MUSEUM VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
WE WELCOME YOU AND YOUR TALENTS.
Volunteer opportunities are available all year round for short term projects or for longer term involvement. Your assistance is critical to making the Historical Society a lively and meaningful part of southwestern Dane county. Come and join us! Contact Destinee K. Udelhoven for more information.
Current Volunteer Opportunities:
Docents greet visitors, answer questions about the current exhibits, work in the Museum Gift Store and generally act as good will ambassadors. You can receive special training to give tours during museum hours or at other times to special groups. The Society's Museum is located at 100 South Second Street in Mt. Horeb. It is open to the public on Friday and Saturday from 10:00 until 4:00 and Sunday from 12:30 until 4:00 from the first weekend in May until just before Christmas. Docents are scheduled for three hours per month. There is free parking on the street and the building is handicap accessible.
Museum Cataloging Assistants
All of the interesting artifacts, papers and photographs donated to the Historical Society ultimately go into a computer catalog program called Past Perfect. The Museum Curator is experienced using this software and will give you specific training and ongoing support. It is a lot like filling in a 3×5 card. Your contribution in this area is very valuable because it enables us to get the artifacts and photographs into the hands of a researcher – quickly. It's why we're here and you can help make it happen. This job may be particularly good for student interns.
The Museum needs a photographer for a number of jobs, including photographing: artifacts for cataloging; artifacts for the production of greeting cards; people and events for publicity.
The Museum needs a graphic designer to produce posters for events and exhibits.
The Museum needs someone with a great voice to record tour scripts for podcasts.
The Museum needs someone with carpentry skills to help with general maintenance and exhibit projects.
The Museum needs custodial help in keeping our appearance fresh for our visitors.