Volunteers at Ute Indian Museum

Ute Indian Museum Volunteer Opportunities

Experience one of the most complete collections of Ute Indian artifacts in the nation. Dioramas, changing exhibits, and hands-on programs bring American Indian history and culture to life.

AmeriCorps 2020/2021 Program

History Colorado is seeking applicants for the K2H Civic Futures AmeriCorps Program to help expand educational opportunities for Colorado students through the agency’s museums statewide. The K2H Americorps program supports civic learning and engagement programs in K-12 or community-based sites.

Application for AmeriCorps is open until positions are filled. 

Summer Camp Program Assistant

This is a direct service AmeriCorps member role for the Ute Indian Museum (UIM) in Montrose, Colorado. As a K2H Civic Futures Coach, this 300-hour position has the opportunity to receive an education award of ~$1,300 upon successful completion of the program.

The Summer Camp Program Assistant supports the Museum’s mission by facilitating special learning experiences for campers that foster and embrace experiential learning as a way of knowing and exploring the world.

The Ute Indian Museum offers one-week, 3-day, hands-on camps for children age 6 through 12 that run June 7 - June 30 & July 19 - August 11, 2021.

This position is seasonal, 300 hour, part-time, between 18-30 hours per week with required Monday-Wednesday availability. The Summer Camp Program Assistant must be available for at least 13 weeks between May 24 and August 13 and training days.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead hands-on informal programs for all camp groups
  • Work closely with Education Director, Camp Facilitator, and full-time Museum staff to prepare and present programs
  • Maintain safety and well-being for up to 10 campers at a time
  • Maintain COVID regulations and safety protocol
  • General materials management
  • Design and scheduling of individual camp programs
  • Set up activities and clean up spaces before and after camp day
  • Monitor program supplies and request replenishments when needed
  • Facilitate afternoon or morning curbside pickup
  • Additional duties as assigned

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous experience teaching in a formal or informal education setting
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure with a positive attitude and creative problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate with and engage campers aged K-6th
  • Must be able to be on their feet for up to 6 hours at a time, walk distances of up to one mile over varying terrains, be able to lift 25 pounds
  • Ability to work outside in heat; camps occur in an outdoor classroom and many camps spend time outdoors.
     

Kids Camps Required Dates and Times

Monday to Wednesday, 7:30 am – 4:30 pm
June 7-9th, 14-16th, 21-23rd, 28-30th
July 19-21st, 26-28th
August 2-4th, 9-11th

300 hour part time seasonal positons receive a $1300 education award upon successful completion of the program.