Our mission is to bring Tacoma's birthplace to life through interactive learning for elementary students and our community.
The Job Carr Cabin Museum is a replica of Job Carr's log cabin, originally built in 1864/65, as the first permanent non-native residence in Tacoma. The Museum houses interpretive historical displays and artifacts from Tacoma's early days. Educational history programs and tours are provided for school children, educators, history buffs, community residents and visitors to our city.
by Nathaniel W. from Los Angeles, CA(April 28, 2021)
This program was an excellent entry-level way of working in education, smaller-scale online outreach communications, and getting to know the community and area if you're not a native of Tacoma. I personally took on the role to gain educational experience for a Peace Corps application, and, although wasn't the most reliable volunteer myself, found that the experience helped make me a well-rounded individual in teaching and youth engagement (and it did help with the PC application in the end!). It's also a great little opportunity to pursue if you're looking to improve your aptitude in public speaking, since sometimes I'd find myself filling in as an extra tour guide for larger field trips or giving small impromptu tours of the cabin for the occasional guest. I have a good amount of respect for this place after my time there, so I'd recommend any late-high-school-to-college age individual looking for an opportunity to put in a few shifts at the least and see what it brings out in you.