Program Volunteer, Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Historic New England welcomes the public to three historic house museums in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, which tell the story of more than three hundred years of Piscataqua history: Jackson House (c. 1664), the oldest surviving wood-framed house in New Hampshire; Rundlet-May House (1807), featuring early household technologies and many fine examples of Portsmouth furniture; and Governor John Langdon House (1784), an exceptional Georgian mansion that presents a seasonal exhibition program.
Opportunity: All three historic properties host public programs throughout the summer and fall season. Public program volunteer responsibilities include greeting guests; selling admission tickets; assisting with program set-up; answering questions about Historic New England, its properties, and the greater Portsmouth community; selling memberships; and assisting both the site manager and guides as needed. This is a unique opportunity to spend time in a variety of inspiring settings. 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, art, and culture.