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Historic Site Intern - Summer

Position Summary:

The Museum Intern assists the Historian in all facets of operation of the Rowley Homestead at Snow Mountain Ranch. The Museum Intern is responsible for implementing daily historical activities, assisting with the supervision of Homestead volunteers, and providing general project oversight as directed by the Museums Director.


Essential Functions / Requirements:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.
  2. Must be working towards a degree in history/museum related field, graduate level preferred.
  3. Must enjoy working with people of all ages, especially school aged youth and families.
  4. With direction from Museums Director plan, develop and implement programs and displays for guests of all ages, particularly family groups.
  5. With direction from the Museums Director, assist with restoration projects at the Historic Homestead. 
  6. Must be able to work independently and as a member of a team.
  7. Independently open and close the Homestead buildings as directed by Museums Director.
  8. Greet Homestead guests and provide tours of the historic homestead.
  9. Responsible for keeping the Homestead buildings and grounds clean and orderly within the constraints of an early 19th century Homestead setting.
  10. Support Program Department activities hosted at the Homestead.
  11. Must be physically able to be outdoors for up to 8 hours per day in various weather conditions.
  12. Must enjoy physical labor associated with running a Homestead including but not limited to assisting with historic restoration projects, lift up to 25 pounds from floor level, and lead up to 2 hour walks around the YMCA grounds.
  13. Must possess the ability to quickly retain learned historical facts.
  14. Must be fluent in speaking English and possess effective communication skills.
  15. Must possess basic office skills and be organized.
  16. Must possess a valid, USA state issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles.
  17. Support the Association safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members and staff.
  18. Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies Mission, policies and programs.
  19. Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions.
  20. Promote a cooperative, positive and problem-solving atmosphere at all times.
  21. Ability to work cooperatively with others in a diverse environment.
  22. Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
  23. Possess excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.


Other Functions / Requirements:

  1. All other duties as assigned.


This is a full time, seasonal, hourly position paying $210/week (based on 40 hours), paid biweekly. You also receive:


Drug/Alcohol Policy

In accordance with our healthy spirit/mind/body mission and federal law, we have a zero tolerance policy for alcohol or drugs on property; in addition, no drug use is tolerated (including marijuana) during your employment with us whether on- or off-duty. If you want to use marijuana, don't apply to work for us.


To apply, please complete the following steps:

  1. Apply online at this link: (there’s an “Apply Now” button near the bottom of the screen). Where the application requests “Select the position you are applying for” please select Internships > the name of the internship you are interested in.
  2. Contact two people that know you professionally and one person from your family to submit a reference for you through this link:

(Your references must respond to this link before we can proceed with your application.)

  1. Please email your resume to us at with your university requirements for completing an internship.  Please put “Museum Internship”, the season you’re requesting, and the Center location in the subject line. For instance, you would use this for Estes Park Center: “Museum Internship, Summer, Estes Park”.


We strongly recommend applying by March 1 each year, at the latest, for a summer internship.