Maymont Mansion Docent Aide

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Maymont Foundation

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If you enjoy telling stories, interacting with the public and learning about the history of Maymont; join the dedicated mansion volunteer corps. Docent aide's greet the public; provide them with information about Maymont, the Dooleys, the Victorian Era and the belowstairs exhibition. They assist in crowd control by talking with visitors who are waiting and keep track of number of visitors in the Belowstairs exhibit.

Successful docent aides are good communicators, have a positive attitude, and are interested in history/art. Docent aides are required to volunteer at least one shift a month. Shifts are from 1-4pm on the weekends.

Docent aide's are welcome to attend the annual docent training in which you'll enjoy an in-depth look at Maymont, the Mansion, the Dooleys, their domestic staff and the Gilded Age, and gain skills to lead engaging and interesting interpretive tours through the Dooleys' opulent home.

To get started, complete an application here: https://maymont.org/support/volunteer/

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About Maymont Foundation

Location:

1700 Hampton Street, Richmond, VA 23220, US

Mission Statement

Maymont Foundation will preserve and celebrate Maymont as a museum and park for the pleasure and education of everyone.

Description

Maymont was the 100-acre Victorian country estate of Major James H. and Sallie May Dooley. The Dooleys completed their opulent mansion in 1893 and spent the next three decades creating the gardens, landscapes and outbuildings you see here today. Upon Mrs. Dooley's death in 1925, Maymont was bequeathed to the City of Richmond . Attractions for visitors added over the years include the Nature Center, Native Virginia Wildlife Exhibits, Children's Farm and Carriage Collection. Since 1975, Maymont has been maintained and operated by the private non-profit Maymont Foundation.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1700 Hampton StreetRichmond, VA 23220

(37.53627,-77.47789)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • at leat one shift; 1-4pm on the weekends

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