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Volunteer Opportunities at the Iron Hill Museum


Next Volunteer Opportunity

The Iron Hill Museum will be hosting the next of its very popular Archaeology and Heritage Festivals on May 3, 2015. As in past years, this annual event would not be the great success that it has become without the generosity and dependability of our dedicated volunteers.
 
Volunteers are currently needed for all festival positions and activities: 

Event set up
Parking area attendants
Crowd control
Face painting
Children's activities
Archery range attendants
Concessions
Admissions table
Membership table
Nature trail guides
General assistance
Event clean-up
 
Any and all assistance is welcomed and appreciated!

To assist with our event planning and volunteer coordination, please RSVP at
volunteer@ironhill-museum.org
.
  
Thank you for your time and assistance, and we look forward to hearing from you!
 

Other Volunteer Opportunities at the Museum



The DAS/IHM have many volunteer positions available for friendly people of all ages, capabilities, and skill sets:

Museum Docent
The Iron Hill Museum is looking for a few special individuals to serve as docents. Volunteers with good communicative and interpretive skills are wanted to further the public's understanding of the Iron Hill Museum's cultural and historical collections of local, regional, and international natural science specimens. In addition to acting as a guide, duties can also include providing museum staff coverage, handling admissions, phone calls, and the gift store. Must be 21 or older, and complete background check is required. P
lease contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Office Assistant
The Delaware Academy of Science and the Iron Hill Museum are looking for a person with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills to assist our museum staff with filing, copying, scheduling, organizing, building coverage, etc.
Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Grant Proposal Writer

The Delaware Academy of Science and the Iron Hill Museum are looking for a few talented writers willing to prepare grant submissions for various local, state, federal, and foundation awards. Previous experience is desired but not necessary for consideration.
 Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Assistant Webmaster

The Delaware Academy of Science and the Iron Hill Museum are looking for a few talented and dedicated individuals to assist with the webmaster duties of the museum website. Experience with FrontPage, Dreamweaver, or other HTML editor is preferred. Familiarity with Google Apps is also desired.
 Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Collections Assistant
The Iron Hill Museum is looking for a few detail-oriented individuals with an interest in natural history to assess, document, label, and organize the various collections and holdings of the museum. 
Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Groundskeeping and Trail Maintenance
The Delaware Academy of Science and the Iron Hill Museum are looking for individuals to assist with maintaining the immediate grounds and trails around the Iron Hill Museum and also the CHIPP property on neighboring Chestnut Hill.
 Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Facility Maintenance

The Iron Hill Museum is looking for skilled contractors, builders, and mechanically-minded individuals to assist with facility maintenance recommendations and improvement projects of our historic building.
 Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Eagle Scout Projects

The Iron Hill Museum has plenty of ideas and needs which are worthy of Eagle Scout project consideration. Currently identified projects include: restoration/new construction of trail-head signage for the Iron Hill Mine Trail; various landscaping projects; creation of new nature trails and facility pathways; removal of invasive species from surrounding areas; restoration of "mini-amphitheater" area behind museum; restoration of original playground equipment; construction of holding area for trash cans and recyclable containers; identify trees and create tree guide; etc. Additional project ideas are certainly welcomed for consideration.
 Please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more.

Unless otherwise requested, please contact the DAS/IHM Volunteer Committee at volunteer@ironhill-museum.org to learn more or to register as a volunteer. Thank you!
 
 


Employment Opportunities at the Museum


Currently there are no positions available at the Iron Hill Museum, but please check the website periodically for future employment opportunities.

 
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Hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10:00 am - 3:00 pm; Saturday, 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Page last updated October 6, 2014