Ramsey County Historical Society & Gibbs Farm

Job & Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Gibbs Farm Group Volunteer Opportunities

Gibbs Farm has a variety of projects for corporate groups, scout troops, students or clubs. Group volunteer projects are active and outdoor, options may include painting, gardening and light landscaping. These projects are designed to take two hours and are usually appropriate for groups of 7-25. Week day projects are available during June-August, during May, September and October we can schedule weekend group projects. Please contact clare@rchs.com for more information.

Volunteer Tour Guides

Ramsey County Historical Society is looking for volunteers to lead tours at two locations in Downtown St Paul. RCHS facilitates public and private tours of the Ramsey County Courthouse/City Hall and St Paul Union Depot. Tour guides receive training and materials needed to help visitors explore the history, art and architecture of these beautiful public buildings.

The ideal tour guide has a love of history and is excited to share it with a diverse audience of locals and visitors. Excellent verbal communication is a must! Experience giving tours or working with the public in an educational capacity is preferred, but not required.

Courthouse tours are Mondays at 12:15 and Union Depot tours take place every other Tuesday at 11:00. Tour guides must be available to give one or two public tours per month, and generally have availability to lead occasional private tours during the week.

For complete position descriptions, see:
Volunteer Position: Courthouse Tours
Volunteer Position: Union Depot Tours

Interested? Please contact Robyn Priestley at events@rchs.com with any questions, or send a brief email that describes your interest and relevant experience.

Youth Intern Program

Summer 2020

Gibbs Farm’s Youth Intern Program is a summer leadership program that allows students between the ages of 12 to 18 to experience working at a historic site as they assist staff in running camps.  Interns accepted into the program attend a one-day training in June.  During camp, interns are costumed and are responsible for helping staff and making sure all the campers feel included and have the best experience possible!

We are looking for responsible, fun, and engaging teenagers who are interested in history and enjoy hanging out with kids!

There is no fee associated with this program, but interns are expected to have some means of transportation to and from the site for volunteer shifts.  Interested interns are required to be available for a minimum of four weeks of camp (at least 12 days throughout the summer) but will not necessarily be scheduled for each day.

Please note that we have a limited number of intern slots available and due to the large number of potential interns interested, applying will not guarantee being accepted into the program.  Gibbs Farm is incredibly appreciative of the interest in this youth volunteer experience and encourages any applicant not selected to participate in this year’s program to reapply in 2021.

Applications are due by April 1st and we will let you know if you have been accepted into the program by April 10th.  Gibbs Farm Youth Intern Application Form 2020