HUBBELL TRADING POST NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE
Would you like to volunteer at Hubbell Trading Post NHS? We have several openings for dedicated staff willing to commit 32 hours a week for a minimum of two months. See below for descriptions of some of the volunteer activities currently available.
We will provide a volunteer uniform and you will receive an orientation to the park and training for your duties. Most volunteers choose to live at the park during their term by staying in our RV pad with full hookups or in shared quarters with other volunteers and researchers to the park. Schedules may include working weekends and holidays but we are flexible to accomodate your interests. Hubbell Trading Post NHS invites you to volunteer and discover this unique slice of American history.
If you are interested, click to download and complete this Volunteer Application and return it for our review.
MUSEUM WORK / CURATION
Discover a new culture. Explore a beautiful landscape. Hold a piece of American history in your hands!
We are seeking volunteers to assist the park staff with a variety of museum activities. The volunteer will work with the museum curator in the museum storage facility, the furnished Hubbell family home, the trading post, and occasionally in the park visitor center
Skills that will be useful for this position include digital photography, an ability to work with computer software (Windows operating systems), an interest in protecting historic artifacts, ability to work independently and on a team, and English and Navajo language skills.
The volunteers’ specific duties include, but are not limited to the following tasks.
- Inventorying cataloged museum objects
- Cataloging museum objects
- Cleaning furnished historic buildings (vacuuming, dusting, windows)
- Working with a computer database (ANCS- Re-Discovery Software)
- Organize artifacts in museum storage
- Digitally photograph and/or scan cataloged objects, modify image (PhotoShop) and link to catalog record.
- May occasionally assist in park visitor center and provide tours.