Docent Program

A presence in the community

The Neill-Cochran House Museum could not survive without dedicated volunteers who give their time and energy. The volunteer corps at the NCHM comprises men and women from the Greater Austin area and members of NSCDA-Texas. Volunteers serve the Museum by offering extra hands to the office staff, assisting with events, and participating as docents in both general and education-program tours. All are members of the Friends of the Neill-Cochran House Museum and participate whole-heartedly in Friends events.

We are currently looking for new Docents and Interns!


The Neill-Cochran House Museum offers part-time, unpaid internships for academic credit across all disciplines. Academic internships run with the academic calendar and are available for the fall, spring, and summer sessions for both undergraduates and graduates. Students are responsible for obtaining departmental and faculty approval for course credit within their college. Time commitment will range from 5-10 hours a week. Prospective interns should meet the following qualifications:

  • Ability to multitask and work efficiently
  • Proactive spirit, professional demeanor, and positive attitude
  • Familiarity with a PC, MS Word and Excel, and email applications
  • Ability to articulate ideas and communicate well with a variety of personalities
  • Interest in/knowledge of history


The Neill-Cochran House is also offering part-time, unpaid positions as Docents. Docents are volunteers   trained to give guided tours through the museum to visiting groups of students and/or adults. Training will be provided over several weeks. Shifts are variable depending on scheduled group tours. Docents are needed when the museum is open for tours on Tuesday-Saturday, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

To Apply

Applicants should submit a resume, a cover letter from the student describing his/her interests and qualifications, and two references that are either faculty members or others familiar with the student’s professional qualifications.

Submit Materials To

Kristen Hennessey, Assistant Director & Business Manager, at

For More Information

Visit or call 512.478.2335

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