Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Whether your interests are gardening, history, research or retail Locust Grove needs you!

Locust Grove volunteers are essential to the daily operation of the site. If you would like to be part of this vital volunteer corps contact us for more information.  A review of the daily management and mission of Locust Grove will be presented with a detailed description of the variety of volunteer opportunities.

Long Range Volunteer Opportunities

Training for these positions requires a one to two year commitment.
Visitors' Center
Volunteers assist in taking admissions, operating the museum store, answering the phone and greeting visitors.
Volunteers complete a training course to conduct tours at Locust Grove. Docents can also train in crafts of the period and give costumed demonstrations. Prior experience or knowledge is not required, but an enthusiasm for history is welcomed.
Spring 2019 Docent Training Schedule

Other Volunteer Opportunities

Flower and Herb Garden
Volunteers work with the staff gardener in weeding, planting and maintaining the flower beds, herb garden and quadrant gardens. Volunteers must initially meet with the staff gardener but can arrange to work at their convenience.

Afternoon Lecture Series
The Afternoon Lecture is held the first Wednesday of each month. Volunteers work from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. preparing the dessert buffet and cleaning up after the lecture. Time spent cooking at home is included in volunteer service.

Summer Camps
Volunteers assist camp leaders in craft activities for children 6-12 years. Camps are held in June and July of each summer.

Book Sale
Volunteers work to sort and organize books donated throughout the year. Volunteers also assist with set up and selling books at the sales that are held twice-yearly, in March and August. Book sale volunteers must attend a training session beforehand.

Special Events
Volunteers assist in taking admissions, baking, concessions, parking, set up and clean up for weekend events such as the Gardeners' Fair, Antiques Markets, and Market Fair. Events are held once a month April thru July and September thru December.

For questions about volunteering, please contact Mary Beth Williams - mwilliams@locustgrove.org.

  2019 Summer Internship
Museum Interpretation Intern (1 position available) SUMMER (approx. 10 hours per week)
Application Deadline: May 19, 2019
Under the supervision of the Curator, the intern will:
1. Work with Curator on interpretation project to be determined
2. Work with other departments on additional tasks, as needed
3. Cross-train as a docent to provide occasional tours for the general public
4. Cross-train in the visitors center to assist with customer service on occasion
5. Assist with Cultural Pass or hands activities for visitors as needed

The internship will run from June through August.
Preferred hours are: Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 10:30am-3:30pm
A stipend is provided upon completion of the internship.

Preferably currently enrolled in graduate or upper-level undergraduate studies (museum studies, public history, education, history, Pan-African studies, humanities, anthropology or similar), or have completed either/or. Intern should be detail oriented, organized, and able to work independently; experience with children is preferred. Must be able to climb stairs and lift up to 20lbs. A solid Early American, Colonial America and Revolutionary War history a plus. An in-person interview is required.
If interested please send cover letter and resume to Mary Beth Williams: mwilliams@locustgrove.org

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