Program Volunteer, Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House
Beauport, the Sleeper-McCann House, was the eclectic summer home of interior designer and nationally noted antiquarian Henry Davis Sleeper. Sleeper began building the house in 1907 and expanded and changed it over a twenty-seven-year period to showcase his vast collections. Beauport became a showroom for Sleeper to share with and inspire his clients. Together with architect Halfdan Hanson, the two created a house of risk and ambition with curiosities in every nook and cranny.
Opportunity: Beauport hosts public programs and is available for small function rentals. Volunteer duties include welcoming guests, setting up chairs, serving refreshments, answering questions, selling merchandise, informing guests about Historic New England and the benefits of membership, and assisting the site manager as needed. Training will be provided. Successful candidates will be subject to a background check.
Skills and Qualifications: The ideal volunteer is reliable, friendly, enjoys interacting with the public, and has strong customer service skills. Enthusiasm for history is a plus.