Volunteers play an important role in the operations of the New-York Historical Society. Volunteers work in a variety of departments including Education, Public Programs, Museum, Library and Development. We seek a diverse group of volunteers who can apply their skills, interests and experiences to a wide range of short-term and project-specific assignments. Long-term and on-going assignments are also available. To inquire about volunteering, send an e-mail to volunteers.info@nyhistory.org indicating your area of interest and attach your resume. If your skills and qualifications match our needs we will contact you; if not, we will keep your information on file and contact you if an appropriate position becomes available. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the New-York Historical Society.

Special Program Volunteers
Volunteers are needed for special programs throughout the year (evenings and weekends). Assignments include check-in table, ticket takers, information table, ushers. Volunteer training is scheduled for Tuesday, September 20, 2016 (2:00-4:00 pm).

Please send an email with Special Program Volunteer in the subject line. Share with us why you are interested in this opportunity and your resume. Please send this information to Kathleen O'Connor koconnor@nyhistory.org (No phone calls please.)

Explainer Volunteers
Learn about the New-York Historical Society’s world-renowned collections while sharing your passion for American art and the history of New York!

Explainer Volunteers are integral to New-York Historical’s mission to share stories of New York and American history with museum visitors and serve as some of the institution’s most visible ambassadors to the public. Explainers engage with general admission visitors and lead daily pop-up tours. Through object interpretation, Explainers help visitors engage with and understand the importance of historical artifacts, and expose them to the work of curators and researchers in our Museum and Library. Volunteer training is scheduled for October 2016.

Please send an email with Explainer Volunteer in the subject line. Share with us why you are interested in this opportunity and your resume. Please send this information to volunteers.info@nyhistory.org

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