Volunteer Opportunities

If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please fill out an application or contact us at museums@platteville.org or (608) 348-3301.  Full job descriptions available here. 

Tour Guides

To assist with the interpretation of the exhibits and to educate tour groups regarding the collections and exhibits.

Museum Store Clerk

To provide essential customer service to visitors by welcoming them to the museum and processing their purchases.

Events & Programs Assistant

To ensure that museum visitors feel welcome and comfortable during special events.

Office Assistant

To assist with the tasks that support our mission.

Buildings & Grounds Assistant

These volunteers help mow and trim our lawn, take care of our trees, and care for the flower beds.

Collections Care Assistant

To ensure the beauty, historic significance, and safety of our site.

Volunteer Leadership Opportunities

Friends of the Mining & Rollo Jamison Museums Board

The nonprofit friends group that supports your museums, formerly known as the Jamison Museum Association, will be doing business as the Friends of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums as of January 1, 2017. The members voted to change the name of the organization at their Annual Meeting in November in order to more accurately represent their current activities and mission.

Friends Board members lead the 501(c)3 nonprofit that organized in the 1980s to support the Rollo Jamison Museum through fundraising and volunteerism.  Today they are active in exhibit development, assist with special events, and work in a wide range of activities.

Museum Board

A board committee of the City of Platteville, the Museum Board sets policies for all aspects of the Mining and Rollo Jamison Museums relating to maintenance, staffing, public utility, and the disbursements of monies belonging to the Museum Fund.

Ad Hoc Committees

Periodically staff, the Museum Board, and the Friends Board put together ad hoc committees that include community volunteers to work on special projects such as fundraising, special events, and new initiatives.