The Center for Colorado Women’s History Volunteer Opportunities

Located next door to the Denver Art Museum, volunteers at the Center for Colorado Women's History support our mission as tour guides of our historic spaces, engaging visitor center volunteers to our tours and gift shop, as well as field trip facilitators for our student program, 1918.

Visitor Services Representative Volunteer

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Desired Schedule:

One shift (2 1/2 or 4 hours) per month is required.  Two to four shifts per month encouraged. There is typically a morning shift and an afternoon shift available Thursday through Monday, 10:15 AM-4:30 PM

Job Description:

The Center for Colorado Women’s History needs volunteers to work at the front desk of the visitor center welcoming visitors and completing gift shop and admission sales while also engaging guests with our current exhibit and tour opportunities.

Duties Include:

Providing customer service to all museum and exhibit visitors (informing the public about the museum tour schedule, giving directions, suggesting sightseeing opportunities and restaurants)

  • Assisting customers in the gift shop
  • Operating the Point of Sale System for all sales of tickets and goods.
  • Recording all visitation and sales accurately and thoroughly
  • Taking reservations for group tours and special events; taking credit card payments over the phone
  • Acting as an ambassador to other local museums, attractions and Denver
  • Answering the phone and taking messages for staff
  • Answering questions about the Center for Colorado Women’s History and the current exhibit
  • Answering inquiries about Colorado women’s history, which may include directing visitors to online resources or the Hart Library at the History Colorado Center

Desired Skills:

Visitor Center Volunteers should be organized, personable, and comfortable multitasking. All Visitor Center Volunteers are required to use front desk equipment such as a Point of Sale system, phone, and computer. This job might also entail light office work such as filing, collating, and paper cutting. Volunteers should have an interest in history and the history of early Denver.
 

Tour Guide

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Desired Schedule:

One three hour shift per month required. Two to four shifts per month encouraged. There is typically a morning tour shift and an afternoon tour shift available Thursday through Monday, 10:15 AM-4:30 PM

Job Description:

Tour guides share information throughout the historically interpreted areas of the Center for Colorado Women’s History. The historic house has been the home to inspiring women since 1883. It has been beautifully restored to the 1918 era and is furnished with the family's original belongings. Guided tours weave together the stories of the many women, such as Anne Evans, who lived and worked in the home and the impact of the families on early Denver. Guided tours include information about the historic residents who lived in the home and the staff who worked here connecting larger themes in Colorado women’s history.

Tour guides at the museum lead visitors through the historic spaces and provide tours for groups of 1 - 15 people.  Each shift is three hours and 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, climb stairs and talk for up to three hours in a row.

1918 Field Trip Facilitator

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Desired schedule:

The 1918 Field Trip Program is a 2nd Grade through 5th Grade student program offered in Spring and Fall semesters. 1918 Field Trip Facilitators typically work 1 to 4 shifts per month and facilitate student groups of up to 15 through the historic spaces. Field Trips are typically booked 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

Job Description:

1918 Field Trip Facilitators work with our school program, 1918, and take students back to 1918 Denver when World War I, the Spanish Flu, and women’s suffrage dominated the newspaper headlines. 1918 Field Trip Facilitators assist students to explore these topics and everyday life in 1918-20 Denver within our historic spaces. Each student is assigned a historic character and is tasked with sharing information about that character to their class and demonstrating one historic activity with an antique prop. 1918 Field Trip Facilitators assist with the student activity and engage students about larger themes present in the time period.

The maximum number of students assigned to one facilitator is 15, and shifts last between 1.5 and 4 hours. The maximum number of school tours given in one day is two.

Desired Skills:

1918 Field Trip Facilitators have a knowledge and passion for history, should feel comfortable talking to large groups of children, physically able to stand, walk, climb stairs and talk for up to three hours in a row, and able to monitor our historic objects while facilitating the program with students.