Volunteer & Intern
Time commitments are modest and the benefits are many, including free admission to the Museum and many of its events, invitations to staff-only events and outings, the chance to learn about 19th-century New York, and that really nice feeling you get from helping a worthy cause.
Lead discussions about the Museum’s history and life in 19th century New York City, answer visitor questions, and keep an eye on the collection while stationed in one of the period rooms. Self-guided training materials are provided. Requires a commitment of two shifts per month for at least one year following training.
Group Tour Guide
Deliver structured tours throughout the House for adult and student groups — tours are usually scheduled on weekdays. Training is provided and takes six to eight weeks. Requires a commitment of six hours per month for at least one year following training.
Admissions & Shop Assistant
Welcome visitors, collection admission fees, and introduce the Self-Guided Tour. You may also be called upon to sell items from the gift shop.
Event Planning & Staff
Help our lectures, concerts, parties and fundraisers run smoothly by welcoming attendees, preparing and serving food and beverages, and much more. Or help behind-the-scenes with event planning and promotion.
Do you have a great idea or unique skill set that you’d like to share with the Museum? We’d love to hear about it. Or contact us for a current list of behind-the-scenes projects in our research, collections, education, or administrative departments.
How to Apply
Please send a resume and cover letter stating your interests and availability to firstname.lastname@example.org or 29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY 10003.
Select academic internships are available each semester in various fields, e.g., decorative arts, textiles and costumes, architecture, education, and museum administration. In addition to projects in their specialized field, all interns take part in the daily operations of the Museum, thereby gaining a comprehensive view of what it’s like to work in an historic house.
To apply, please send a resume and cover letter stating your interests and availability to email@example.com or 29 East Fourth Street, New York, NY 10003.