Ashley Householder

Executive Director

Erin Paris

Store & Visitor Experience Manager

Michelle Zachary

Development & Membership Manager

Mike Gillis

Visitor Experience Coordinator

Scott LaJoie

Communications & Marketing Director

Linda Riggs

Administrator & Special Events Manager

Gordy Wagner

Social Media Manager

Board of Directors

Gary Jobson


Christopher L. Otorowski


Chris Benzak

Charles Dana

Drew Freides

Robert Haines, Jr

Spike Lobdell

Byron Marchant

Richard Nugent

Shawn Otorowski

Andrew S. Rose

J. Sands Yellott

Tom Whidden


Thomas L. Stark

Treasurer, Operations Jedi

Margaret D. Comfort

David K. Elwell, Jr

James Gubelmann

Jamie Hilton

Tara Lynch

John McNeill

Carol O'Malley

James Richardson

Arthur Santry

Emeritus Board

John Beale

Mason Chrisman

Dick Franyo

David Houck

Sydney Johnson

Ewell C. Potts, III

C. Crayton Walters, III

William Campbell

C. Richard D'Amato

George R. Hinman, Jr.

Thomas Hubbell

Bruce Munro

H.P. (Sandy) Purdon

Ex-Officio Richard Jepsen

Join Us!

Volunteer Opportunities

Museum Experience Volunteers wanted immediately! 

The Sailing Museum and National Sailing Hall of Fame is open daily from 10am - 5pm.

Join the floor team to help visitors make the most of their experience.

~ Help demonstrate interactive exhibits to help make the most of the visitor experience

~ Engage with visitors by supporting interactive play and answering questions

~ Highlight Hall of Fame inductee stories

~ Provide insight into museum programs, services, memorabilia

~ Answer general visitor questions

~ Help support social media stories

~ Serve as an outreach ambassador at offsite kiosks or tables at community partnership events

~ Support special museum events as needed

~ Help monitor and troubleshoot unexpected situations as needed, such as exhibit damage


~ Dependable and responsible

~ Great verbal and communication skills

~ Excellence in teamwork settings

~ Consistent positive outlook and patience 

~ Must be able to stand for a 4-hour floor shift, moving freely throughout the floor

~ Solid grasp of general interactive technology

~ Sailing or boating experience a plus

~ Knowledge of yachting history and Newport history a plus

~ Storytelling abilities a plus

Various shifts available immediately. Please click on the link below to get started.

Employment Opportunities

Please keep your eyes on this page to learn of employment opportunities.

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The Sailing Museum & Hall of Fame

365 Thames Street

Newport, RI 02840