Becoming A Volunteer At The International Independent Showmen’s Museum

Volunteers are vital to the success of the International independent Showmen’s Museum and active in every part of the Museum. We simply can’t do what we do without you!

If you have a love of preserving history, restoring artifacts and photos, giving tours, donating your time and talent – join us as we continue the mission of preserving the American Carnival and Outdoor Show Business.

If you have skills, background or interests to share, the International Independent Showmen’s Museum welcomes you! It’s a great way to reach out to our community, meet friends, learn something new, develop skills and help with historical and cultural research. Become a International Independent Showmen’s Museum Volunteer and find out why so many individuals offer their time and talents to this institution year-round!


Download and print an application to become an International Independent showmen’s Museum volunteer fax or mail your completed form to the Volunteer Office –  Coming soon . . .

 Parental Consent Form

Parents of volunteers under 18 must complete a Consent to Treatment form

Benefits to Volunteers

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Attend programs and lectures sponsored by the Museum
  • Attend special museum events
  • 10% discount at the Museum Store

Contact Information

Are you interested in becoming an International Independent Showmen’s Museum Volunteer? If you have questions after exploring this web site, please contact David Rivera, Museum Curator.


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No prior museum experience is expected. Training will be provided for all volunteers in departments throughout the Museum.


  • Docents: Classes are held once a year at the International Independent Showmen’s Museum. The series of classes meets every fall, for 4 or 5 weeks. Registration is required.  All docents begin with this training program, which include teaching techniques that will help you lead informal education programs for school classes. Once docents have this initial training, they can also be trained and begin teaching about other exhibits in the museum. Go to Docent page to learn more  . . . coming soon
  • Highlight Tour Guides: Someone interested in becoming a Highlights Tour guide begins by shadowing a Highlights Tour. You will be provided with written material and encouraged to take the Museum’s audio tour. After reviewing this information, the candidate will lead a tour in the company of an experienced guide. The experienced guide will serve as a support during the tour and will also give comments and suggestions to the candidate. When the candidate feels ready they take a Museum educator on a Highlights Tours to demonstrate their readiness to lead a tour on their own. Go to Highlights Tours to learn more . . .coming soon
  • Research and Catalog: Training is offered on an ongoing individual basis.
  • Collections: Training by departments is individual and ongoing and will be specific to the tasks you are assigned.


Click here for the Volunteer Handbook . . . coming soon


Update Your Volunteer Profile Here

If you have a change of address, email or phone, have changed volunteer assignment, are taking a leave of absence or are no longer volunteering, please let the volunteer office know your:


Click here to update your volunteer profile . . . coming soon


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