Join us at the Historic Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown!

Museum Guide

Seasonally Lyndhurst Mansion hires part-time, paid museum guides.

We hire mature adults interested in working 1-3 shifts a week.   Public tours are offered six days a week (Thursday – Tuesday) with occasional private and group tours on Wednesdays. Shifts are between four and five hours in length. One weekend day per week is required. This is a seasonal position from April through December.

Training is provided by our existing guide staff.  New hires will be given the materials necessary to learn the history of the house, the families that lived here, and information about the art and furnishings within the mansion. Public speaking skills are required. The ability to communicate information clearly and concisely to an audience is a must!

If you are interested, please email Amy Boesch, Senior Manager of Visitor Services. Please include a letter of intent and your resume!

Visitor Experience Staff

Visitor Experience Staff is a part-time, seasonal position that serves as the first, and primary, point of contact for all visitors entering Lyndhurst.

Excellent customer service skills are a must! The grounds are open from April through December, every day of the week. Must be available to work between 2-4 days, including at least one weekend day, per week. The shifts will be approximately 7-8 hours each. The Visitor Experience Staff must greet all vehicles and guests who enter Lyndhurst through the main gate, in a friendly and professional manner and provide informational assistance as required. Staff will check in all pre-paid grounds pass holders, and sell on-site grounds passes. Cash handling experience is important. Staff must be knowledgeable about locations and events throughout the property to effectively direct visitors throughout the site.

Visitor Experience Staff will also assist during mansion tours, weddings, and other special events as scheduled. This role ensures that these events run smoothly and that Lyndhurst policies and procedures are adhered to. Some evening shifts are required. This position supports other full-time and seasonal staff to provide a safe and positive guest experience.

If you are interested, please email Amy Boesch, Senior Manager of Visitor Services. Please include a letter of intent and your resume!


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With 67 acres of parkland and 15 historic buildings, there is always something that needs to be done at Lyndhurst! No matter what your interests and skills are, you can help Lyndhurst in its valuable work. Are you interested in helping us keep Lyndhurst beautiful? Do you have a group that needs a volunteer project? Are you a local student interested in assisting us? We likely have something that fits your needs.  Select restoration programs can also be created to suit the interests of your group or organization.  Contact us to let us know you’d like to help!

Be a Lyndhurst Landscape Volunteer!

Most volunteer opportunities at Lyndhurst are in the landscape and are a great way to expand your knowledge of gardening, give back to your community, meet new people, and share your love of horticulture. Our Landscape Volunteers work with our Curator of Historic Landscapes to help preserve and maintain our historic gardens and grounds.  Volunteer days are bi-monthly on the first and last Tuesday of the month, from the beginning of April to the end of September. You are welcome to join on any volunteer day.  The hours are 9:30-12:30 pm. You are welcome to stay for part of the time, or the whole session.  First-time volunteers should arrive at 9:30 am for a quick orientation. Instruction provided (tools limited). Grab your gardening gloves and meet us in the Visitors’ Center courtyard!

Volunteer with Lyndhurst Garden Specialists

Lyndhurst’s restored historic and specialty gardens are supported by dedicated garden groups, including the Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden and the Hudson Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society.  Each of these societies seeks volunteers to help maintain specialty gardens on the Lyndhurst property.

  • Fern Garden:  The Fern Garden was established by Lyndhurst master gardener, Ferdinand Mangold for George Merritt in the 1860s. You can still see it shaded by birch trees along the entry drive. The Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden actively maintains it and welcomes volunteers. They can be reached by contacting Gray Williams, Friends of Lyndhurst Fern Garden President, or Carol Mickel.
  • Rock Gardens: The Rock Garden was first established in 2001 and was constructed and maintained by the Hudson Valley Chapter of the North American Rock Garden Society. The Rock Garden Society volunteers are working to replace the naturalistic garden elements in the “rockery” section of the Lyndhurst property which has recently been restored to its 1868 appearance. Volunteers are encouraged to participate. Please reach out to Don Dembrowski for more information on how you can get involved.
  • Rose Garden: The Rose Garden, planted in the early 1900s, was one of Helen Gould’s most memorable contributions to Lyndhurst. In the 1970s, the Garden Club of Irvington restored the garden. Are you interested in helping maintain the Rose Garden? Email us!

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Explore Lyndhurst’s 67-acre Estate

Purchase a Daily Grounds Pass to explore Lyndhurst’s majestic Hudson River setting at your own pace.