Indiana State Museum & Historic Sites Volunteer

Volunteer opportunities are available during regular business hours and some evenings for special events.

Position Purpose:

A variety of standing positions are available on a daily or regular basis.  More information on these positions can be found here.

Special events offer a fun opportunity for volunteering at the museum and interacting with guests of all ages.  These events include:

  • Celebration Crossing – our holiday exhibit with Santa Claus, a train ride, and playground
  • GeoFest – a rock, mineral, and fossil show in February with hands-on activities for kids
  • Indiana Art Fair – annual art show featuring Indiana artists showcasing and selling their work
  • Pinewood Derby – kids of all ages to race their cars down a two-story track
  • Canal Nights – summer evenings with free activities and games on the canal
  • Family Night Out – Friday evenings of family fun with activities and crafts

Volunteering at the Indiana State Museum offers many benefits:

  • Free annual membership after completion of 40 service hours; membership privileges include:
  • Free museum admission 
  • Admission to all 11 State Historic Sites
  • IMAX Theater discounts
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Free parking when volunteering
  • Discount at the Farmer’s Market Café and the Indiana Store
  • Recognition as a valuable part of the Indiana State Museum team
  • Continuing education opportunities through our training programs and volunteer field trips
  • Letters of reference upon request
  • Documentation of hours available upon request for scholarship applications, service programs, and tax itemization

To apply or for more information, visit our website:

Contact: Eric Todd, Associate Vice President of Visitor Services & Volunteers 317.607.9483


About the Indiana State Museum

Uncover Indiana’s Secrets at this world-class institution, featuring unique exhibits and hands-on experiences that showcase the stories, events and characters that have helped shape Indiana’s history. Located in White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, the Indiana State Museum brings the best of the museum world to Indiana. Spanning three floors, the museum tells the story of the Hoosier state, and features a year-round calendar of exhibits that explore Indiana art, science and culture. Constructed completely from Indiana materials – including limestone, sandstone, steel, brick and glass – the building itself is a work of art, with icons representing each of Indiana’s 92 counties integrated into its exterior walls. Step inside, and you’ll be invited to experience Indiana’s past, present and future through scientific, cultural, history and art exhibits that help define our place in the world.