marks the 400th Anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival in Plymouth: it is going to be a very busy and exciting year for the Mayflower Society! The Society is seeking several individuals to serve as Docents for the Mayflower Society House and/or the National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse during the 2020 season. Our Docents are the public Ambassadors for GSMD, welcoming guests and members to our properties and providing informative tours that highlight both their historic significance and role in the Pilgrim Story. The goal is for visitors to enjoy an interesting, entertaining and professionally delivered experience.
At the beginning of the program, Docents will undergo training and coaching by experienced public historians (“your coach”) and you will “shadow” other experienced Docents while on tour to learn the nuances of delivering the story and responses to frequently asked questions. (Some outside study may be required.) Once approved by your Coach, you will conduct tours independently.
the Mayflower Society House, Docents will also receive training to be able to
assist with sales in the Mayflower Society Gift Shop.
are responsible for being observant while on duty, to proactively monitor
maintenance and security concerns at the property and report them to their
time to time, during the season, Docents may be called upon to assist with
special programs or rental events on property.
Mayflower Society House is open 7 days a week from May 15h to
October 31st, with special weekend openings during the Thanksgiving
holiday season. House Tours begin at
11:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Guests
may also self-tour with the Uniguide audio tour that is available. (Visit www.themayflowersociety.org/audiotour .)
National Pilgrim Memorial Meetinghouse is also open 7 days a week, during the
same season from 11:00 a.m. until closing at 4:00 p.m.
Team Staff are expected to arrive 15 minutes before the start of tours for
property opening, and leave 15 minutes after tours end for property closing.
Our team of Docents are assigned a regular schedule of days to work, with an average of 12 – 18 hours of work per week.
noted above, from time to time and with advance notice, Docents may be assigned
some afterhours work hours to support special programs or events.
positions are paid positions at GSMD.
They are paid an hourly rate of $12.75/hour.
please send your letter of interest and resume to email@example.com by March 15th, 2020.