Volunteer

Volunteer
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 take part. Volunteers help with a variety of different tasks from working with the public to behind-the-scenes. Volunteering lets you make use of a skill or hobby you enjoy, share knowledge and memories with young people, spend more time at the museum, and have fun.

Bruce the Spruce

Volunteers are needed to bring Bruce the Spruce, Prange’s talking Christmas tree, to life during the holiday season! Must be 18+ years of age.

Children Only Shop

Help kids choose gifts for their friends and family or help wrap gifts in the Children Only Shop! 

Tour Group Facilitator

Share and explain information about an assigned gallery/exhibit to museum visitors in large groups for 30-minute-long rotations using collections-based objects and activities to enhance visitor engagement and learning. This position works primarily with school groups on weekday mornings. Must be 18+ years of age.

Gallery Attendant

Rove the museum’s galleries; provide general information about the museum and its exhibitions to visitors; perform light housekeeping in and around the museum including permanent exhibits, temporary exhibits, and the Discovery Room.

Gallery Interpreter (Docent)

Share and explain information about an assigned gallery/exhibit to museum visitors using collections-based objects and activities to enhance visitor engagement and learning.

Craft Station Facilitator

Engage with the public and help them construct a craft during Explorer Wednesdays.

Collections Assistant

A Collections Assistant helps the Collections Manager with cataloging and filing, research, and special projects. Must be 18+ years of age.

Gardener

Weeding, general care and maintenance of the Museum's front garden beds.

Exhibits

Handy men and women who enjoy fixing things, woodworking, painting and using tools can assist with exhibits. Tasks may include installing exhibits, painting cases, hanging pictures, and making puzzles. Some lifting may be required. Must be 18+ years of age.

Gift Shop

Gift Shop volunteers will run the cash register, greet customers, and price merchandise. Experience is not necessary. Volunteers are needed on a long-term basis. Volunteers must submit an application and background check.

Hospitality

Help with exhibit openings, receptions, and special events. Events are usually held on evenings and weekends. Must be 18+ years of age.

All volunteers under the age of 18 must either be scheduled during their supervisory staff member’s regular hours or be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Volunteer Internship Opportunities

All Internship Positions for Summer 2024 are Filled

New interns are always welcome in the areas of Education, Curation, and Collections Management. These internship positions are volunteer. They provide job experience working in your field, references, and community involvement.

Example 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 major 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 semester length and the number 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.

Paid Internship Opportunities

All Internship Positions for Summer 2024 are Filled

For the summer of 2024, the museum's Education department is looking for 2 part-time interns. Education interns assist the Education Specialist, help facilitate activities, help maintain a safe classroom, and work closely with children and visitors of all ages. Paid Summer education interns will assist with museum summer camps, lead 1-2 weekend story times, and lead guided programs for visiting summer field trip groups (YMCA, Parks & Rec groups, summer school, etc.).

This is a part-time internship requiring a total of 120 hours over the duration of the summer. The overall length of the internship is flexible but will typically last between 6-12 weeks.

Application and Forms

Volunteer Application
 
Intern Application

Background Check (18+)

Authorization for Release of Records/Information (18+)



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