The Ebenezer Avery House served as a makeshift hospital after the Battle of Groton Heights on September 6, 1781, and is an important piece of Groton’s history, as well as the national history of the American Revolution. Located on the grounds of Fort Griswold, the house preserves and exhibits the history of both the Avery family and the battle.
We are looking for interested individuals for our tour guide position for the upcoming season. Please pass this along to graduate or undergraduate students looking for some summer work. The tour guide is a paid position at the Ebenezer Avery House in Groton, CT. We are also looking for people willing to volunteer while we are open. Even committing just one day per week (Friday, Saturday or Sunday) would be a great help! We are looking for some fresh eyes to help us get our goals accomplished! It is a great way to gain some experience in the museum field!
Tour Guide, Ebenezer Avery House
Start Date: May 27, 2016
The Tour Guide is responsible for providing access to the Ebenezer Avery House through the use of informational tours. The Tour Guide should be prepared to assist in basic housekeeping. Responsibilities also include making sure all policies and procedures are being followed, including security procedures for the grounds and collections. The tour guide is in charge of keeping track of gift shop sales, and additional help may be needed for special events. The Guide may be required to work alone at times.
The Ebenezer Avery House is located in Groton, CT, and is open Memorial Day through Labor Day, Friday through Sunday 12-4pm.
Qualifications: The Tour Guide should be engaging, able to recall facts and accurately explain the history of the site, communicate well with visitors of all ages, and effectively problem solve if a guest has special needs. The Tour Guide should also be able to politely and firmly ask visitors to follow the rules while on tour, and correct any behavior that may be detrimental to the House and collection.
For those interested, especially if you want to pursue an internship possibility, contact Dr. Caitlin Carenen. One out our recent History alums Kristina Oschmann is currently working there as a curator.