Opportunities

Fraunces Tavern Museum is currently seeking the following positions:

Assistant Facilities Manager

Assistant Facilities Manager will assist the Executive Director in matters affecting general buildings maintenance.  This position will support the efforts to preserve and promote the overall historic character of Fraunces Tavern and the adjoining four buildings of the Fraunces Tavern complex.  There is opportunity for growth.

The SRNY is a non-profit hereditary society formed in 1876.  It is dedicated to preserving and educating about the history of the American Revolutionary War.  SRNY founded Fraunces Tavern® Museum and continues today as the Museum’s parent organization.  The SRNY has approximately 800 members.  The Museum sees over 25,000 annual visitors and is open seven days a week.

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Follow a program for the monitoring of the buildings. Ensuring maintenance and upkeep is properly conducted.
  2. Interior and minor exterior painting. General building upkeep, with a focus in the areas of plaster and woodworking.
  3. Ensure the timely inspections and maintenance of the following: fire extinguishers, HVAC systems, fire suppression, boiler, elevators, fire detection system, boiler, hot water heaters and fire doors.
  4. Assist in the coordination of contractors, including coordination with non-residential tenants
  5. Maintain the workshop in a neat and orderly fashion, including usability. Always keeping the safety of staff and visitors a priority.
  6. Evaluating, making decisions and recommendations to the Executive Director on building improvements.
  7. Assist in the fabrication of exhibit structures.

Ideal candidate will have at least 2 years historic building management experience and basic knowledge of domestic repairs and minor renovations. Must be patient, organized, and able to work independently.  This is a physical job. Candidate must be able to climb stairs and ladders and lift at least 25lbs. A solid Early American, Colonial American and Revolutionary War history knowledge a plus.  An in person interview is required. Position reports directly to the Executive Director.

This position is part-time/hourly.

To apply send cover letter and resume to exd@frauncestavernmuseum.org No phone calls please.

Museum Services Associate – This position has been filled. Thank you to all who applied.

Fraunces Tavern Museum is seeking a responsible and outgoing individual to assist with museum services and housekeeping. As a representative of the Museum, the Associate must maintain excellent customer service and always remember the mission. This position is fulltime hourly, Monday through Friday from 9:30am to 5:30pm with some pre-determined evenings.  The Museum Services Associate will report to the Executive Director.  There is room for growth in the areas of museum education and historic buildings management.

 

Responsibilities

  • Greeting visitors and processing admissions
  • Provide general information and answer questions
  • Sell and stock gift shop items
  • Relay accurate information about programs/events to visitors
  • Accept and sign for packages
  • Ensure a clean, orderly building environment, including replacing light blubs
  • Removal of all trash and recycling
  • Regular stocking of facility
  • Monthly check fire extinguishers and emergency exit lights and signs – change batteries and blubs as necessary
  • Provide a visual security presence during operating hours
  • Close the museum at end of operating hours

 

Requirements

  • Customer service experience a must
  • Experience handling cash and credit transactions
  • Experience working in a Museum setting or events background
  • Polite and friendly attitude
  • Must be comfortable working alone without direct supervision
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Ability to work on their feet for several hours
  • Must be a motivated independent worker
  • Flexible schedule; able to work occasional weekday evenings

 

To apply please send cover letter and resume to exd@frauncestavernmuseum.org. No phone calls please

School Program Educator

Fraunces Tavern Museum is always looking to invite talented individuals to assist with our educational programming. Our well trained volunteer School Program Educators ensure the continual success of our educational mission. If you have a passion for history and hope to share that interest with others, you would be a great addition to our team of educators!

Requirements:

  • Available to volunteer for at least 1 weekly School Program (approx. 90 minutes long).
  • Comfortable administering inquiry-based learning and hands-on activities with students from 4th – 7th grade.
  • Interest in New York City history as it relates to Colonial America, the Revolutionary War, and the Early Republic.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct exhibit-based school programs for K-12 students in the Museum’s galleries and period rooms.
  • Use various educational strategies to lead school programs and engage students with the Museum’s collection.
  • Set-up & break-down of school program’s supplies and spaces.

Expectations:

  • Able to work with a team; is enthusiastic, dependable and flexible.
  • Enjoys interacting with the public and communicates effectively with individuals, families, and school groups.
  • Willing to learn new information through hands-on experience and materials provided by the Education & Public Programs Coordinator.
  • Capable of 2-4 hours of physical activity.

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for those interested in enhancing their public speaking skills and gaining experience in working with various populations in an educational setting.
  • Benefits include free admission to the museum and its lectures, exhibit openings, eligibility for a free $22 (cash value) monthly MetroCard, and an annual docent luncheon.

We need volunteers to ensure the success of our education programming, so you would truly be making a difference. Former teaching or public speaking experience is a plus.

Training involves receiving an educator manual, shadowing tours, and subsequent educator meetings.  If interested please contact:

Jacqueline Masseo
Education & Public Programs Coordinator
2education@frauncestavernmuseum.org
(212) 425-1778 x213


Docent

Fraunces Tavern Museum is looking for volunteer docents. Whether it’s helping with our guided tours for adults or working with the general public on the weekends, docents are the face of the museum. Docents will have the opportunity to facilitate a connection between the visitor and the Revolutionary history that took place here at Fraunces Tavern.

Requirements:

  • Time commitment ranges between 2 to 4 hours, either one or multiple days a week, including weekends.
  • Will occasionally lead 60 minute private or public group guided tours through museum gallery and exhibit spaces.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Guides the visitor experience to ensure a memorable and positive visit; this includes ensuring comfort and safety of visitors while fostering educational growth.
  • Staff museum exhibit spaces and events as needed to engage visitors in conversation and scripted activities.
  • Serves as a liaison between staff and visitor, notifying appropriate personnel about problems or success in the exhibit area.

Expectations:

  • Is enthusiastic, dependable and flexible.
  • Enjoys interacting with the public and communicates effectively with individuals or families.
  • Willing to learn new information through hands-on experience and materials provided by the Education & Public Programs Coordinator.
  • Able to react quickly to solve problems or contact a staff person, as appropriate.
  • Capable of 2-4 hours of physical activity.
  • Flexibility with scheduling; willing to lead privately booked, 60 minute adult guided tours.

Benefits:

  • This is a great opportunity for those interested in enhancing their public speaking skills and gaining experience in working with various populations in an educational setting.
  • Benefits include free admission to the museum and its lectures, exhibit openings, eligibility for a free $22 (cash value) monthly MetroCard, and an annual docent luncheon.

Training involves receiving a docent manual, shadowing tours, and subsequent docent meetings.  If interested please contact:

Jacqueline Masseo
Education & Public Programs Coordinator
2education@frauncestavernmuseum.org
(212) 425-1778 x213