A volunteer interpreter and guests work in a historic garden

Volunteering & Employment

Volunteering & Employment

Volunteer at Old World Wisconsin!
Volunteers play a vital role at Old World Wisconsin by offering both their time and talents. With over 200 volunteers who contribute over 13,000 hours annually, volunteers work throughout all of Old World Wisconsin’s museum departments. From behind-the-scenes opportunities in collections and maintenance, to front-line positions like guest greeter or costumed interpreter, volunteers are an integral part of the Old World Wisconsin team.


A few of the available opportunities includes :
Special Event / School Tour Greeter
Experience Facilitator
Period Clothing Assistant
Historical Garden Assistant
Farm Program Maintenance or Events
Historic Base Ball Player
Historic Brewing
Special Events – July 4th; Legends and Lore; An Old World Christmas
Maintenance Assistant

If you love history and enjoy interacting with people, please contact Old World Wisconsin for more information on volunteer opportunities. Uniforms and/or period clothing are provided. Old World Wisconsin is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society and background checks are routine.
Volunteer benefits include…
Free admission to twelve WHS Sites and Museums
Discounts on WHS Memberships
Discounts on WHS Press publications and image prints
Discounts at all WHS Site and Museum Gift Shops
Discounts on WHS Site and Museum special events

Please contact (262) 594-6301 or owwvolunteers@wisconsinhistory.org for more information.

Employment at Old World Wisconsin!

Help bring history to life!

At Old World Wisconsin, our vision is to be a top history attraction by setting the standard for guest experiences that are engaging, enriching, authentic and relevant.
This is only possible with talented and dedicated team members. Is this you?
We look to fill a variety of seasonal positions with team members who believe in exceptional customer service and have the vision to bring history alive for guests of all interests and ages. These positions include:

Experience Facilitator
Costumed Welcome Greeters
Tram Drivers
Summer Camp counselors
Admissions and Store Cashiers
Restaurant Staff and Cooks
For Job Description Summaries Click Here

Most positions are mid-April through October, plus the first two weekends in December. We need workers for weekdays and weekends, part-time or 40 hours per week, and flexibility may be an option for some positions. Our normal museum hours are 10am to 5pm. Training, historic clothing and/or uniforms are provided.

Please email us at oww@wisconsinhistory.org for additional information and application materials.