Guides for Kykuit, the Rockefeller Estate

Are you a good communicator? Do you have a thirst for knowledge and a flair for working with the public? You could be part of the team that welcomes the public to Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate.

With national visibility and local accolades as the tri-state area’s top source for robust and entertaining educational experiences, Historic Hudson Valley ( welcomes more than 300,000 visitors a year to our school programs, large-scale special events, and tours of historic properties.

Historic Hudson Valley, Westchester County’s largest cultural organization, seeks hard-working, enthusiastic, outgoing Guides for Kykuit, the Rockefeller estate.  Guides will provide meaningful, accurate interpretation of this National Historic Landmark, a property of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Guides will also have the opportunity to work at the Union Church, the country parish of the Rockefeller family and home to stunning stained glass windows by Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.

These are part-time, seasonal positions (April – November) that offer and require a lot of flexibility (weekend, holiday, and evening availability are a must.)

You must be high energy, in good physical condition, and be able to work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Acting and/or hospitality experience are plusses, as is an interest or background in history.

In this role, you will be giving tours and guiding the public through Kykuit and the Union Church, and you will also be working on our exciting roster of daytime and nighttime special events, including The Great Jack O’Lantern Blaze and Horseman’s Hollow.

Besides a congenial working environment, a starting pay rate of $14.00 per hour and flexible hours, Historic Hudson Valley offers:

  • FREE and reduced admission to our events and sites for you and your immediate family.
  • FREE and reduced admission to other participating historic sites and museums
  • Museum shop and café discounts
  • Professional development and training
  • Working for a highly regarded organization that creates extraordinary experiences for large audiences.

To apply, please send a letter of interest and resume to  Please include “Museum Guide” in the subject line.  Candidates of diverse ethnic and racial background are encouraged to apply.  No calls please.

Should your skills and qualifications meet our requirements we will contact you to schedule an interview.  If we do not contact you, we will keep your resume on file for one year in the event that another position for which you may be suited becomes available.  Thank you for your interest in Historic Hudson Valley.