Volunteers are the lifeblood of HRMM – they give tours, lead school groups, man the gift shop, interact with visitors, help with events, and make HRMM a wonderful place to visit and work. Without volunteers, we couldn’t be open as often, or serve the public as well as we do.
HRMM is currently seeking volunteers for the 2013 season. In particular we need Museum Educators and Admissions Clerks.
Download an application (Word): HRMM Volunteer App
The museum is open seven days a week, May through October from 11 am to 5 pm. School tours may begin as early as 9 am. Weekly commitments are preferred, but scheduling is flexible.
Qualities we look for:
- Interest in local, regional, and/or maritime history
- Comfortable speaking to groups in a professional manner
- Reliable and courteous
- Good customer service skills
These are excellent opportunities for students, retired teachers, history buffs, seniors, and people who simply love this historic region.
Among the museum’s many valued volunteers, the following individuals have offered their time and talents for more than one year of service: Ralph Allen, Frank Almquist, Peggy Almquist, Debbie Barnes, Jeannine Bellizzi, Janet Bevier, Bill Drakert, Fran Drakert, Leslie Drojak, Milton Hurwitz, Klaudia Frizzell, Ray Frizzell, Kingston Sailing Club, Russell Lange, Ralph Mills, John Moser, Rondout Rowing Club, Linda Scott, Ron Searl, John Shults, Mike Traficanti, Joan Walker, Bill Whittaker, Joyce Wright.
As a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization, the Hudson River Maritime Museum is entirely supported by private donations and memberships. HRMM does not receive any state or federal funding except through competitive, project-based grants. Consider making a donation or becoming a member today.