At Tryon Palace, we love our volunteers!
There are volunteer opportunities to fit every interest and schedule. From guiding tours to working in the gardens, or helping with decorations during the holidays, we offer opportunities for every interest. If you would like to support Tryon Palace as a volunteer, please contactVolunteer Coordinator Pamela Gray at 252-639-3501.
TRYON PALACE MUSEUM STORE at NC History Center and CRAFT AND GARDEN SHOP on Tryon Palace grounds
The Museum Store and the Craft and Garden Shop are looking for Volunteers that are available on Saturday. If you love discovering new and beautiful items and gifts, have retail knowledge, or are comfortable with computers then this position is for you.
Training for this position is completed during the week in the Museum Store. However, weekend training can be accommodated if needed. If you are interested, please contact us with a brief history of your skills and qualifications to share with the Museum Store.
Tryon Palace Shuttle Driver
The Shuttle Driver wears multiple hats. Expect to be a greeter, interpreter, host/hostess and ambassador to Tryon Palace. Enjoy being on the move and not being in one place too long. There main job is to interact with visitors, greeting them with a smile, offering directions, helping them into the shuttle, etc. Must be willing to learn the history of Tryon Palace and pass that knowledge on to our guests while providing safe and efficient transportation.
• Must be a licensed NC Driver
• Driver’s record check required
• Must have excellent customer service skills and love interacting with visitors
• Ability and desire to share Tryon Palace history and current daily events with visitors
Flexible shifts/hours available. Current Tryon Palace Shuttle shift hours are:
- Tuesday through Saturday: 9 am–1 pm & 1 pm– 5pm
- Sunday: Noon–5 pm
Other Volunteer Opportunities Available
- Administrative Assistant opportunities working with Reception, Human Resources, Accounting, Marketing, Development, and Program Coordination.
- Utility workers cleaning windows, set up and breakdown of special events, keeping exhibit areas presentable, and grounds clean up.
- Collection workers assisting with cataloging artifacts and moving as needed around site.
- Library volunteers assisting with filing, organizing and compilation of records.
- Conservation assistants in the Conservation Lab.
- Seamstresses for mending historic clothing, making patterns, hand sewing and machine sewing wherever the need will take them.
- Assistant for African American History Coordinator Assistant for basic office work to assisting with events on and off site.
- USCT and the First Continental Line Soldiers portraying and teaching history of the Revolutionary and the Civil Wars.
- Historic Homes Interpreters teaching what it was like during the 17th through 20th Centuries
- Palace and Kitchen Office Interpreters leading guest tours through the Palace and educating on its history. An assortment of roles from Governor Tryon to a kitchen worker cooking in the Kitchen Office.
- Garden workers, master gardeners, home gardeners, and those with an interest in gardening, are always needed.
- Facilities volunteers are with skills in electrical or HVAC.
- Special Event from set up, taking tickets, serving snacks, selling items, greeting, answering questions, to breakdown and cleanup.