Volunteer

The Museum is always looking for volunteers to share their time and experience with our visitors. If you’re at least 18 years old and want to support the Museum, please take advantage of one of these volunteer opportunities.  

Schedules are based upon the volunteer’s availability and the Museum’s needs. Contact Sue Lewis, Curator of Education, at sue@customshousemuseum.org for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Education

Show & Tell presenter – for all ages:

  • Casual, drop-by conversations with visitors about items selected by the Curator of Education
  • Saturdays, Sundays and weekdays during school breaks
  • Two hours

Docent/tour guide – for school groups:

  • Groups of students range in age from 4 to 18 years old
  • Have previous experience working with children, easily adapt to changing situations, be eager to learn, feel comfortable with large groups of children and readily engage in age-appropriate conversations
  • Tuesday – Fridays: Tours may start as early as 9:00 a.m. and typically run for 2 hours.

Gallery host – for adult groups:

  • Eager to become acquainted with Museum exhibits
  • Enjoy meeting new people
  • Comfortably initiates conversation
  • 1 – 1 ½ hours

McGregor’s Market manager:

  • Clean items in McGregor’s Market, prep and display fake food items

Family Art Studio assistant:

  • Supervise activities

Model Train operators & maintenance crew
  • No experience necessary
  • Special events and group tours
  • Weekday maintenance care

Museum Guild

The Customs House Museum & Cultural Center Guild is a group of talented volunteers who promote awareness and support for the Museum. They accomplish this by creatively developing, organizing and funding various special events throughout the year, including the signature Flying High and Champagne & Chocolate fundraisers.

Guild members dedicate three years of their volunteer time to these efforts by learning about the Museum and its exhibits, programs and collections, acting as a community advocate on behalf of the Museum and garnering support for the events.

The Guild is always looking for enthusiastic and committed members who want to share their special talents while promoting one of Clarksville’s major attractions. For more information on how to join, please contact Stacy Mobley at stacy@customshousemuseum.org.

Collections

Exhibit case caretaker:

  • Cleans plexiglass cases