Volunteer at the Historic Capitol
Historic Capitol Volunteers greet visitors and provide information about the Historic Capitol, its history, our programs, and general visitor information about Tallahassee and Florida. Hours are flexible. Parking and training are provided.
Anyone can be a volunteer. We are currently looking for:
- High School students
- College students
- Working adults
- Retired adults
- Make new friends
- Learn new skills
- Serve the community
- Gain valuable experience
- Fulfill Florida Bright Futures and International Baccalaureate Program Service Requirements
- Supplement your academic curriculum
- Participate in the excitement of Florida's Legislative Session
Volunteer positions include:
- Greeter – be the first contact for our visitors
- Docent – provide guided tours of the Historic Capitol
- Researcher – dig deeper into a topic in Florida’s political history
- Educational Program Specialist – help teach Florida's children about this important site
- Office Assistant – assist with record keeping and data entry
- Public Relations Assistant – do graphic design work, draft copy for newsletters, etc.
- Collections Assistant – organize archival, photographic, and artifact collections
Need to fulfill an internship requirement?Work with us to design an individualized project that meets your educational goals and assists the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. This internship is open to undergraduates and graduate students. Please submit a completed volunteer application, a resume, a brief statement of purpose describing your interest in interning with the Florida Historic Capitol Museum (1 page or less), 3 references (at least one professional) and a writing sample. Please note that this is an unpaid internship.
Current Internship Opportunity
The Florida Senate Internship Program offers a paid internship at the Florida Historic Capitol Museum, and the intern selection process takes place annually each Spring. Applicants must have a bachelor’s degree and must intend to take part in, are actively enrolled in, or have recently completed a graduate program. The Senate internship at the Historic Capitol Museum is geared towards museum studies and public history students. Intern projects may include educational programming, curatorial duties, exhibit development, fundraising, marketing and visitor services. Please see http://www.flsenate.gov/About/Opportunities for more details and how to apply.
For the Spring 2012 semester, the museum will be offering 2-3 Educational Programs Internships. These interns will help the museum develop its educational programming, which will include expanding our on- and off-site programs, developing our pre- and post- materials for teachers, and increasing our outreach to teachers statewide. These internships are unpaid. The deadline for applications is December 19, 2011 and internships will begin in mid-January 2012. Read the notice for more information about the position and download the Internship Application.
Contact Carol Wynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or (850) 487-1902