There are many ways to work with the Museum. You can:
Volunteers are vital! We count on our many dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers to help us with many aspects of work at FCMoD. They work in concert with staff members to support the museum’s mission and provide learning experiences for our visitors. The benefits of volunteering include:
Meeting new people
Developing new skills
Providing learning opportunities
Being involved in your community
Participating "behind the scenes"
Access to volunteer enrichment programs
If you are interested in volunteering at FCMoD, please see the Volunteer page. We couldn’t open our doors without the help of our volunteers!
Be a Collections Intern or Volunteer
There are two ways to help out in the museum’s Collections department: as a Collections Volunteer, and as a Student Intern. Both volunteers and interns will have opportunities to work both independently, and with experienced museum staff on a variety of projects and tasks including: cataloguing, storing, and researching artifacts; documenting artifacts through digital photography and data entry; and helping to prepare objects for exhibit.
Student Interns working in Collections should be working on a degree or certificate in anthropology, museum studies, history, or another related discipline. They usually design a specific museum collections project, and work under the joint supervision of a professor and museum staff.
If you are a college student with Work Study as part of your financial aid package, you can apply for a paid position working in the Museum’s Collections and Archives departments. Check the job listings at your Student Employment Office under the job title “Student Paraprofessional, Fort Collins Museum of Discovery.” For more information on working with the Collections at the museum, contact Collections Curator Linda Moore at 970-416-2784.
Be an Education Department Intern
The Education Department is currently developing new programs that combine science and history content. Interns will support these efforts by creating one public- or school-audience program that combines science and history content.
We're looking for college undergraduate or graduate students with interest in informal education settings, particularly museum education and interpretation. Knowledge of or interest in history, anthropology, or any science discipline is a plus but not required. You must be able to perform research in libraries, on the Internet, with primary source materials including interviews, and think creatively about potential research sources. You'll also need organizational skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, and be willing to work with diverse people and museum visitors.
Interns must make arrangements with their schools to receive academic credit for an internship. FCMoD will provide work documentation as required by your school. For questions about Education Department Internships, please call Curator of Education Treloar Tredennick Bower at 970-416-2768.
Location: Fort Collins Museum of Discovery - Music Garage
Description: Stop by the Music Garage and rock out! Jam with a friend or two, and try your chops out on a variety of instruments. Museum staff will be there to help you out…but please, don’t play Free Bird.
Drop in anytime between 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Free with museum admission