Administrative Volunteer

Position Description

  • Volunteers will primarily focus on assisting the Administrative Coordinator with day-to-day functions of the office, such as data entry, proof-reading, and preparation of mailings. Volunteers may also assist with preparation for special events and the move to the Douglas Mansion in 2018.
  • Volunteers will gain first-hand knowledge of the daily operations of a museum office. This is a good volunteer opportunity for college students seeking arts administration experience. Interested students may inquire about the possibility of an administrative internship. Depending on interest, volunteers may also be given training in social media marketing and Google analytics.
  • Hours are flexible and will be determined by the volunteer’s schedule. It is preferable if volunteers can commit to a 3-4 hour weekly shift.

Experience and Skills

  • Applicants do not need prior office experience, but should be well-versed in Microsoft Office Suite. Applicants should be organized and have good writing skills.
  • Graphic and web design skills are useful, but not necessary. Volunteers may be given some training in using WordPress.
  • All volunteers should possess the ability to work independently or on a team, work on multiple tasks at one time, be detail-oriented, and well-organized. Volunteers should be flexible, as they may occasionally help with projects in other departments.
  • Have manual dexterity, the ability to lift up to 40 lbs., and the ability to stand for extended periods of time.

How to Apply

For questions about the position, please contact Jennifer Beall at jennifer@historycenter.org or by phone at 319-362-1501.