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

Please note: All in-person tours are currently on hold, but we hope to start tours in the fall. If you are interested in leading tours once the buildings re-open for public and private tours, please see the information below.

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 once a week and Union Depot tours take place every other week. 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

All our spots are filled for Summer 2022.
Please check back in March for information on Summer 2023!

Gibbs Farm’s Youth Intern Program is a summer leadership program that allows students between the ages of 14 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 responsible for helping staff and making sure all the campers feel included and have the best experience possible!

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.  For most camps, interns will be in costume.

Summer 2023 specific information and applications will be posted in March.