Old Salem relies on volunteerism to meet its operational and restoration needs and is greatly appreciative of its volunteer staff! There are many opportunities for volunteers in various departments throughout the museum.

Old Salem Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Hidden Town Project Research
  • Archaeology Assistant
    • Location: on-site, as needed basis
    • Washing artifacts
    • Assist in cataloging documents and artifacts
  • “Seeds With Stories” Horticulture Assistant
    • Location: on-site, as needed basis
    • Conduct garden tours for visitors (Master Gardener preferred)
    • Assist in seed-saving initiatives
  • “Learning In Place” Educational Initiative Assistant
  • Gallery Volunteer
    • Greet visitors and answer questions in the new Dianne H. Furr Moravian Decorative Arts Gallery in the Frank L. Horton Museum Center
    • Volunteers would work 3.5-hour shifts, based on your availability
  • Special Event Assistant
    • Various locations, as-needed basis
    • Attend conferences and seminars and assist in set-up and manpower
    • Sell retail and concessions at on-site events
    • Welcome event guests, hand out programs, assist in coat-checks
    • Assist in parking directions
  • Exhibit Interpreter 
    • Various locations, daily need
    • St. Philips, Blum House, Winkler Bakery, MESDA
    • Provide active and accurate storytelling to visitors
    • Some positions require costumed interpretation, depending on location
  • General Office Assistant
    • Location: Single Brothers’ House, as needed basis
    • Help prepare envelopes and packages for mailings
    • Assist in retail packaging/unpacking
    • Sort and assemble multi-page documents
  • Gift Shop Assistant
    • Location: Moravian Book and Gift Shop, seasonal need
    • Assist in selling/pouring hot cider for visitors during Candle Tea


Volunteer Benefits

  • 20% off purchases in retail stores
  • Free admission for volunteer with Old Salem ID badge


To complete a volunteer application, please click here.


Accessibility Note:

If you are an applicant with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to apply for one of our jobs, please contact  Old Salem Inc. via telephone, fax, email and other means to request and arrange for accommodations. If you need assistance to accommodate a disability, you may request an accommodation at any time. Please contact  Old Salem by phone (336)721-739 and/or email  pruiz@oldsalem.org and/or fax (336)721-7335.  Please do not call on the status of your job application if you do not require accessibility assistance or an accommodation.