Volunteer Opportunities 

 and Internships

 

 Join our team today!

Volunteers are the heartbeat of the Museum of Indian Culture...     and have been for over 41 years!  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) serve at least one 6 hour shift 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.  Great opportunity for a retired teacher or intern.

 

Curatorial Assistant / Librarian:   Do you love history, books, and enjoy working with Native American objects?  Are you able to devote at least five flexible hours each week to help maintain the museum's Native American collections?  At the Museum of Indian Culture,  Curatorial Assistants are responsible for cataloging collections, maintaining loan and gift agreements, and planning new exhibits by working with many different staff members across the museum. Experience with Microsoft Excel is preferred but not necessary.  Training provided.

Museum Greeter and Gift Shop Assistant:  As a  Greeter you are the first person that our visitors meet. Volunteer greeters are needed during regular hours of operation. Greeters welcome guests to the museum and provide basic information in response to questions asked by those visiting and handle retail sales.

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

 

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

 

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 exhibits, 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.    Great Opportunity for Groups.

 

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