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Volunteer Opportunities

The National Cowgirl Musuem and Hall of Fame welcomes volunteers in a number of different departments. We invite you to apply by calling 817-336-4475 and downloading our volunteer form. Volunteers will be trained on an individual basis depending on services provided, and may be asked to work a set schedule or on a project basis.

Administrative Volunteers

  • Filing and data entry
  • Folding, stuffing and mailing flyers
  • Office assistant to help with printing, collating and data entry.

Special Event Volunteers

The Museum occasionally needs volunteers for children’s activities, our Heart of the West Art Show, Induction Luncheon, Educator Evening and other project-based special events. For some events, we need gallery attendants to simply watch over the exhibits and answer any questions the public may have.

Cowgirl Shop

Do you have retail experience? Our 2,000-square-foot Cowgirl Shop is always looking for help with inventory, computer entry, ticket sales and gift sales. Training is provided.

Hall of Fame Archive

Volunteers are needed to keep Hall of Fame procedures running smoothly and effliciently.  All responsibilities include a critical eye for detail and knowledge of basic office machines. Duties include:

  • Providing researchers with access to information and ensuring the most updated and fairest selection process.
  • Sending nomination forms to those who request them; confirming receipts; filing and updating existing files; double-checking nomination facts; and database entry.

Library

The National Cowgirl Museum Library and Archives needs volunteers to examine publications and articles to identify featured individuals (generally, our inductees) and other subjects of interest. Tasks also include labeling, filing and copying articles as needed.

Docents …Volunteer docents are our true ambassadors.

Bound together by their interest in American West and cowgirl history, our core group of 25 docents educates visitors through a unique set of skills and backgrounds.

The Cowgirl’s docent program is designed to educate, stimulate and give motivated learners greater skills in teaching and storytelling. Each docent trains at the Museum and independently to learn about Hall of Fame Honorees and the history of the American West. Quarterly training sessions are held for six consecutive weeks. Call us for more information.

Additionally, docents share these characteristics:

Flexibility

Flexibility in working with tour materials, other docents, staff and Museum visitors.

Sincerity

Being interested in what you’re discussing in order to truly engage Museum visitors.

Understanding of subject matter

Combining knowledge of the “Cowgirl” with a deep appreciation of the American West.

Ability to speak in public

Expressing ideas logically, audibly and with enthusiasm.

Leadership ability

Establishing a common bond with your group at the beginning of each and every visit.

Adaptability to different learning styles and abilities

Familiarizing yourself with the learning skills of both children and adults

Imagination

Seeing Museum exhibitions with fresh eyes every once in a while.

A willingness to learn

Showing continual openness to new ideas and information.

A welcoming attitude

Being a warm and friendly Museum ambassador inspires visitors to return

If you are interested in joining this elite group, call 817-336-4475.