Join Our Team!

The Museum of North Idaho is growing, and we're seeking qualified individuals to join our team as paid staff and volunteers.

Volunteer Opportunities

Guest Services: Work the Guest Services desk to sell admission, gift shop merchandise, and memberships. Shifts are 3.5 hours long. Guest Services Volunteers can work every week or fill in as needed.

Digitizing: Artifacts, photos and archival materials.

Walking Tour Guide: Lead visitors through various locations in Coeur d'Alene as you share stories of the past. Must be able to lead a 1 - 2-mile-long walking tour.

Programs: Assist with planning, setup, and/or facilitation of programs such as the monthly lecture series, movies in the park, and North Idaho State Fair.

Educational Programs: Help plan, set up, and facilitate educational programs and activities for school children at the Museum or in the classroom.

Special Events: Help plan and work special events such as the gala, flannel fun run, and Holidays at the Chapel.

Research and Exhibit Design: Help research and design feature exhibits

Fundraising: Join a team of volunteers to help connect the Museum to donors and businesses.

Special Volunteer Opportunities

Serve on the Board: Please email or mail a letter of interest and resume discussing your strengths to bthurman@museumni.org. You will have a meeting with the nominating committee. If you and the committee agree that you should be nominated, then a short write up about your qualifications is needed for the ballot. The Museum membership elects Directors in April during the Annual Meeting.

Editing for the Museum of North Idaho Press: review manuscript submissions, marketing books, helping with the production process.

Requirements for Volunteering:

  • Submit an application
  • A personal interview to discuss volunteer options and determine interests, goals, and availability
  • A minimum commitment of time
  • Provide advance notice if unable to assist for a scheduled volunteer assignment

Volunteer Benefits

  • A better understanding of Coeur d’Alene history through access to educational materials and close working relationships with professional staff
  • Opportunities to interact with people who share a love for North Idaho history
  • Invitation to annual volunteer appreciation events
  • Job references upon request
  • Free individual membership after completion of 50 volunteer hours

Join the Events Committee!

Do you want to get more involved with the Museum of North Idaho and be a part of all of the excitement? Do you love local history and fun events? Whether you’re a creative visionary, logistics-loving planner, or down-for-anything doer, there’s a place for you on our Events Committee!

This is a great opportunity that will have a major impact on our organization’s ability to expand our reach in the community.

About the events

Annual Benefit Gala

The Annual Benefit Gala is the Museum of North Idaho's first major fundraising event since the organization was first started in 1969. The event, which will be held at the Jewett House in Coeur d'Alene, will feature food, drinks, performances, and an auction.

This year's theme is a Gatsby Garden Party, so expect an explosion of flowers and champagne as you watch the sun set over Lake Coeur d'Alene.

Flannel Fun Run

MONI is trying its hand at a 5K fundraiser while always keeping our mission in mind. Bring out your inner lumberjack and don your favorite flannel as you run or walk with friends and family. After the run, learn about our region's lumber history through demonstrations and activities.

What does an events committee do, you ask?

The Event Planning Committee will collectively assist MONI staff with the following responsibilities, delegating tasks across the committee based on member availability and interest.

  • Outreach / Marketing - flyering, social media strategy, attending community events, promoting ticket sales, volunteer recruitment
  • Decor - designing and purchasing items to fit the theme
  • Vendors - sourcing and booking caterers, bands, performers, artists, etc.
  • Event assistance day-of - setup / takedown, event staffing
  • Post-event assessment with staff
  • Additional tasks as needed

Major details

Committee members should be able to commit to:

  • Serving on the committee from March 8th - September 24th
  • Assisting staff with planning and executing MONI's two major fundraising events
  • Engaging with the community through outreach initiatives, identifying and pursuing opportunities for relationship-building with local businesses and organizations, and promoting the sale of event tickets
  • Volunteering to set up and facilitate on the day of each event

If interested in helping, please email bthurman@museumni.org or call 208.664.3448 x 2.

Employment Opportunities

Seasonal Museum Supervisor

SUMMARY DESCRIPTION: We are looking for a Seasonal Weekend Museum Supervisor to work on Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends! The manager on duty is responsible for day-to-day business functions and management of museum volunteers. Major duties include supervising volunteers and the guest services desk, selling museum admission and gift shop merchandise, troubleshooting the display of exhibits, and attending to guest concerns and questions. Will report directly to the Museum Executive Director. You’ll be great for this role if you can adapt and multitask in an ever-evolving environment, love history, are a team player, enjoy working with people, and are available to commit to working on Sundays.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The major functions and responsibilities of this position include:

Oversee the Guest Services volunteer(s)

Sell museum admissions and gift shop merchandise

Assist with restocking gift shop merchandise

Answer phones and monitor email

Assist with opening and closing of cash register

Provide excellent guest experience from entrance to exit

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Ability to occasionally climb stairs, move about space, and lift items of 25 pounds.

 

KNOWLEDGE/SKILL**

Experience leading teams and day-to-day operations

Experience working in a creative or service industry preferred

Strong leadership, organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, environment

Reliable and dependable

Can pass a criminal background check

 

Job Types: Part-time, Seasonal

Pay: $14-15 per hour

Schedule: Sundays between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends; 10:30 am – 5:30 pm

 

To apply, email your resume to bthurman@museumni.org.