Become a Docent at Bush-Holley Historic Site
Docent Openings at Greenwich Historical Society
Greenwich Historical Society Docents are educators trained to further the public's understanding of the rich cultural and historical collections of Bush-Holley Historic Site. Docents provide public tours of Bush-Holley House and the temporary exhibitions housed in the Storehouse Gallery, and they teach our popular school programs. Schedule is extremely flexible, perfect for retired educators who have a desire to remain active in the community or for those who are interested in part-time work in the arts and education. Work week hours can be arranged for as few as 4 hours or as many as 20 hours per week, depending on interest, availability, and schedule. Shifts are scheduled a month in advance.
- Develop and lead tours for school groups, ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade. The specific tours offered by the Greenwich Historical Society are: Life in New England: Then and Now; Sarah and Her Town; Patriots vs. Loyalists; Meeting People in Portraits; and Create Your Own Impression. Additionally, a school group tour is developed for each temporary exhibition in the Storehouse Gallery. Docents also teach the hands-on component of these lessons.
- Develop and deliver tours for adults offered during our regular public hours.
- With the assistance of the After-School Coordinator, develop and deliver tours in our after-school program, which includes Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other after-school audiences.
- Read and become familiar with the Museum Docent Manual. Learn the history of Bush-Holley House by reading and studying the Bush-Holley House Docent Guide. Perform additional research as necessary.
- Attend monthly docent training session.
- Assist with other public programs offered at the Greenwich Historical Society as needed.
- May assist with administrative work for the Director of Education upon request.
- Available to lead at least two school tours per week during school tour season
- Available to work in the Storehouse Gallery as needed, with a minimum of two weekend days per month.
- Develop a tour for each new, temporary exhibition.
- Experience teaching school-age children and adults.
- Group leadership, Boy Scout and/or Girl Scout experience is beneficial.
Starting wage is $10.00 per hour. Please note that the preparatory time to
read the manual, the history of the Bush-Holley House and to develop the lesson
plans is not compensated. Benefits include free admission to Bush-Holley House,
exhibitions and select Historical Society events. Docents are encouraged to
become members of the Greenwich Historical Society and to support its mission
in the community.
Please send cover letter and resume to Anna Greco: firstname.lastname@example.org.