Docent positions at the LIMM
Long Island Maritime Museum
The Long Island Maritime Museum in West Sayville, NY is recruiting a new class of volunteer tour guides (docents). We depend on our docents to share the history of the museum and the Sayville area with visitors of all ages. Our complex consists of five buildings: the William Rudolph Oyster House, the Everitt-Lawrence Small Craft Exhibition Building, the Frank F. Penney Boat Shop, the Bayman’s Cottage/ Beebe House, and the Main Building (which includes exhibits dedicated to shipwrecks and the US Life Saving Service). Our institution is dedicated to preserving the maritime history and heritage of Long Island. Our docents conduct tours of our various buildings and engage our visitors. The time commitment is minimal (likely only one or two weekend days per month).
About Long Island Maritime Museum
88 West Avenue, West Sayville, NY 11796, US
The stated purpose of the museum shall be: To preserve Long Island's maritime history and heritage for educational purposes. To purchase, collect, restore and preserve boats, vessels and related equipment having to do with past and present maritime activities of Long Island, including but not limited to shipbuilding, whaling, shell fishing, commercial and sport fishing, wild fowling, pleasure and competitive boating, watercraft and the ethnic heritage pertaining there to. To restore, preserve, interpret, display and exhibit watercraft of historical interest, models of ships and small craft, tools and implements of the maritime crafts and trades, wild fowling decoys, paintings, prints, maps, charts, and books, and displays featuring wildlife.
The Long Island Maritime Museum was founded in 1966 and is located on the historic West Sayville waterfront. The museum grounds, once part of the Meadow Edge estate of Mr. and Mrs. Anson Hard, is now comprised of fourteen acres and nine historic buildings. Charged with the mission of preserving Long Island’s maritime history and heritage for educational purposes, the Museum has been welcoming visitors from all over the world for over 50 years.