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Museum Docent/Front Desk

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Western Museum of Mining & Industry

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 14 people are interested

The Western Museum of Mining and Industry is looking for individuals interested in interacting with and educating visitors to the museum. Experience in education, customer service, engineering or mining is appreciated but not required. The museum offers the opportunity to meet people of all ages from around the world and to educate visitors about the history of the region and mining in the western United States. If you enjoy interacting with people, learning and helping others learn, the Mining Museum has opportunities for you.

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About Western Museum of Mining & Industry

Location:

225 North Gate Blvd, Colorado Springs, CO 80912, US

Mission Statement

Established in 1970, the Western Museum of Mining and Industry (WMMI) is a private nonprofit, 501(c) 3 whose mission is to preserve, collect and interpret the rich mining history and related industries of Colorado and the American West.

Description

Unique to WMMI is the actual operation of its carefully restored multi-ton steam engines and mining machines. The emphasis of the museum's collections is on the technology and technological history of mining and metallurgy, as well as the social history of the American West. Over 4,000 artifacts are on display at the 27-acre indoor/outdoor exhibit site, which includes a working hoist house; mine blacksmith shop; ten stamp mill; and multi-purpose center with exhibits, theater and a 13,000 volume research library. WMMI has been accredited by the American Association of Museums (one of only three Colorado Springs museums to hold this honor) since 1979, and is the only accredited mining museum in the western United States.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Western Museum of Mining and Industry225 North Gate Blvd.Colorado Springs, CO 80921

(39.02736,-104.82912)
 

SKILLS

  • History
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • General Education
  • Mechanical Engineering

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 4+ hours/wk on regular weekdays and/or weekends

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