John F. Kennedy Hyannis Museum is a multimedia exhibit designed to open a window to the days JFK spent on Cape Cod. For 2017 the Museum is planning a major exhibit, JFK 100, Life and Legacy to take place in May. We also enjoyed over 61,000 visitors in 2016. The Museum is an important destination location for Cape Cod.

The Museum is looking for volunteers to help out part time during our busy summer and fall months. Working in the Museum gift shop and assisting with admissions sales would be a few of the many areas that could use your help. Docents are needed to showcase our Museums mission on President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Family and their love for Hyannis Port and Cape Cod.

Volunteers need to be comfortable around large numbers of people, have knowledge in John F. Kennedy history and enjoy the role of ambassador for greeting people from around the world.

Docent duties may include, but are not limited to, being available to assist our visitors in being able to have a rich memory of the exhibits and activities of the museum, leading programs for school groups, and engaging visitors in the mission of the museum.

Volunteers assist the staff with visitor events at the museum, serve as ambassadors to visitors for questions or information and support some of the educational and museum programs and events for the public.

Applicants must be at least 21 years old, and for docents, have an interest in working with people, ideally have a deep interest in and knowledge of President Kennedy and be able to attend training sessions. Experience or education in history, political science, or teaching is helpful, but is not required. The position involves standing for extended periods of time.

Contact the Museum Executive Director at 508 790 3077 or email to with questions.