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Help History Come Alive as an Exhibit Tour Guide

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  • 5 people are interested

We’re looking for outgoing, friendly and flexible tour guides for our compelling new exhibition, "Opium: The Business of Addiction," opening in April, 2022 at the Forbes House Museum and Milton Public Library in Milton, MA. The installation will tell the story of the Forbes family’s involvement in the 19th-century opium trade and the historical context of the current opioid epidemic. Guides will receive extensive training in January-March, 2022, through in-person and Zoom meetings, depending on weather and COVID protocols, which will be strictly observed. The exhibition will run until March, 2023; flexible hours will be available for tours 1-2 evenings/week and on weekends.

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215 ADAMS ST, MILTON, MA 02186, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the Forbes family legacy of entrepreneurship, social action and philanthropy, the Forbes House Museum fosters discourse around civic engagement and cultural awareness.


Our organization supports the museum’s mission and activities that address community needs and interests, while responsibly representing the Forbes family history and extending its legacy of entrepreneurship, social action and philanthropy. Built in 1833, the Forbes House Museum includes Chinese export art, Civil War artifacts and Lincoln memorabilia among its collections. The Greek Revival home has been a house museum since 1964 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1966.

Arts & Culture
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


215 Adams StreetMilton, MA 02186



  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • History
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication




  • Orientation or Training
  • 6-8 hours/month.
  • Guides should be comfortable with visitors of all ages. Fluency in languages other than English, especially Chinese and Spanish, is a plus.

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