Sewall-Belmont offers part time and full time employment
At the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, headquarters of the historic National Woman’s Party, we celebrate the legacy of NWP founder, Alice Paul, and the NWP in the history of women’s progress toward equality. Through our guided museum tours, educational programs, exhibits and outreach services we honor this history by exploring the evolving role of women and their contributions to society.
The museum employs full-time, part-time and hourly professionals as well as offers volunteer opportunities. Employment opportunities are listed below. All applicants must complete and submit an employment application by downloading this PDF document or filing the online form.
There are currently no full-time positions available.
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, home of the historic National Woman’s Party, located on Capitol Hill accepts applications for part-time Museum Assistants for weekdays and weekends on a rolling basis. Museum Assistants are an important resource at the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum. They serve as public ambassadors, among the first people to directly interact with the visitors. Museum Assistants advance the mission of the Museum and provide workshops and other educational programs for the general public (children, adults, families). A positive attitude, high degree of initiative, and strong work ethic are essential for the position.
If interested, please submit the application (either PDF or using the online form), a cover letter and resume to Elspeth Kursh, Collections & Facilities Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
• Prepare the House for viewing and carry out all procedures for opening and closing per the established museum checklist.
• Welcome and direct visitors to the exhibition galleries.
• Conduct subject-specific gallery talks and full length group tours for visitors of all ages in a personable and knowledgeable manner and provide accurate information relevant to the major themes in the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum history.
• Articulate the Museum’s goals and programs, current restoration activities and future plans.
• Assist in providing security for the Museum and the collections. Ensure the safety of the visiting public and respond calmly and professionally to emergencies. Follow institutional procedures.
• Track the number of visitors who tour the Museum daily and gather additional information on how they heard about the museum.
• Provide feedback by soliciting written and/or verbal comments from visitors.
• Assist with museum shop operations and sales.
• Provide assistance to museum staff, including clerical work and data entry, as needed.
• Participate in training programs and other opportunities in order to expand knowledge of the Sewall-Belmont House & Museum and strengthen interpretive skills.
• Have excellent oral communication skills
• Feel comfortable speaking in front of groups and generating visitor participation
• Be interested in women’s history, the suffrage and equal rights movement, and the history of the National Woman’s Party
• Experience or education in history, women’s studies, art, or teaching is preferred but not required
• Have experience working with the public
• Be articulate, enthusiastic, engaging, and willing to learn
• Be willing to become actively involved in the programs of the Museum
• Demonstrate a desire and willingness to conduct programs that engage visitors of diverse backgrounds in exploring challenging issues.
The compensation for the position is $10 per hour. The number of hours of work per week/work schedule may vary. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, from noon until 5:00 p.m. Museum Assistants should have a flexible schedule and must be available to work on weekends, occasional evenings, and federal holidays. Assistants must also be available to attend mandatory monthly training meetings.