Exhibits Volunteer

Exhibits Volunteer

The Bakken Museum




Work as an exhibits volunteer is project oriented and may, therefore, not always be available.

Time Commitment: 8 hours per week
Position Summary: Assists in development and production of new exhibits at The Bakken Museum.


  • Assist with content research, draft exhibit text, and procure objects and other exhibit resources.
  • Conduct image research, acquisition, and licensing.
  • Participate as a team member to investigate potential topics for exhibits and communicate research findings to team.
  • Assist with testing exhibit ideas and prototyping with the public.
  • Maintain high standards of accuracy and comprehensiveness in all research and management tasks.
  • Comply with all policies and procedures of The Bakken Museum.


  • Familiarity with or interest in communicating ideas to the public.
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in history, science, engineering, and/or medicine.
  • Experience using MS Office.
  • Ability to conduct in-depth research using library and internet resources.
  • Ability to clearly communicate findings in written form.
  • Ability to act independently and to seek consultation when needed.
  • Ability to work as a team member.

Additional Skills:
Occasionally projects arise requiring specialized skills in graphic design, multimedia production, evaluation, and building prototypes or other exhibit components. These skills are desired but not required to volunteer with exhibits.

Training: Training will be provided by the exhibit developer.
Supervision: Julie Govert, Exhibit Developer, 612-926-3878, ext. 239
Scheduling: Flexible, Monday-Friday


  • Contribute to The Bakken’s temporary and permanent exhibits.
  • Opportunity to explore intriguing ideas and learn techniques for communicating and educating the public.
  • Sense of fulfillment for providing a needed service for present-day and future generations of children, families and adults interested in learning.