Apprentice Facilitators

Future Historians take the reins and bring history to life for our guests. Apprentices must apply by March 30, 2020 for this selective program. Successful completion of the four-day Apprentice Camp is preferred, but not required.

After a four day History Boot Camp in June (focusing on Historic Thinking Skills, content training, and facilitation skills) Apprentice Facilitators work across Old World Wisconsin as part of our Guest Experience Team. In addition to interacting with guests on a daily basis and bringing our historic spaces to life for the public, they are provided with career development in the form of lunches with professional staff, training in historic skills, tours of museum collections, and the ability to participate in staff professional development.

All Apprentice Facilitators are required to volunteer a minimum of 12 days, as well as the four day Boot Camp, and volunteer for at least one Special Event (July 4, Legends and Lore (Oct.) or Old World Christmas (Dec.).

Old World Wisconsin is happy to work with Apprentice Facilitators to align their work with school or community service requirements. Upon successful completion of the program Apprentices will be provided with a letter recognizing their commitment to Wisconsin History for use in future applications and education endeavors.

Requirements: Successful completion of the four-day Apprentice Camp is preferred, but not required. Must be 16 years old by June 17, 2020.

Cost: Free
Dates: Required History Boot Camp: June 17, 18, 19 & 20, 2020, 9am to 3pm.
Time Commitment: 12 full days over the course of the summer, plus 4 days of training the History Boot Camp, and 1 of 3 special events.

To apply for this program, please complete the following form:

Apprentice Facilitator Application

Send completed forms to: oww@wisconsinhistory.org or mail to

Old World Wisconsin
Apprentice Facilitator Volunteer Program
W372 S9727 Hwy 67
Eagle, Wisconsin 53119

All application materials must be received by March 30, 2020.

Applicants will be notified by April 17, 2020 regarding their acceptance into the Apprentice Facilitators program.