Tenement Talks Seeking Volunteers

Tenement Talks Volunteer Orientation on April 8, 2011 at 2:00 PM

Learn more about Tenement Talks volunteer opportunities over coffee and cookies at 91 Orchard Street.

Please RSVP to Alana Rosen at ARosen@tenement.org

The following is a brief desc-ription of volunteer responsibilities

Position: Tenement Talks Event Volunteer

Reports to: Tenement Talks Manager

Volunteer Desc-ription:

Tenement Talks—the evening series of lectures, readings, panel discussions, films, and other programs that provide historical and contemporary perspectives on New York City’s rich culture—seeks volunteers to help out at events. Volunteers should have an interest in New York history and/or immigration issues and availability to work one evening event per week. Volunteer opportunities include: greeting, serving wine, and videotaping events. Volunteers should be available at 5:30PM and able to stay at the museum until 8:30PM. As we use our Visitor Center/Museum Shop as an event space, volunteers must be prepared to help move furniture and must be comfortable running up and down one flight of stairs. Volunteers should have excellent customer service skills, a willingness to learn about the Tenement Talks programming, and an interest in engaging in conversation with visitors and guests.

Volunteers should talk to Amanda Lydon about Tenement Talks schedules and availability. Tenement Talks is an excellent opportunity to connect with the museum’s mission and the community.

Peter J. Wosh
Director, Archives/Public History Program
History Department
New York University
53 Washington Square South
Room 503
New York NY 10012
Phone: (212) 998-8601
Fax: (212) 995-4017



Peter Wosh

About Peter Wosh

Professor Wosh directs the program in Archives and Public History at NYU. Professor Wosh’s research has focused primarily on American religion, American institutional cultures, and archival management issues. His background includes work as an archivist in a variety of academic and nonprofit institutions, including: Director of Archives and Library Services, American Bible Society (1989-1994); Archivist/Records Manager, American Bible Society (1984-1989); University Archivist, Seton Hall University (1978-1984). He is the author of Privacy and Confidentiality Perspectives: Archivists and Archival Records, with Menzi Behrnd-Klodt (Chicago: Society of American Archivists, 2005); Covenant House: Journey of a Faith-Based Charity (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2005); Spreading the Word: The Bible Business in Nineteenth-Century America (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1994); The Diocesan Journal of Michael Augustine Corrigan, Bishop of Newark, New Jersey, 1872-1880 (Newark: New Jersey Historical Society, 1987); as well as articles in various archival, historical, and library journals. Professor Wosh’s current research involves editing the published writings of Waldo Gifford Leland, a pioneering archival theoretician, for the Archival Classics series published by the Society of American Archivists.

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