Rules For Volunteering At The Barker Mansion
The Barker Mansion contains 38 rooms, 7 fireplaces, and 10 bathrooms. Most of its fireplaces are made of hand-carved marble; the walnut and mahogany woodwork is especially beautiful.
90% of the furnishings and decorative arts are original to the house. The collection must be respected at all times.
There are certain rules that must be abided by:
I will take the upmost care when working in the building, and the garden.
I will only touch Collection items with oversight of the Mansion’s Curator.
I will maintain contact with my supervisor(s).
I will maintain a business appearance.
I will treat all patrons, volunteers, interns, and staff with the utmost respect and dignity.
For scheduling purposes, volunteers shall inform their supervisor as soon as possible if they are unable to work on a planned day, or if there is a change in start or end times. Each volunteer is required to record daily attendance on the sign in/sign out log kept at the front desk. (not signing in/out are grounds for dismissal).
I understand that I can approach my supervisor with any problems that I may have regarding my duties or interpersonal relations relating to the Mansion.
I will notify my supervisor of any special needs that I may have.
Volunteers do not have access to non-public areas unless specifically authorized by staff. Permission must be granted each time and is not considered blanket.
If you are in doubt about what to in a situation, ASK!
Volunteers shall report any accidents, emergencies, or work-related problems immediately to museum staff.
Backpacks and large bags must be checked in by Mansion staff and stored in a locker on the Lower Level.
Food, chewing gum, and drinks are not allowed in the Mansion.