Kenosha Public Museum Sunday Hours: 12pm - 5pmCivil War Museum Sunday Hours: 12pm - 5pmDinosaur Discovery Museum Sunday Hours: 12pm - 5pm

Volunteer

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!

Ongoing Opportunities

Openings currently available at all three locations

Greeters

Greeters explain the museum exhibits, programs, and services to visitors. Greeters also orient groups that visit. Greeters are asked to help during a 2-3 hour shift either twice a month or weekly.

Docents

Docents provide short guided tours of the exhibits; tours are scheduled in advance and typically take place Monday through Thursday. Docents are able to pick up tours based on their availability. Docents are trained by Museum Educators on specific programs for each museum.
Docents needed for Kenosha Public Museum

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Openings for Fall and Holiday events

Public Programs

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
  • Setup/teardown
  • Event check-in
  • Other responsibilities as necessary
Museum Special Events that require volunteers: 

Kenosha Public Museum

  • Museum Crawl
  • International Holiday: A Cultural Celebration
  • Scout Programs (Forensics, Art)

Civil War Museum

  • Medical Weekend
  • Victorian Christmas
  • Scout programs (Victorian Tea)

Dinosaur Discovery Museum

  • Dinos in the Dark
  • Scout programs (Lakeshore Fossil Hunting)

Internships

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.

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.

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What is the process to volunteer?

Requirements:

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.

Next Steps:

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.

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