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.

Maintenance: Help make minor repairs to the museum and the Fort Sherman Chapel

Editing for the Museum of North Idaho Press: review manuscript submissions, market books, and help with the production process.

Special Volunteer Opportunities

Join a Committee

  • Building Committee - help manage logistics and vendor sourcing for the construction of the new museum at the base of Tubbs Hill
  • Fundraising Committee - work with a team of dedicated volunteers and board members to help raise funds for the capital campaign
  • Marketing Committee - a team of creative individuals who help identify new opportunities to spread the word about the museum
  • Exhibits Committee - help research, design, and install the rotating featured exhibits
  • Events Committee - help plan and facilitate events like the annual gala

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.

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

Employment Opportunities

Capital Campaign Manager

POSITION DESCRIPTION

TITLE: Capital Campaign Manager

JOB TYPE: Part-time or Full-time, Remote

COMPENSATION: $28/hr. plus commission and benefits package

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Museum of North Idaho, located in Coeur d’Alene, ID, seeks a Capital Campaign Manager to join our staff. The Capital Campaign Manager will implement and manage all aspects of a $5M Capital Campaign through the summer of 2025, including all solicitation phases of the campaign, donor cultivation and events, and campaign publications/communications.

The Campaign Manager is responsible for campaign strategy, including establishing solicitation priorities, managing prospect lists, developing and executing targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies, preparing and providing support to staff, board members and volunteers for solicitation, and planning and managing smaller cultivation events.

The Capital Campaign Manager can transition into the operations Development Director once the capital campaign is completed.

GENERAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The essential job duties/responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

- Work with the Executive Director and fundraising committee to develop campaign strategy, and set campaign sub-goals

- Identify prospects on the individual, corporation, and foundation levels

- Manage and expand a detailed and accurate donor database: gift entry, tracking, reporting, and acknowledgment system.

- Plan and implement stewardship of all gifts, including thank you correspondence, events, and listing of donors in publications and websites.

- Plan and run fundraising committee meetings

- Manage visits and solicitations alone and with other fundraising committee or board members

- Identify and solicit corporate sponsorships for events and exhibitions

- Identify and cultivate fundraising committee and board members

- Create and edit campaign communications, such as acknowledgments, follow-up letters, and newsletter updates

- Devise and manage logistics for cultivation events, coordinating publicity as appropriate, with Executive Director and Programs Manager

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS:

- Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of development experience, preferably with a capital campaign, including management and oversight, events, communications, cultivation, and solicitation

- Excellent writing and editing skills

- Ability to meet deadlines

- Proven track record of success

- Motivated, well organized, and a creative problem solver

- Development database experience is preferred

Candidates must have an appreciation and understanding of MONI's mission, as well as the role of historical preservation in a growing community. Connections in the local community is a plus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND HOURS:

Part-time or Full-time available. Position is remote but the employee needs to live within Kootenai County as attendance at donor meetings and cultivation events is required. Position will include local travel and some evenings.

HOW TO APPLY:

Please submit your resume, cover letter, and three references from previous employers to Britt Thurman at bthurman@museumni.org.