Morris-Jumel Mansion is always seeking engaging and dedicated docents and volunteers. Listed below are brief descriptions of docent and volunteer duties. If you are interested in either of these positions, please fill out the following form. If you are interested in becoming a garden volunteer, please click here. Thank you for considering Manhattan’s oldest house as a possible volunteer!
Docents at the Mansion share the history of the house and its rare and beautiful decorative arts collection in leading one hour guided tours. Weekly tours are held at 12:00 pm on Saturdays and 2:00 pm on Sundays. Docents also give private tours during the week and additional weekend times depending on necessity. The history of the Mansion is interpreted from 1765 to 1865, and new docents must attend a general house tour training as well as any exhibition related training sessions. We also offer quarterly workshops with staff to inform docents and volunteers of everything going on at the Mansion. If you enjoy engaging with people from all over the world, have a gregarious personality and love history, we strongly encourage you to reach out to us!
Volunteers help with a variety of tasks and assist visitors during their time at the Mansion. Volunteering can include helping in the gift shop, assisting staff during public programs, facilitating projects during family workshops, and more. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please be sure to include any specific interests on the form below.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion is not currently hiring. Please check back for updated job postings.