Volunteering at the Park City Museum

Do you love history and Park City? Are you interested in furthering your involvement in the community? The Park City Museum offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities for you to help preserve, protect, and promote the rich history and heritage of Park City. The Park City Museum has an amazing volunteer base, and these volunteers provide valuable and needed service to the Museum. We couldn’t do all that we do without them!

Volunteer work at the Park City Museum builds on your specific interests and skills. View the opportunities listed below for a more detailed look at what we do. Please email  info@parkcityhistory.org with further questions.

Volunteer Opportunities

Retired miner Rich Martinez shares photos and stories with docents.

Retired miner Rich Martinez shares photos and stories with docents.

Museum Tour Docent

Time period
Year-round. Once a week and/or as tours scheduled
Description
Share your knowledge and enthusiasm for Park City’s history with visitors! Guide visitors through the Museum’s exhibits, either in informal gatherings or large group tours. Training provided.

School Tour Docent

Time period
Need based on tours scheduled
Description
Bring history to life for school aged visitors! Facilitate group tours for young learners during formal educational programming. Training provided. 

Walking Tour Docent

Time period
Summer, Fall. 2:00 – 3:00 pm, once a week
Description
Lead Park City visitors on a colorful tour of Main Street. Paint a picture of the people and businesses along Main Street and provide general overview of the historic architecture. Training provided.

Gallery Guide

Time period
Year-round, once a week
Description
Spend time in the Museum galleries, answer visitor questions and help them explore our town’s rich heritage! Training provided. 

Collections Assistant

Time period
Year-round, once a week
Description
Get up close and personal with our vast collection. Help organize, catalog, and research objects that tell stories from Park City’s past. Training provided.
Pat Kutzbach and Jon Scarlet catalog Park City business tokens.

Pat Kutzbach and Jon Scarlet catalog Park City business tokens.

Oral History Interviewer

Time period

Year-round, flexible schedule
Description
Interview old miners and long-time residents of Park City to capture their perspectives on past events. Learn how to interview and transcribe, or edit what others have transcribed. Training provided.

Researcher

Time period
Year-round, flexible schedule
Description
Use our Research Library and the computer to investigate historic events, facts, and people. Organize them for future exhibits, home tours, lectures, and programs, or write “The Way We Were,” a weekly column in the Park Record newspaper.

General Office Help

Time period
Year-round, flexible schedule
Description
Help us keep track of our members and send out newsletters and membership mailings.

Costumed Docent

Time period
Special events, as needed
Description
Dress the part and step back in the past. Some special events and programs are best told by costumed docents, such as “Halloween at the Glenwood.” Have you ever wanted to be someone from the past? Now’s your chance! Training provided. 

Museum Store Assistant

Time period
Year-round, once a week
Description
Assist visitors to the Museum Store by helping them with merchandise, running the cash register, and helping out by getting Museum visitors started in the Museum. Training provided.