Job, Volunteer and Internship Opportunities
If you’re passionate about American history, the Civil War and/or railroading, the Southern Museum has exciting opportunities for employment, as well as volunteer and internship positions.
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is seeking an energetic and creative individual for the position of Volunteer and Tour Coordinator.
Primary responsibilities include recruiting and overseeing museum volunteers, promoting and scheduling group and school tours, and providing outreach programs to adults and schools. The Volunteer and Tour Coordinator needs to be a creative team player and contribute to a wide range of museum activities including working ticket and sales operations of the front desk and museum gift shop. Applicants must demonstrate excellent communication, interpersonal, and networking skills, and superior customer service. The Volunteer and Tour Coordinator will be required to work a Tuesday through Saturday schedule (although schedule may change to Sunday through Thursday or based on museum program needs).
This entry-level position provides an excellent opportunity for individuals wishing to pursue a career within the museum field. A bachelor’s degree is required along with basic knowledge of Civil War and Reconstruction, Industrialization, and/or Southeastern Railroad history. Education or museum experience is a plus. This is a fulltime city government position with excellent benefits. Starting pay range is $13.25 to $15.00 per hour depending upon education and experience.
College Internship Opportunities
The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History offers a variety of museum related opportunities for students at the undergraduate and graduate level. Our internships provide valuable firsthand experience in various aspects of the museum field such as museum education, curatorial department, and archives. Please see the links below for further information or contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 770.427.2117, extension 3169, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Support and donations from the community have helped the Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History become a Smithsonian-affiliated, world-class facility. The Museum now seeks volunteers to help maintain the Museum's commitment to providing an exciting and impressive experience to visitors. Volunteers are integral to the continued success of the Museum and provide a valuable service, not only to the Museum, but to the entire community.
Opportunities for volunteers, ages 18 and up, include:
Volunteers provide assistance in the maintenance of the Museum’s three permanent collections: The Great Locomotive Chase; Railroads: Lifelines of the Civil War; and Glover Machine Works: Casting a New South.
Library and Archives
Volunteers help preserve and conserve the Museum’s archival collection by processing and cataloging archival materials (documents, maps, photographs, books, magazines) according to collections standards. Volunteers will be trained in the appropriate handling of archival materials.
Volunteers lead individual and group tours of the Museum, providing interpretation of the three permanent collections, and, when appropriate, of visiting exhibitions. Volunteers may also assist visitors and provide private tours during special events.
The Museum is looking for a person to help the small carpentry projects including train tables, props for events, and more. This is the perfect volunteer opportunity for those who are handy and are available on an as-needed bases.
Volunteers assist the Gift Shop Manager in re-stocking, organizing, pricing, and anything retail. People are able to volunteer in this position Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays.
Volunteers assist in a variety of areas during Museum-sponsored events throughout the year, such as exhibit openings, lectures, fundraising events, etc.
In addition to the satisfaction of working at a world-class Museum and meeting people who share a love of history and the community, volunteers will receive a FREE annual membership to the Museum that includes:
- Unlimited free admission for one year for Volunteer
- 20% discount on Museum shop purchases.
- Invitation to exclusive Members Only events, including exhibition previews.
- Priority notice and seating for all lectures and community programs.
- Subscription to Museum newsletter.
- Opportunities to participate in continuing education trips and lectures.
Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, at 770.427.2117, extension 3169 or email@example.com for more information about volunteer opportunities at the Southern Museum.