Do You Have a Passion for Science, Education, Art, History, or Dinosaurs?
Support the museums and volunteer with us!
Share in the excitement of welcoming and educating visitors to the Kenosha Public Museum, Civil War Museum, and Dinosaur Discovery Museum. Volunteering at the Museums is an opportunity to learn, share, and experience the art, history and culture of the museums. Much of our strength lies in the dedication of our volunteers
- Welcome and orient individuals and groups visiting the museum
- Answer questions about museum exhibits, events, and facility amenities
- Engage visitors in special activities
As a Kenosha Public Museum volunteer, we offer many benefits together with our thanks for your time and talent. Your benefits will include:
- Discounts in the Museum Stores
- Special, volunteer-only events and parties
- Insider access to our exhibits
- The opportunity to meet others who share your interests
- …and more!
Openings currently available at all three locations
Openings for Fall and Holiday events
Volunteers will assist in engaging the public both in the museums and offsite. Responsibilities include:
- Guide children through craft and game activities
- Provide hospitality services
- Event check-in
- Other responsibilities as necessary
Museum Special Events that require volunteers:
Kenosha Public Museum
- Eco-Science Festival
- Museum Crawl
- Museum Mash-Up
- International Holiday: A Cultural Celebration
- Scout Programs (Forensics, Art)
Civil War Museum
- Medical Weekend
- Victorian Spiritualism
- Victorian Christmas
- Scout programs (Victorian Tea)
Dinosaur Discovery Museum
- Dinos in the Dark
- Scout programs (Lakeshore Fossil Hunting)
Interns at the Kenosha Public Museums gain invaluable experience learning alongside the museum staff. Internships are offered throughout the year, based on the museum’s needs. Fill out the volunteer inquiry form for current opportunities.
Semester Commitment Details
The expectations of the position will be discussed with the museum department staff prior to start date. Museum staff expect punctuality and clear communication.
Check back for Summer 2024 positions
What is the process to volunteer?
Volunteers must be able to work independently and in a team environment, be detail oriented, have a positive attitude, commit to our mission-driven work, be passionate about the museums, and enjoy interacting with the public. Volunteers must be able to commit to one year of service.
Volunteers are generally 18+. Exceptions can be made on a case-by-case basis; no volunteers under the age of 16 will be considered.
Submit an Inquiry Form:
If you’re interested in volunteering, please fill out our volunteer inquiry form. Based on your availability, skills, preferences, and enthusiasm, you will be contacted for an interview.
Due to limited working space, availability, and museum need, we cannot guarantee every volunteer request can be fulfilled.
After an interview has taken place and a committed schedule has been agreed upon, all new volunteers will attend an orientation. During this time, you will receive a tour, meet staff, discuss policies, expectations, and receive training.