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Posted: 03/30/2015

Lyndhurst (National Trust for Historic Preservation)
Visitor Services

Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY is the finest example of American Gothic Revival architecture and home to significant collections of decorative and fine arts, including a substantial collection of French Academic paintings and a spectacular landscape.

Tour Guide
Professional Opportunity
Tarrytown, NY

Guides are public ambassadors for Lyndhurst and ensure that visitors have a unique and memorable experience touring the property.  Candidates must successfully complete a rigorous training and enrichment program conducted over several weeks in the spring.

Position Details and Responsibilities

This is a part-time position consisting of 4-5 hour shifts, Friday-Sunday, plus additional shifts for special events.  Responsibilities include guiding tours, answering visitor questions, and assisting in the Visitors Center and gift shop.  Guides should be available to commit to a regular shift.

Other desirable qualities are:

  • An interest in historic buildings, local history or art history.
  • Mature, friendly, and outgoing to the public.
  • Ability to work with all ages in a museum setting, experience desired.
  • Ability to employ active teaching techniques to bring history alive to diverse groups of visitors
  • Experience with retail point of sale systems a plus.
  • Foreign language fluency a plus.
  • Theatre background a plus.
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How to apply
To apply, please send an email to lyndhurst@nthp.org explaining any relevant background and why you would like to be a tour guide at Lyndhurst. Attach your resume and any other supporting materials.
Lisa Buckley

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