Volunteer Opportunities 

 and Internships

 

 Join our team today!

As a non–profit organization the museum needs your time, effort and energy to operate! Please join us as a member, volunteer, or intern and participate in our educational programs, research projects, events and annual Roasting Ears of Corn Festival. Volunteers can work independently or with others. Youth groups such as Scouts can participate by helping to maintain the museum grounds and volunteering for our events and festival, helping us set-up, clean-up, tear-down, and etc. Internships can be tailored to your academic requirements, and we can offer a variety of experiences in the areas of museum education, collections management, and research.

 

The museum is planning to offer internships in both virtual and in-person formats for the Spring 2021 semester.

 

If you would like to apply for an academic internship at the museum, please email Katelyn Lucas, Internship Coordinator, at kl@museumofindianculture.org with a resume and statement of your interests.

Current volunteer positions available:

 

Docents: Docents (Tour Guides) are always needed. A docent serves four to twelve hours a week guiding visitors through the museum.  If you have an interest in history and love to talk, consider being part of our educational team. Training provided.

 

On-site Educational Programs Assistants: Our Program Assistants aid in group programs by assisting in Bow and Arrow demonstrations, Atlatl throwing, Craft Projects,           teaching American Indian games, and more.

Grounds Keepers: Volunteers are needed to prune trees and bushes, cut the lawn, weed and tend the gardens, and shovel snow too.

 

Housekeeping: Volunteers are needed to help keep the museum tidy by cleaning the bathrooms, dust, mop, wash windows, etc.  

 

Building Maintenance Assistants: help by maintaining the 19th Century old stone farm house and surrounding buildings by painting and making general renovations.

 

Experienced Grant Writers: As a registered non-profit 501 c 3 organization, we write grants to help fund various projects like new exhbits, building renovations, and festivals, etc. 

Newsletter writers: Volunteer to write for the museum's Indian Culture Quarterly, our in-house newsletter that keeps our members updated to our activities, current American Indian news topics, interesting ancient history, and more.

 

Roasting Ears of Corn Festival:  Annual volunteers are needed to set-up and tear down the festival, man the food stand, gates, hospitality area, children's activity area and more.  

 

If you are interested in volunteering, or have any questions, please contact us at

610-797-2121 or email us at info@museumofindianculture.org

 

 

Scouting

 Award Projects

 

Over the years, the Museum has been the fortunate recipient of many wonderful Eagle and Gold Award Scouting projects like the building of our tepee platform (that also serves as our stage), Inter-tribal room renovations, new staircase, wigwams and creating educational events such as Just for Kids! Native American Heritage Day and more. We have several Scouting projects / opportunities available such as building picnic tables, making fire pumps for group programs, landscaping and museum signage, etc.

For more information, please contact

Pat Rivera at  

(610) 797-2121