Volunteer Interpreter (Museum Docent)



Time Commitment

A few hours per month


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


421 East 61 Street
New York
United States


The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden (MVHMG) preserves and interprets travel, leisure, work and play in diverse antebellum New York. The Museum shares and promotes historical knowledge for the education and enjoyment of the public through engaging interpretation and programs. The Museum presents its 1799 building and grounds as the Mount Vernon Hotel, which served day customers and travelers from 1826 to 1833.

The MVHMG is currently looking for additional volunteer interpreters (docents). Our volunteer interpreters are the face and voice of the Museum. While learning about NYC history, they work with the public to deliver engaging tours and public programs, and help in the Museum gift shop (training provided).


- Enthusiasm for history and museums.

- A willingness to learn and share history with others.

- Volunteers must be 18 years or older.

- Excellent communication skills.

- Ability to attend required training.

Please note: Time commitments can be weekly, bi-monthly, or on an as-needed basis for a period of nine months to a year. This position requires some standing and climbing stairs.

Benefits: Training in museum interpretation; free admission to many of the MVHMG public programs; complimentary admission to many NYC museums via staff ID card; MVHMG shop discount; and the opportunity to work with people interested in history and museums.


  • Training Provided

How To Apply

To apply, request MVHMG Volunteer Application form from Curator of Education Natalia Sokolova (n.sokolova@mvhm.org) and send a copy of your current resume.