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Volunteering & Employment


Employment & Volunteering at Old World Wisconsin

Thank you for your interest in joining our Team here at Old World Wisconsin! To apply for any of our paid or volunteer positions please send your resume to oww@wisconsinhistory.org. In the subject line of your email please include: “Application: [Your Intended Position/s].”


Employment at Old World Wisconsin

At the Wisconsin Historical Society we transform lives through unparalleled access to history. We believe that the public’s knowledge of history has profound economic, societal, and cultural benefits. In our work at Old World Wisconsin we set the standard for guest experiences that are engaging, enriching, authentic, relevant, and fun.

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.

Seasonal Positions include:

Most positions are mid-April through October, plus holiday hours in December. Our team commits to weekdays and weekends, part-time or full-time.

Training, historic clothing and/or uniforms are provided.

To Apply

Follow the above links to the application materials, or email oww@wisconsinhistory.org for more information.

All materials should be submitted to:

Old World Wisconsin

W372 S9727 Hwy 67

Eagle, WI 53119

Or by email: oww@wisconsinhistory.org

Volunteer at Old World Wisconsin

Volunteers play a vital role at Old World Wisconsin offering both their time and talents. With over 200 volunteers who contribute 10,000+ hours annually, volunteers work throughout all of Old World Wisconsin’s museum departments. From behind-the-scenes opportunities like maintenance to front-line positions like our experience facilitators, volunteers are an integral part of the Old World Wisconsin team.

A few of the available opportunities include:

Guest Experience Team

  • Special Event Support
  • School Tour Greeters
  • Welcome Greeters
  • Farm Program
  • Garden Program
  • Historic Base Ball Facilitators
  • Historic Brewers
  • Experience Facilitators

Maintenance & Operations Team

  • Maintenance Assistants
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians
  • Groundskeepers

Teen Volunteer Program
Our Teen Volunteers are called “Apprentice Facilitators” and are part of a summer-long preparatory program that lets these Future Historians take the reins and bring history to life for our guests. Click here to learn more!

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 special events

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

Uniforms and/or period clothing are provided. Old World Wisconsin is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Historical Society and background checks are routine.