Living History Performers, Musicians and Storytellers


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


2350 North 30th StreetTacoma, WA 98403

Learning about traveling the Oregon Trail


Entertain children and families with old-time songs, folk dances, and tales from the 1800s. Share stories about pioneer life on the Oregon Trail. Research and perform living history characters during field trips and special events.

Job Carr Cabin Museum is seeking performers who can engage elementary school students in learning about pioneer life. We host over 30 school groups each year and rely on living history performers, musicians and storytellers to enhance the field trip experience. Storytellers also engage children and families during our summer storytime series. Musicians and living history re-enactors perform during our September pioneer festival.

Field trips are generally scheduled on weekday mornings. Special events are usually scheduled on afternoon, evenings and weekends. Performance times vary from 15 to 60 minutes. Multiple opportunities are available.

We welcome volunteers of all ages, interests and skill levels. Volunteers with experience in education, history, storytelling, library science, drama and music are strongly encouraged to apply. Training and reference materials are provided. Stipends may be available. All volunteers must complete a volunteer application form and successfully pass a security background check.


  • Theater Arts
  • General Education
  • Music Arts
  • History
  • Storytelling
  • Singing

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Up to 10 performances per year

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