AmeriCorps members will work together with our staff teams throughout History Colorado to provide direct support by giving educational tours to visitors, assisting in museum operations, and in the planning and implementation of programs, talks, and activities. AmeriCorps members will also help in researching sustainability of these programs.
Additional duties could include: Provide capacity building support though promotional activities, evaluation, program planning and research Facilitate Hands on History programs Provide off and on-site tours Assist with educational camp and afterschool programs Coordinate the Bridging Borders program (a hands-on project that enables participating teens to reconnect with the stories, knowledge and practices of women who helped to build our community.) Facilitate school programs Maintain school program materials
The AmeriCorps members will be able to develop their skills in historical interpretation, instruction, and curriculum development, while gaining a fundamental understanding of museum operations. Members must be enthusiastic, hardworking, with excellent organizational and communication skills, have either formal or informal experience working with children ages 5 to 16, and have a desire to learn about education in a museum setting.
At its heart, History Colorado fosters cultural understanding, preserves and protects the physical, cultural, and emotional places that are important to our communities, and encourages appreciation of what makes Colorado, Colorado. AmeriCorps members will help with making that work possible.
AmeriCorps Member Perks include:
Living stipend of $6,875 during the term of service
Education award of $3,097.50 to be used for current educational expenses, to repay qualified student loans, or to be used within 7 years for educational expenses
Deferment of existing student loans during the K2H term of service
Repayment of interest accrued on qualified student loans during the K2H term of service
Hands-on experience in the field of K-12 education, higher education, civic learning and engagement, community development, and youth development
History Colorado creates a better future for Colorado by inspiring wonder in our past.
At History Colorado, we believe in making Colorado’s history accessible and in creating opportunities that connect people to Colorado and our past to cultivate an informed future. We are Colorado!
Established in 1879, History Colorado is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and an agency of the State of Colorado under the Department of Higher Education. We are the trusted leader in helping people understand what it means to be a Coloradan-by sharing powerful stories, honoring our state’s treasured memories, and creating vibrant communities.
Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
We'll work with your schedule.
Fort Garland Museum & Cultural Center29477 CO-159Fort Garland, CO81133
September 1, 2020
Teaching / Instruction
Must be at least 17
Part-time - 900 hour AmeriCorps Members (18 hours per week).