Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities


Job Title: Visitor Center / Museum Guide and Information Specialist

Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Job Type: Part Time / Non-union / Position may work up to 19 hours / week, including weekends.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Job Description: We are looking for people interested in working directly with the public. Historical knowledge of Oregon and the Oregon Trail is helpful, but will also be part of the training.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Duties would include but not be limited to:
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Cashier/Sales
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Answering Phones
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Answering questions, and providing information on tourist attractions in Clackamas County, and Oregon City
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Greeting guests, and explaining the site layout-Answering questions, and providing information on the Oregon Trail.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Guiding guests through the museum.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Operating the projector for movies and presentations in both the main and auxiliary theater spaces.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Supervision of guests to ensure the safety of both the guest and the preservation of the site.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Assisting guests with hands-on stations such as Packing the Wagon and Candle Dipping
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities -Working with groups by giving presentations or leading group activities
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Essential Functions: Provide a warm friendly welcome to all visitors on site. Promptly answer questions and assist visitors in order to enrich their visit. Maintain and organize supplies and work areas in a clean and orderly manner. Some cleaning and stocking duties, as needed.
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities Required Qualifications: No experience needed. A passion for history, education and people is a benefit. Customer service, teamwork, communication skills, a positive attitude, the ability to focus in chaotic situations, flexibility, and grace are all qualities that will enable you to enjoy this employment opportunity. 
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities
Volunteer & Employment Opportunities To apply for this position, please contact Gail Yazzolino, Administrative Director with questions and resume materials at 503-657-9336 x107 or gail@historicoregoncity.org. Please visit our website www.historicoregoncity.org for more information on our mission and programs. Thank you for your interest in joining us at the official End of the Oregon Trail!


Thank you for your interest in the End of the Oregon Trail!

HolidayGala037Our volunteers share directly in the mission of Historic Oregon City, serving visitors and the local community at our various sites. They are involved in a range of activities that seek to preserve our heritage, educate the public and interpret the history of the Oregon Territory, Clackamas County, and Oregon City, the western terminus of the Oregon Trail. As a volunteer, you can help in the visitor information center, act as docent in the interpretive center, lead school group tours, maintain buildings and grounds, research exhibits, organize collections, or tell us about your other skills and interests that might help the End of the Oregon Trail in a whole new way.

If you are interesting in joining the team at the End of the Oregon Trail, fill out the form below or come pick up a paper application from the visitor center. We will contact you as soon as we have a chance to review your application. Thanks for your interest!

Hours & Information

Monday – Saturday 9:30am to 5pm
Open Sundays 10:30am to 5pm
Last admission into interpretive center one hour before closing

(503) 657-9336
1726 Washington St
Oregon City, OR 97045
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Plan a full day at the End of the Oregon Trail – complete with snacks! Visitors can order lunch to be delivered from First City Central Marketplace & Bistro

Many more local options are available in the gift shop, including items from:

Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Discover a variety of Oregon Trail souveniers, refreshing snacks, pioneer-era toys and hand-made gifts from local artists.