Job Listing: Weekend Docent

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Weekend Docent

The Weekend Docent is to serve as the front line of the museum experience for guests, conducting guided tours of Wilton House Museum. This position reports to the Director of Education.

Hours and Compensation

This is a part-time position of up to 13 hours a week to be worked Saturday (8) and/or Sunday (5). The employee is expected to work a regularly scheduled workweek with any changes to the above schedule approved in advance.

The position pays $10.00 an hour. This position has no paid time off or benefits.


· Conduct guided tours of Wilton House Museum for daily visitors and scheduled groups.

· Work with museum docents and staff to maintain museum standards i.e. protecting the collection, security, and responding to an emergency or incident.

· Respond to visitor inquiries on the collection, exhibitions, and programs.

· Conduct historical research related to museum tours and programs.

· Attend on-going docent training and professional development.

· Maintain familiarity with point of sales systems and cash handling procedures.

Preferred Qualifications

An interest in and basic knowledge of 18th and 19th century American history

Ability to work effectively with volunteers and staff of diverse ages and backgrounds

Ability to work weekends

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills

Previous experience conducting tours or educational programs in a museum setting preferre