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Posted: 02/19/2016

Employer
Lyndhurst/National Trust for Historic Preservation


Position
Tour Guide
Type
Professional Opportunity
Location
Tarrytown, NY
Details
 

Share your passion by becoming a tour guide at Lyndhurst!  Guides facilitate weekend tours of Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown, NY, 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.
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 weekend 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.


OPen until
04/01/2016

How to apply
To apply, please send an email to info@lyndhurst.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. The National Trust for Historic Preservation an equal opportunity organization and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. The National Trust for Historic Preservation actively seeks opportunities to include members of these groups in its programs and activities.
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