NRF promotes and invests in the architectural heritage of the Newport community, the traditional building trades, and Doris Duke’s fine and decorative arts collections, for the enjoyment, education and inspiration of all.
As a leader in the preservation of early American architecture, NRF supports research and education in areas directly related to its collections and issues of critical concern to the field of historic preservation.
Tour Doris Duke’s art-filled mansion and enjoy panoramic ocean views from the extensive grounds, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Open April to November.
Experience the only museum in the world specializing in 18th-century Newport furniture and related decorative arts.
Explore 40 acres of open space, a tribute to the agrarian heritage of Aquidneck Island. The site is open daily from dawn to dusk for public enjoyment.
Newport Restoration Foundation holds one of the largest collections of period architecture owned by a single organization anywhere in the United States.
Celebrate excellence in historic preservation efforts within the City of Newport, Rhode Island.
Live amidst history by renting one of our many historic properties.
Help us to continue a lived-in legacy by becoming a Restoration Partner today.
Job Title: Tour Guide
Classification: Part-time seasonal (hourly, non-exempt)
Reports to: Interpretation & Visitor Experience Manager
Other relationships: Interpreter staff, Education staff, Finance staff
Education Department Statement of Purpose
In the Education Department at the Newport Restoration Foundation, we create memorable experiences for onsite and virtual audiences that celebrate the breadth of Doris Duke’s cultural and intellectual curiosity, her expansive worldview, and her passion for place and beauty. We value the interrelated concepts of Access, Inquiry, Community Engagement, and Communication, all driven by the narrative power and scholarly potential of our collections.
Guides are integral members of the Education and Public Programs team at NRF. They are champion storytellers who interpret for audiences of all ages and backgrounds the history and collections at our three museum properties: Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm. Guides play an essential role as ambassadors for NRF. Successful guides will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, adaptability, and, above all, enthusiasm for making art and history accessible to the public.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to GTangorra@NewportRestoration.org. Applications accepted until Friday, February 22, 2019. EOE.
NRF is hiring a seasonal painter as well, from April through October
The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking an experienced Painter. The primary responsibility of this position is to paint and prepare surfaces for painting on NRF properties. Painters are also required to assist other work crews as necessary and directed by their supervisor.
The Rough Point Supervisors on Duty facilitate the daily operations at Rough Point Museum, including admission and retail sales. They ensure front of house operations at Rough Point reflect NRF’s mission of promoting the architectural and cultural heritage for the education, enjoyment, and inspiration for all.