Hoyt-Barnum House

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Stamford History Center

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Historic Home Docent & Museum Greeter / Docent

****** ONLY ONE POSITION REMAINS AVAILABLE for this FALL & Winter ******

We are looking for a volunteer who would like to introduce visitors to our 1699 historic house museum, The Hoyt-Barnum House.

You would be involved with greeting visitors with a smile and giving a brief explanation of the Center's offerings: a research library, photo archive, our current exhibit, and our historic house museum. People who wish to tour Hoyt-Barnum House first view an introductory film before starting the audio tour. You would be responsible for selling tickets and recording transactions, giving guests their audio pods and collecting them after the tours, opening and closing up the house museum, and monitoring visitors while they are in the house. Minimal training is needed.

Museum Docents should be friendly and personable. They should be physically able to manage stairs and brief walks on a regular basis. Docents should be able to work at least one 2-3 hour shift each week. One greeter/docent is needed for the Saturday afternoon shift of 1:30 to 3:30 at the latest. You are welcome to stay longer to meet our other volunteers and make use of our facility.

Check out our Website for loads of fun information:

Skills needed:

-Basic math/money skills

Hope to hear from you soon!


Tom Porter

Volunteer Coordinator
& Board Member

Stamford History Center
1508 High Ridge RoadStamford, CT 06903

(O) 203-329-1183
(C) 917-701-3572

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About Stamford History Center


1508 High Ridge Road, Stamford, CT 06903, US

Mission Statement

The Stamford History Center, also known as the Stamford Historical Society, is an educational and research institution, whose primary functions are to collect, preserve, conserve, interpret, and exhibit materials relating to Stamford, Connecticut and New England.


Our resources include a Research Library, a Museum with changing exhibits, a photo archive, and an extensive collection of artifacts. We offer school programs and tours of our 1699 Hoyt-Barnum House. The History Center is dedicated to community enrichment through the presentation of exhibits, displays, special events, demonstrations, and participatory programs that have as their objective a population enlightened by an understanding of the past and committed to an objective vision for the future. As the Stamford History Center, we have a responsibility to all citizens of our community to preserve the varied experiences that reflect our cultural heritage.


Sun Sep 01, 2019 - Tue Dec 31, 2019


1508 High Ridge RoadStamford, CT 06903




  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Must be at least 16

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