||Volunteer and Career Opportunities
The Museums of Saratoga rely on the volunteer efforts of Saratoga County residents. Volunteering offers rewarding experiences, valuable learning opportunities, and the chance to meet and interact with new people. Many museums offer benefits to their volunteers. Listed here are volunteer, internship, and paid position opportunities. Please contact the Member Museum for more information.
Brookside Museum / Saratoga County Historical Society
Would you like to contribute some time to Brookside? We are desperately in need of a few people to volunteer to mow the lawn this summer. Call or email email@example.com
You can play a part in Brookside Museum’s vital work of caring for the history of our county. Over 50 volunteers of all ages support our small permanent staff as active partners. Their gifts of energy and time (from a few hours for a special event to a weekly commitment) help to contain costs, raise income, and enable jobs to be undertaken which staff could never be able to accomplish on their own.
(518) 885-4000 // www.brooksidemuseum.org/volunteering.htm
Children's Museum at Saratoga
Whether you like being creative and using your imagination with children or prefer working at a computer or answering phones, we can use your skills and talents. Volunteers are needed to assist on an on-going basis in admissions, programs, floor staff, office work, bookkeeping, birthday parties and special events. If interested, contact The Museum at 584-5540.
(518) 584-5540 // www.childrensmuseumatsaratoga.org
Historical Society of Saratoga Springs
Gift Shop Greeters.
Welcome visitors and provide brief orientations to the Historical Society of Saratoga Springs and Canfield Casino. Volunteers will operate cash register and collect admissions and gift shop sales. Volunteers are needed for Mondays and Tuesdays starting May 25. Shifts are 10 – 1 or 1-4 once a week. On-call and fill in positions are also available. No experience is necessary and all training is provided. Contact Jamie Parillo at the number below.
(518) 584-6920 // www.saratogahistory.org
National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame
Volunteers and Interns.
The National Museum of Dance and Hall of Fame seeks a wide array of talent to volunteer in a number of capacities, including Office Intern, Volunteer Coordinator, Exhibition Assistant, Public Relations/Marketing, Library, Archives, Web Research, Children's Programs, Membership/Fundraising, Dance History, and Art History. Please contact Heather Varney, Operations Manager, for more information.
(518) 584-2225 ext. 3003 // www.dancemuseum.org
National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame
The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame is looking for volunteers to help give tours of the Museum to the public; assist with youth programs and other public programs; some light office duties; and research or archival work. Come join us and have fun in sharing the history and excitement of Thoroughbred racing with others. Training will be provided. For more information please contact: Deidre Dowling at 584-0400 ext. 120.
(518) 584-0400 ext. 120 // www.racingmuseum.org
The National Speedskating Museum and Hall of Fame
"Curator for A Day" program.
Ever wonder what goes on "behind the scenes" at museums? How they care for their collections? How you could do the same for your heirlooms? NSMHF's Curator for A Day program offers the chance to learn museum practices while helping us care for our collection. Hours are flexible, but preferred between Monday and Friday, 9AM to 7PM. No previous experience required - anyone from teenagers to seniors are encouraged to help Saratoga's newest Museum.
(518) 587-2609 // email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Saratoga National Historical Park
The Saratoga National Historical Park (a.k.a. the Battlefield) has openings for the following volunteer positions: Visitor Center Greeters, Museum Docents, Park Guides, Living History Specialists, Special Event Assistants, and Volunteer Coordinator. Volunteers are asked to give between 4 and 8 hours bi-weekly, except for special events which is on an on-call basis. More detailed job descriptions are available for each position by contacting the Saratoga National Historical Park.
(518) 664-9821 // www.nps.gov/sara/