Want to get involved working at the Museum behind the scenes? The Museum has lots of great opportunities for volunteer work, and welcomes volunteers of all ages, backgrounds, and interests.
Volunteers work with the volunteer coordinator in choosing a project based on personal interests and needs of the museum. Volunteers may work in several different areas including: Collections, Archives, Archaeology, Historical Archaeology, Public Relations, Education, Database Entry, and Exhibition Work.
Volunteers find their experience at the Museum to be valuable because it helps them determine their level of interest and skill for several types of museum-related work. It also often prepares them for paid positions in their field of interest. Volunteers are invaluable to the Museum because they handle projects that require time, work, and attention.
Volunteering Opportunities Fall 2019
Museum Occupational Related Work
Docent (Most Urgent!):
Roughly 60 visitors a day come to the museum, most of which miss out on receiving educational tours and learning about the important role archaeology has on our community. If you enjoy history, culture, and talking to people, you can help! Docents receive specific training to lead tours, conduct educational programs and community events, and are ambassadors for the Museum. Docents generally work a minimum of two-three hours a week. Docents contribute meaningfully to the individual experiences people have at the museum daily. This position is during Fall/Winter semester, with a minimum of 2-4 hours each week.
Do you have experience working with digital collections and housing photography? By volunteering with this project, you can help us assist the Office of Public Archaeology to digitize Forest Service records from the early 1900s. This project will allow future researchers within the community access to these early records. Archivists learn basic entry work, conservation, and behind the scenes museum work. This position is during Fall/Winter semester, with a minimum of 2-4 hours each week.
The Museum hosts 4 to 5 events a month! The programs that run annually help to bring the community to the Museum where they can learn about people and cultures. The educational programs that run require much brainstorming, planning, and prep work. Are you good at creative arts? Teamwork? Working with kids? Educational advisors will assist the Education Department of the Museum to prep crafts for tours, scout groups, and school-groups, in educational programs, and culture case kit organization. Educational Advisors will learn about applying archaeology and cultural anthropology to today, by making it fun and hands on! This position is available during Fall/Winter, with a minimum of 2-4 hours each week.
The Museum regularly receives donations from members in the community. Our Collections Tech helps with donation acceptance and rehousing. Collections technicians also help with inventory projects and rehousing other collections. This position is during Fall/Winter semester, with a minimum of 2-4 hours each week.
Interested in volunteering?
Download and fill out the Volunteer Application Form and bring it to the Museum or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. After completing the volunteer application form the volunteer coordinator will email or talk to you in person and work out the details for the area you would like to volunteer in.
For any additional questions please call the Museum at (801) 422-0020.