If you would like to consider being a volunteer Tour Guide, please contact us! Staff training is generally the third week of May each spring and we’d love to add to our volunteer family. Volunteer Tour Guides may be scheduled as little as 5 hours per week.

We typically hire seasonal staff in March and April each year. However, we welcome inquiries year-round.

Visitor Services Representative

This position can be translated into an Internship

Seasonal, Full/Part-time Hourly, No Benefits
Starting wage $14.00/hour

Along with other visitor services staff, the Visitor Services Representative acts as the initial visitor contact to the public for admissions, tours and programs, are part of the team responsible for maintaining daily operations. Primary duties revolve around sharing the story of Dorothy Molter through interpretation during daily tour programs, when providing admissions, casual conversations with guests and with group visits. Depending on the hired applicant, collections care, maintenance and other projects may also be included in the duties.

This position generally starts with staff training the third or fourth week of May and concludes approximately the third week of August or later (depending on whether the hired applicant is still enrolled in school or not).

To apply:
Mail or email a resume and at least two references to:
Jess Edberg
Re: Employment
PO Box 391
Ely, Minnesota 55731 or    jess@rootbeerlady.com


Museum leaders have taken every precaution to protect staff and volunteers during the Covid-19 pandemic. In many cases, Museum policy goes above and beyond state and federal recommendations for safety. If you have questions about what these policies and protocols are, please contact us.

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