From the captivating life of Marjorie Merriweather Post to the exquisitely maintained Mansion and Gardens, the Hillwood experience outshines even the Fabergé Eggs. We are a passionate organization, proud of our reputation as one of Washington's top cultural destinations. Advancing our mission of preserving and interpreting Marjorie Post's life story, her magnificent collection of fine and decorative arts, and her beautifully landscaped estate, requires a team effort and the talents of a diverse group of people.
So, come work "Where Fabulous Lives!" Hillwood is a progressive, equal opportunity employer and all candidates are encouraged to apply.
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Intern & Fellowship Opportunities
Volunteers are an integral part of the Hillwood community and serve in a variety of roles. While we are not currently recruiting new volunteers at this time, an overview of future volunteer positions is available below. Sign up for Hillwood’s email list to stay up-to-date on the latest volunteer opportunities. Any questions regarding Hillwood’s volunteer program, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All incoming volunteers require an active Hillwood membership, serve on a floating schedule, honor an annual service commitment, and participate in continuing education. A benefits program, such as volunteer-only events, admission privileges for family/guests, and discounts at the museum shop and Merriweather café, further deepen engagement with Hillwood.
Visitor Services Volunteer (VSV)
During a 3-hour training session followed by on-the-job training shifts, Visitor Services Volunteers learn how to provide exemplary customer service and light interpretation to museum visitors in the visitor center and mansion. Recruitment and training of a new VSV class typically occurs twice a year depending on staffing needs. At this time, the next VSV training is not scheduled.
Mansion Docent Training
In this six-month course, docents-in-training learn how to lead guided tours of the mansion that provide the best possible visitor experience by weaving together stories of the estate, collection and founder Marjorie Merriweather Post. Docent training is not offered every year, but when the need to train new docents occurs. At this time, the next docent training is not scheduled.
Garden Docent Training
In this five-month course, docents-in-training learn how to lead guided tours of Hillwood's thirteen acres of formal gardens that provide the best possible visitor experience by weaving together stories of the estate, garden and founder Marjorie Merriweather Post. Docent training is not offered every year, but when the need to train new docents occurs. At this time, the next docent training is not scheduled.