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 :

Guest Greeter
School Tour Greeter
Historical Gardener
Maintenance
Landscaping
Special Events
Costumed Historical Interpreter

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 (262) 594-6306 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:

Costumed interpreters – For Job Description Click Here
Costumed Welcome Greeters
Tram Drivers
Summer Camp counselors
Admissions and Store Cashiers
Restaurant Staff and Cooks
Custodians

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 call us at (262) 594-6301 or email us at oww@wisconsinhistory.org for additional information and application materials.

Want to join us for the 2017 season? Click here for Application Materials.