The Neville Public Museum

Volunteer at the Museum

The Neville Public Museum would not be able to operate without the help of volunteers. Volunteer work can be rewarding; it enriches the lives of those who participate.  Volunteers help with a variety of different tasks from working with the public to behind-the-scenes. Benefits of becoming a volunteer include making use of a skill or hobby you enjoy, sharing knowledge and memories with young people, spending more time at the museum or just having fun.

Education and Events
Education and Events I volunteers work with visitors on our busiest days to help bring our exhibits to life and assist with programs and events. More information on this volunteer position can be found here

Bruce the Spruce 
Volunteers are needed to bring Bruce the Spruce, Prange’s talking Christmas tree, to life during the holiday season!  More information on this volunteer position can be found here

Children Only Shop
Help kids choose gifts for their friends and family or help wrap gifts in the Children Only Shop!  More information on the Children Only Shop can be found here

Collections Assistant 
A Collections Assistant aids the Collections Manager with cataloging and filing, research, and special projects. Curator's Assistant A Curator's Assistant works on special projects under the supervision of the curator in art, history, or science. 

Gift Shop 
Gift Shop volunteers will run the computerized cash register, greet customers, and price merchandise. Experience is not necessary. Volunteers are needed on a long-term basis. Exhibit Handy men and women who enjoy fixing things, woodworking, painting and using tools are needed for installing exhibits, painting cases, hanging pictures and making puzzles. Some lifting may be required. 

Internship Opportunities 
The Neville Public Museum of Brown County always welcomes new interns in the areas of Education, Graphic Design, Art, Science, and History. While all internship positions are volunteer, they provide job experience working in your field, references, and community involvement.

Examples of internship projects include cataloging objects or photographs, developing an educational packet or researching a subject for an exhibit.

You need not be a Museum Studies person to do an internship at the Neville Public Museum. Interns have been students majoring in foreign languages, English, history, art, biology, education and business.

Typical internships are 5-10 hours a week during weekdays. The length of internship depends on your semester length and the amount of credits you are applying for.

A county background check is required. This background check differs from your college background check.

When contacting the museum about an internship, be sure to indicate whether you would like to work with the public or behind the scenes.

Application and Forms

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Membership offers many great benefits — free admission, gift shop discounts, VIP status at events, and more! Click here for details.

Volunteer at the Museum

Volunteers are indispensable to the operation of the museum. Adults, high school students, and potential interns are invited to check out our unique and fun volunteer opportunities. Click here to learn more.

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