Byers-Evans House Museum Volunteer Opportunities

 

Located in Denver, volunteers at the Byers-Evans House Museum work as tour guides, admissions and gift shop staffers, and field trip facilitators for our An Afternoon Into the Past program.

Visitor Services Representative Volunteer - Apply now!

Desired Schedule:

Available hours daily, Monday through Sunday.

Job Description:

The Byers-Evans House needs volunteers to work in the gallery and visitor center.

Duties Include:

  • Providing customer service to all museum and gallery visitors (informing the public about the museum tour schedule, giving directions, suggesting sightseeing opportunities and restaurants)
  • Answering questions about gallery displays as well as the history of the home
  • Assisting customers in the gift shop (answering questions, wrapping gifts, answering questions)
  • Operating the cash register for all sales of tickets and goods.
  • Recording all visitation and sales accurately and throughly
  • Answering the phone
  • Taking reservations for group tours and special events; taking credit card payments over the phone

Desired Skills:

Visitor Center representatives should be organized, personable, and comfortable multitasking. All Visitor Center representatives are required to use office equipment such as a cash register, phone and computer. This job might also entail light office work such as filing, collating, and paper cutting.

Tour Guide - Apply now!

Desired Schedule:

Available hours daily, Monday through Sunday.

Job Description:

Tour guides at the Byers-Evans House lead all visitors through the 10,000 square foot home and provide tours for groups of 1 - 15 people.  Each shift lasts between 2-4 hours. The maximum number of tours a guide will provide in one day is three.

Desired Skills:

Tour guides should have a knowledge of and passion for history, feel comfortable speaking in front of groups, and be physically able to stand, walk and talk for up to three hours in a row.

An Afternoon Into the Past: Education Docent - Apply now!

Desired schedule:

AAITP is offered Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. year-round, but is very popular in the months of April and May.  Most docents work 1 shift per month in the slower season and 4- 8 shifts per month in April and May.

Job Description:

Education docents work with our school program, "An Afternoon Into the Past".  AAITP is an interactive, hands-on program designed for 3rd and 4th grade students.  Students take on characters of Evans family members and friends and get the chance  to use certain prop items throughout the house.  Docents guide students through the house and facilitate their learning by instructing them in using prop artifacts and assisting them with presenting their characters to their class.

The maximum number of students assigned to one docent is 19, and shifts last between 1 1/2 and 4 hours.  The maximum number of school tours given in one day is two.

Desired Skills:

Education docents should feel comfortable talking to large groups of children, physically able to walk and talk for up to three hours in a row, and able to monitor the collections closely while simultaneously giving a tour.

Byers-Evans House Museum Tea Volunteer - Apply now!

Desired schedule:

Available hours are some Saturdays, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays-seasonally and by request, typically 11:30 to 3:30.

Job Description:

The Byers-Evans House Museum seeks volunteers to assist with our seasonal and special themed teas. Teas are a favorite program among members of History Colorado and help serve the mission of the Byers-Evans House Museum by encouraging visitors to share the experience of this historic home and fascinating time period with friends and family. Themed teas may also include programs on special topics in Denver’s history and cultural heritage.

Duties Include:

  • preparing a welcoming space for teas by setting the tables and arranging decorations
  • welcoming guests and answering questions-tea volunteers will have opportunities to tour the museum and learn more about its history and décor
  • plating tea and serving, assisting in clearing tables, food is prepared by a caterer and museum staff moves tables and chairs and finishes the major cleaning

Desired Skills:

Tea servers should be comfortable standing for long periods and handling food. They should be personable and enjoy serving as hosts for events. Tea servers should be comfortable working in a team and managing a time line.