Shop Crew Member
Join the shop crew in the restoration and maintenance of our antique trolley car collection! We are always looking for skilled individuals who have a passion for restoration and maintenance work.
Maintenance Journeyman Repairman: Keeps trolleys in safe and serviceable condition through general maintenance upkeep and repair of the Museum's fleet.
Trolley Restoration Technician: Restore the existing wood work and metal work and electrical work in the trolley car to the appearance for the time period in which the trolley is from.
Both shop positions have overlaps in skills and interests needed. Desired skills include general mechanical and/or electrical knowledge, woodworking and refinishing, etc. Volunteers should have experience and basic knowledge of how to use a variety of power tools and equipment safely and correctly.
Shop hours are generally Wednesdays and Saturdays, but depends also depends on the project.
**Please be advised that all volunteers must be a minimum 14 years of age. Those who are 14 & 15 years old must be accompanied by legal parent / guardian. All volunteers of age of majority must provide their PA Clearances per PA State Law**
About Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
1 Museum Road, Washington, PA 15301, US
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum's mission is to communicate the story of Pennsylvania's Trolley Era to a diverse audience through the preservation, interpretation, and use of its collection of electric railway and railroad equipment, associated artifacts and photo/document archives, and to ensure that its visitors have an enjoyable and rewarding educational experience.
The Pennsylvania Trolley Museum has evolved over the past 50 years from a handful of volunteers and a few trolleys to over 600 members and approximately 50 trolleys preserved at its museum in Washington, Pennsylvania. Visitors get a unique opportunity to actually experience the Trolley Era first hand by riding the Museum's beautifully restored streetcars for a scenic four-mile ride. The museum is also on track to build a new integrated, immersive complex that will significantly expand our education programs and serve as our new "front door". The museum is offering a variety of rewarding volunteer opportunities as we prepare for this exciting time in the museum's future.
We'll work with your schedule.
1 Museum RoadWashington, PA 15301
- Auto Mechanics / Repair
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Orientation or Training
- Training through shadowing and following directions of senior volunteers.