Whittier Birthplace Seeks Volunteer Tour Guides for the Upcoming Season

Birthplace of poet John Greenleaf Whittier, 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill. (File photograph.)

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Whittier Birthplace is seeking volunteers to serve as tour guides for the 2020 season.

The Birthplace, located on its original site at 305 Whittier Road, Haverhill, is an outstanding example of an old New England farm. It is substantially the same as when the poet, John Greenleaf Whittier lived there from 1807 to 1836 and is the setting of his most famous and beloved poem Snow-Bound.

Tour guides are responsible for leading visitors through the historic 1688 farmstead where Quaker poet and abolitionist, John Greenleaf Whittier was born. Training will be provided and no previous experience is necessary. Tour guides should be comfortable speaking in front of groups, have excellent customer service skills and be intellectually curious about history, poetry, and/or other related subjects. Tour guides are also responsible for locking and unlocking the museum, handling admission and store transactions, leading tours and reporting both positive and negative experiences to the board of trustees. Tour guides must be available for at least one, three- to four-hour shift per week, on Fridays, Saturdays and/or Sundays during April through October.

To apply, send an email to [email protected] by March 31.

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