GET INVOLVED

The Ellwood House Museum relies on a strong team of board members, staff, interns, and dedicated volunteers. If you would like to join our team, please see below for current opportunities.

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INTERNSHIPS

Selenia Rolfe Towle Teague Education Intern
The goal of this education internship is to assist in the creation and execution of the museum's educational programming. The intern will work closely with museum staff to deliver guided tours as well as youth and adult programming.

Application Deadline: April 15

Internship runs from May through August
Includes a $500 stipend

Tour Guide & Museum Operations Intern
The goal of the Tour Guide & Museum Operations internship is to assist during the museum's summer season by delivering one-hour guided historic house tours, supporting museum operations in the Visitor Center, and aiding in the setup and execution of the Music at the Mansion concert series.

Application Deadline: April 15

Internship runs from May through August
Includes a $500 stipend

 

William C. Lundberg Internship at the Berg Garden
The William C. Lundberg intern will work with museum staff and volunteers to care for the Berg Garden. Originally planted in 1903, the garden was reestablished through the generosity of Bill and Patsy Lundberg in 2013.

Application Deadline: April 30

Internship runs from May through August
Includes a $500 stipend

 

Jerry & Annette Johns Collections Intern
The goal of the collections internship is to gain hands-on experience in the care, cataloging, and storage of museum artifacts. Working with museum staff, the collections intern will participate in the care of the museum's historic structures and collection of over 6,000 objects.

Application Deadline: July 15

Internship runs from August through early December
Includes a $500 stipend


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers are an essential part of our team. With your knowledge and passion, we are able to share the history of the museum campus with thousands of visitors each year. Click ‘Become a Volunteer’ to see current opportunities and sign up for an upcoming training session.

Tour Guides

Guides conduct one-hour tours of the Ellwood Mansion and Ellwood-Nehring House for visitors of all ages and backgrounds. Tour guide training is offered twice a year.

Visitor Center

Volunteers in the Visitor Center greet visitors to the museum and act as cashiers at the reception desk and museum shop. Visitor Center training is ongoing and can be scheduled March through November.

Field Trips

The museum offers two tour programs designed specifically for grades 2-5. Field trip volunteers assist staff with delivering these tours for school groups. Training is ongoing and can be scheduled March through November.

Events & Programs

Volunteers assist museum staff in presenting a variety of events and programs throughout the year including concerts, lectures, the Ellwood Summer Festival and the annual holiday event. Training is ongoing and can be scheduled March through November.

For more information, contact Audrey King, by emailing king@ellwoodhouse.org or calling 815-756-4609.