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The Museum at Eldridge Street is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit museum charged with restoring and maintaining the National Historic Landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue and presenting the culture, history and traditions of the building's immigrant founders. Eldridge Street is the only remaining marker of the great wave of Jewish migration to the Lower East Side that is open to a broad public audience. Cultural and educational programs explore American Jewish history and culture; Lower East Side immigrant and community history; and architectural preservation.
We serve visitors from all over the world from diverse backgrounds.
Docent at the Museum at Eldridge Street
Leading tours of the museum, greeting visitors, answering questions about the history of the museum and exhibitions
Interest in Jewish history and the history of the Lower East Side, public speaking and/or teaching experience, must be very personable and enjoy meeting people from around the world
Foreign language a plus, but definitely not required
Commitment of 2 days per month for at least 6 months.
Training program includes reading historical background information, attending training sessions on relevant history and tour-guiding techniques, shadowing tours and leading a practice tour.
We are accepting volunteer applications on a rolling basis.
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