James A. Ramage Civil War Museum Volunteer Job Descriptions
The James A. Ramage Civil War Museum seeks qualified individuals for the Volunteer program who are interested and enthusiastic about the working with a broad range of audiences and who are willing and able to fulfill the Museum's mission. Individuals with an interest and/or background in history, the arts, education and facility operations are highly encouraged to apply. Prospective Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
- Mandatory orientation for general Volunteers
- Good communication skills
- Pass a Criminal Background Check conducted by the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky. Individuals who refuse to comply with this request may not be accepted as a Volunteer
- Compliance with the Museum's policies and procedures, and understanding of the Museum's Volunteer manual
- Flexibility in scheduling and with responsibilities
Additional training for Volunteers who wish to conduct educational programs both in house and outreach
At the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum, all Volunteers will be trained on the background information for exhibits and how to interpret the varying exhibits to a broad range of audiences. Volunteers are the Museum's front line personnel and responsible for being friendly and gracious to all the Museum's visitors. All Museum Volunteers will be provided with a Museum shirt and identification badge that must be worn at all times when volunteering at the Museum. Failure to do so may result in dismissal of a Volunteer. Volunteers will also be provided with a Museum manual and are required to review the manual and be able to convey its material to the general public. Scheduling for Volunteers is flexible and the Museum Board will work with Volunteers to accommodate schedules.
Education Volunteers will either assist with or lead educational programming at the James A. Ramage Civil War Museum or through booked outreach programs. Additional training on the programs themselves and how to interact and lead a Museum program is required. Further information concerning the leading of programs will be provided to Education Volunteers. No Education Volunteers are permitted to conduct an Education Program representing the Museum without an official booking and confirmation of a Museum program through the Museum's appointed official. Education Volunteers will not be required to learn all Museum programs, they can pick and choose certain programs to learn and present. Uniforms and identification badges must be worn by all Education Volunteers. Reimbursement for mileage while conducting outreach programs will be provided.
Special Event Volunteers
Special Event Volunteers may volunteer to assist at one or more scheduled events at the Museum or at Battery Hooper Park throughout the year. Special Events at the Museum are typically scheduled a year in advance, so please refer to our Events Calendar, if you are interested in volunteering for a specific event. We do ask that any individual or group interested in volunteering for an event please contact the Museum or the City of Fort Wright, Kentucky at least two weeks prior to the event. Children, school groups or other youth organizations are welcome to volunteer for scheduled events, however children must be at least 10 years of age and accompanied by chaperones or a parent. In addition, Youth Volunteers will have to provide a signed release form from a parent or guardian prior to volunteering. Volunteers for special events will also be required to sign a release form and provide contact information prior to the event. Special Event Volunteers will be required to wear an I.D. badge and may be required to wear a specific uniform for an event. During some special events, such as Battery Hooper Days, Volunteers may be required to follow a specific schedule.
For further information about becoming a Volunteer please contact the James A. Ramage Museum and leave a message with your name and contact information at (859) 344-1145.
Museum Volunteer Application, for individuals wishing to become a volunteer with the museum