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
Department: Education and Public Programs
Supervisor: Manager of Frontline Operations
Category: Seasonal; part-time; non-exempt (hourly)
Tour Guides are integral members of the Education and Public Programs team and are ambassadors for the NRF. They are expert storytellers who interpret the history and collections at our three museum properties (Rough Point, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm) to audiences of all ages and backgrounds. Successful guides will possess exceptional interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, adaptability, and, above all, enthusiasm for making art and history accessible to the public. They will lead guided tours, facilitate self-guided tours, and assist with special programs and events at each museum.
Duties and Responsibilities, including but not limited to:
Hourly rate and 401(k) contribution.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and résumé to Maeve@newportrestoration.org. Applications accepted until February 15th, 2021. EOE.
The Newport Restoration Foundation is seeking a seasonal, part-time Grounds and Gardens Assistant.
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.
NRF is seeking proposals from museum collections professionals (e.g., conservation professionals, registrars, collections managers, collections curators) with experience in planning and providing for the protection of museum collections during major construction and/or repair projects.