Volunteer Opportunities

Employment

Job Title: Visitor Center / Museum Guide and Information Specialist

Job Type: Part Time / Non-union / Position may work up to 19 hours / week, including weekends.
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.
Duties would include but not be limited to:
-Cashier/Sales-Answering questions, and providing information on tourist attractions in Clackamas County, and Oregon City, specifically
-Answering Phones-Greeting guests, and explaining the site layout
-Answering questions, and providing information on the Oregon Trail.
-Guiding guests through the museum.
-Operating the projector for movies and presentations in both the main and auxiliary theatre spaces.
-Supervision of guests to ensure the safety of both the guest and the preservation of the site.
-Assisting guests with hands-on stations such as Packing the Wagon and Candle Dipping
-Working with groups by giving presentations or leading group activities
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.
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. 
Please contact Gail Yazzolino, Executive Director with questions and resume materials at 503-657-9336 x107 or gail@historicoregoncity.org. Thank you for your interest in joining us at the official End of the Oregon Trail!

Volunteering

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!