Volunteers / Internships
Preserving High Point’s history is a big job, and the Museum relies upon volunteers for help.
A number of opportunities are available, which are suited to meet a variety of interests and personalities. All approved Museum volunteers go through a free general orientation to the Museum and volunteer program. Additional training will then take place based on a volunteer’s interest area; the length of this specialized training varies.
Opportunities and descriptions are available on VolunteerMatch.
Volunteer hours for some positions are more flexible than others. While many volunteers prefer to have a set time to come in, others prefer to keep their schedules open. There are different volunteer positions available to meet both of these preferences.
Volunteer opportunities exist year-round in the Collections, Education, and Membership departments as well as our Museum Store. No matter what your interest, the Museum will endeavor to work with you to create a rewarding experience.
- 10% discount in Museum Store
- Volunteers are annually recognized at a Volunteer Reception
- Receive invitation to High Point Historical Society annual meeting at member rate
- Receive all mailings and e-blasts from High Point Museum and High Point Historical Society
Areas to Volunteer
- Guided Tours and Educational Programs
- Collections: Cataloger, Data Entry, Inventory Control, Library Aide, Photo Aide
- Museum Store: Museum Store Assistant
- Public relations and special event assistants, social media ambassadors
Volunteer from Home
Help us transcribe letters, diaries, deeds, meeting minutes, and other materials from our collection.
From the Page
Preserving High Point’s history is a big job, and the Museum relies upon volunteers and interns for help. The High Point Museum welcomes the opportunity to nurture future museum professionals.
We offer credit and non-credit unpaid internships to high school, college, and graduate students interested in exploring a Museum career.
Internships are available in the areas of Collections, Education and Community Relations.
Collections Management Intern (Stipend Provided)
The High Point Historical Society (HPHS) of the High Point Museum (HPM) seeks an enthusiastic and motivated intern to work on a collections management and community engagement project with HPM Collections staff during the summer of 2023.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and two letters of reference to email@example.com. Questions may be directed to the same email address. Application deadline is February 28, 2023. See Job Description