CRF volunteers play essential roles in sharing our rich collections, exhibitions, research, and educational programming with the public. Our dedicated volunteers are stakeholders who help determine the future of the CRF Museum. The museum recognizes, and encourages, the importance of diversity and the ability of all to share perspectives, experiences, and skills to better serve the museum's mission. Those interested in volunteering should complete and submit a volunteer application, which may be followed by an interview. Applicants who fit the needs of the museum will be provided all necessary training and become a vital part of the CRF team. The primary positions available are listed below.
Interpreter - Complete a training program and provide historical interpretation of the exhibits at the CRF Museum, or at the historic Workman Cabin, to the public through guided tours. This position requires good communication skills and a willingness to work with all ages.
Educator - Play a vital role by sharing knowledge of, and demonstrating, specific historic skills and tools at the museum. Available positions include operating the museum’s printing press or historic gun bench. Experience a plus, but not required, training is available. This position requires good communication skills and a willingness to work with all ages.
Collection Assistant - Assist in the care, conservation, and preservation of the historical objects that make up the CRF Museums’ collection. Duties may include sorting, cataloging, and inventorying artifacts, researching specific historical items in the collection, and assisting in the preparation, set-up, and take-down of artifacts on exhibition. This position requires careful work habits and attention to detail.
Facilities Assistant - Aid staff in the upkeep of the museum facilities as well as production and installation of exhibit materials such as mounting displays, etc. Duties may include painting, sanding and finishing, using power tools including drills, saws, and work with various materials including Plexiglas, Formica, wood, and metals.
Special Events Volunteer - Assist in a variety of activities which may include: selling tickets, handling concession work, supervision of exhibit areas, leading games/activities, and directing visitors. Expectations are that the volunteer arrives on time and stays for the duration.
Please complete and submit the Volunteer Application. After being reviewed, you may be invited to interview with the volunteer coordinator or curator. If deemed f a successful fit within our team, and the needs of the museum, you will be invited to join our volunteer corps!