Skip to content

Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is hiring for the 2024 season! Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, and we are hiring multiple individuals for our museum guide position. If you are interested in an internship, please email Erica McAvoy at

Museum Guide

Organization: Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden

Date Needed: 5/1/2024

Location: Portsmouth, New Hampshire

Rate of Pay: $14.00 hourly

Type of Position: Part time, seasonal

Experience: 1-2 years

Description & Details


The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is a historic house museum located in downtown Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The purpose of the Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is to interpret American, New Hampshire, and Portsmouth history through the lives and possessions of the inhabitants of the house, both free and enslaved. A National Historic Landmark, the museum has been open to the public since 1912. The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden is owned and operated by the National Society of Colonial Dames in America in the State of New Hampshire.


The Moffatt-Ladd House & Garden seeks a Museum Guide for the 2024 historic house season (June 1-October 15, 11AM-4PM, Thurs-Tues). The Museum Guide is responsible for delivering high-quality guest experiences to visitors of the Moffatt-Ladd House throughout the season. Duties of the Museum Guide will include:

-Opening and closing the museum and museum shop

-Greeting and orienting visitors

-Conducting guided tours of the c.1763 Moffatt-Ladd House

-Assisting with admission and shop sales

-Responding to visitor questions and feedback

-Occasional light housekeeping

-Other duties as assigned

Additional opportunities to assist with public programs, school group visits, and private events will arise throughout the season.  Paid training is provided.  This part-time position is perfect for retirees, students, those interested in museum education, and others looking for flexible hours in a beautiful, historic setting.


A high school diploma and one or more years of related experience is required; a Bachelor’s degree is preferred. Applicants should have excellent interpersonal skills, enjoy working with people of all ages, and have an interest in museums, history, and decorative arts. Knowledge of basic computer operations and customer service or retail experience is a plus. Applicants must be able to sit or stand for extended periods, climb stairs, lift light loads, and work in historic settings that are often hot, humid, or dusty. Applicants must be available both weekdays and weekends, have a flexible schedule, and be willing to work 1-2 days a week.

If interested, please email  a cover letter and resume to Maddie Beihl, Education and Interpretation Manager, at  For more information, call (603) 430-7968.

Back To Top