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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. We are currently looking for part-time staff for our visitor center. Schedule is extremely flexible. 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.

Job Function

· Develop and lead tours for school groups, ranging from kindergarten to sixth grade
· Develop and deliver tours for adults offered during our regular public hours
· Read and become familiar with the Museum Docent Manual. Learn the history of Bush-Holley House. Perform additional research as necessary.
· Attend monthly docent training session

Job Requirements 
· 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
· Must be available April – June for School tour busy season.

Experience Requirements
· Experience teaching school-age children or adults
· Enthusiasm for teaching about art and history
· Prior Museum experience a plus

Starting wage is $10.00 per hour. Benefits include free admission to Bush-Holley House, exhibitions and select Historical Society events. The Greenwich Historical Society is an equal opportunity employer.

Please send cover letter and resume to Anna Greco: agreco@greenwichhistory.org.

Internships Available

Interpretation and Public Programs Interns
Fall and winter/spring positions available
Reports to the Curator of Education

The Education Department seeks enthusiastic and motivated graduate students and college juniors and seniors for assistance in researching and developing exhibition-related public programs and guided tours.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to developing public programs and assisting with research for exhibitions, conducting research for school and public tours and assisting with day- t-day operations.

Qualifications include strong organizational and computer skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to work both independently and as part of a group. The right candidate will have an appreciation for art, history and teaching groups of all ages and skill levels.

Sixteen hours per week plus some evening and weekend hours to accommodate public programs.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Anna Greco, Curator of Education, at agreco@greenwichhistory.org.

Specialized projects for graduate students will also be considered. Please submit an additional one-page proposal with your application. 

Interns are unpaid but receive Greenwich Historical Society membership benefits and discounts. Internships may be catered to accommodate program requirements for course credit.


Online Learning Intern
Available September–December 2014
Reports to the Curator of Education

The Education Department is looking to upgrade its online learning options.  As a part of this initiatiave, the Greenwich HIstorical Society will be incorporating pre- and post-visit materials for school groups into an iBook. The department seeks an enthusiastic, motivated and tech savvy graduate student or college junior or senior’s to help implement this project. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to familiarizing yourself with the history of Historic Bush-Holley site, understanding the content of school tours for student’s grades 1-5 and assisting with the adaptation of our existing pre-visit materials to an iBook format.   

Qualifications include proficiency with Mac products and Adobe Suite, as well as, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and as part of a group. The right candidate will also have an appreciation for art and history. It is not required but familiarity with iBooks Author is a plus.

Sixteen hours per week.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Anna Greco, Curator of Education, at agreco@greenwichhistory.org.

Interns are unpaid but receive Greenwich Historical Society Membership benefits and discounts. Internships may be catered to accommodate program requirements for course-credit.