Get Involved

Our mission of research, preservation and interpretation is made possible by a team of dedicated staff and volunteers who educate and inspire our visitors.

Drayton Hall is always looking to grow our dedicated team of volunteers in several areas—including our Visitor Center, our front reception desk and at special events throughout the year.

Volunteers get an occasional behind-the-scenes peek at the larger archaeological collections and come behind the ropes during archaeological excavations for a closer look.

Preservation Wednesday is one hands-on experience open to Friends of Drayton Hall. Volunteers work in tandem with the Preservation Department to wash, inspect and catalog thousands of artifacts.

To get more information on volunteer opportunities, contact volunteer@draytonhall.org.

Job Opportunities

Historical Interpreters

Drayton Hall annually seeks creative and enthusiastic individuals to serve as part-time historical interpreters, presenting dynamic presentations that cover three centuries of history to diverse audiences.

Duties

  • Serve as a point-of-contact for visitors by providing clear and accurate information in a pleasant, effective and positive manner.
  • Conduct educational and special interpretive programs for adult and student groups of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Assist with basic site operations, including coverage for Drayton Hall admissions and museum shop as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred in the following areas of studies: history, public history, museum studies, museum education, architecture, historic preservation and anthropology.
  • Basic math and cash handling skills required; experience with point-of-sale retail systems, cash registers, and ticketing systems a plus.
  • Some weekends, evening and holiday work required! Hours vary by season.

Please send a resume & cover letter addressed to:

Drayton Hall Preservation Trust
Attn: Shelia Harrell-Roye
3380 Ashley River Road
Charleston, SC 29414

Or you may send your materials electronically to Allison Jordan at ajordan@draytonhall.org. No phone calls, please.