What are the benefits of being a Spurlock Museum Staff member?
Learning New Skills
For student and volunteer staff members, museum duties often involve training in a wide variety of new skill areas, including computer applications (graphics, word processing, database), public speaking, research, program development, artifact handling, publicity, and woodworking. New senior staff members often improve and expand their skills as they apply their knowledge and experience to new situations.
Preparing for a Museum Career
Interested in finding out what museum work is like? Volunteer and student staff positions can introduce you to the range of skills, knowledge and experience needed to pursue a museum position. Many of the museum's current senior staff started out as volunteers or student staff members.
Becoming an Integral Part of a Great Place
All staff members, paid and volunteer, do important, essential work. This ensures that we maintain a high standard of public service.
Some volunteer duties, such as research, can be completed at home or during non-business hours. Student staff hours are arranged around class schedules.
Meeting New People
Make a new friend. Learn about life in another part of the world. Laugh a lot.