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Welcome Desk Volunteering
ORGANIZATION: State Museum Volunteers, Inc.
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2 people are interested
Each month, the Wyoming State Museum welcomes hundreds to thousands of guests from around the country and the world. Visitors coming to the museum might have lived here their whole lives or never been to the state at all. No matter where they come from or why they're here, we want them to feel welcomed and excited about their time at the State Museum.
Our welcome desk is staffed by volunteers who enjoy talking to people, answering questions, and acting as the face of the museum for our diverse visitors. Welcome desk volunteers will interact with people from around the world, giving them a brief introduction to the museum, answering their questions, and ensuring the safety of collections, staff, and guests. Desk volunteers also help the public do business with state departments within the State Parks and Cultural Resources division.
The museum is open from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Saturday. Each day is split into two volunteer shifts, a morning shift from 9:00 am - 12:45 pm and an afternoon shift from 12:45 - 4:30 pm. Desk volunteers can work as few as one shift a month or can work as often as two or three times a week. Your schedule will be provided on a monthly basis, two week in advance.
This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to interact with people and contribute to the vibrant and welcoming Cheyenne tourism community. Volunteers will receive a monthly newsletter of happenings at the museum and will be invited to occasional volunteer events including dinners and behind the scenes tours. Volunteering in this role may lead to future opportunities working in the museum’s collections, education, exhibits, and community engagement departments.
- 09:00 AM to 12:45 PM
- afternoon / 12:45 PM to 04:30 PM
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About State Museum Volunteers, Inc.
2301 Central Avenue, Cheyenne, WY 82002, US
The mission of the Wyoming State Museum is to serve as an educational, historical, and cultural institution, whose goal is to collect, preserve, and interpret artifacts that reflect the human and natural history of Wyoming and the Rocky Mountain West. The mission of the State Museum Volunteers, Inc., shall be to support the Wyoming State Museum in fulfilling its statewide role to collect, care for, exhibit and interpret its collection.
The Wyoming State Museum was established in 1895 by the 3rd State Legislature. The museum’s functions are guided by state statute to collect, preserve, and interpret a diverse range of objects, including history, art, anthropology, and natural history. These collections represent Wyoming’s heritage, from prehistory to the present day.
Admission to the museum and its programs is free. The museum’s permanent exhibits trace Wyoming’s past, featuring human history, major industries, paleontology, wildlife, and landscapes. Temporary exhibits include a changing gallery that highlights different Wyoming artists.
Regular public programs offer a range of opportunities to engage with the museum. In addition to its on-site exhibits and programs, the museum provides traveling exhibits, virtual field trips, and off-site programs. These off-site experiences allow the museum to reach an additional 80,000 people every year.
From their inception over thirty years ago, the State Museum Volunteers, Inc. has been instrumental in assisting the education programs of the Wyoming State Museum. Their tie to the programming activities of the museum remains strong today. Volunteers at the Wyoming State Museum are an important link between the museum's professional services and the public it serves. In human terms, they represent the museum's mission to the public.
2301 Central AvenueCheyenne, WY 82002
May 1, 2023
- Office Reception
- Customer Service
- People Skills
- People 55+
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
- At least 1 shift a month.