Student Research Assistant Position: Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History

Students have been selected for this semester. Applications will reopen in December. 

The Museum of Boulder (“Muse”) seeks undergraduate and graduate students to assist in researching and collecting material for a forthcoming exhibit tentatively titled Proclaiming Colorado’s Black History (“PCBH”). The planned exhibit will run at the Museum of Boulder from Fall 2023 – Fall 2025.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work under the direction of a Muse-affiliated supervisor.
  • Assist in the gathering of data related to projects assigned, which may include but is not limited to conducting Internet research, conducting oral history interviews, and pulling, organizing, and/or entering data.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports on project research.


The Museum of Boulder is currently accepting volunteers for Collections. Collections volunteers help us inventory, properly store, research and care for the Museum’s extensive collection of historical objects. 

Potential Responsibilities:

  • Organizing, documenting and cataloging collections
  • Getting hands-on experience with object photography, labeling and repacking
  • Carrying out object research on items in the collection
  • Carrying out regular environmental monitoring
  • Handling historic material with care and respect
  • Day to day care of objects being held in the museum’s care

Training will be embedded in the role, and you will work alongside the Curator to ensure you feel confident in carrying out the tasks you are involved in. 


As a Collections Volunteer you will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of different projects each with their own time scale and recommended level of commitment. The Museum expects volunteers to attend collections training before committing 8 to 16 hours a week Tuesday thru Friday for a period of 1 semester or 6 months. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • Polite, positive, flexible and friendly individuals over the age of 16 who show a willingness to help throughout their volunteer shift.
  • An interest in museums, objects and research 
  • Attention to detail and a willingness to learn about and use collections management systems • An enthusiasm to develop knowledge about museums, Boulder history, and the Museum of Boulder’s collections and share this in a positive and lively way 
  • Individuals who enjoy working as part of a small, dedicated team 
  • An interest in heritage, costume, art, memorial collections, archaeology and/or local history

Interested? Contact Addie Tomsyck at  or Elizabeth Nosek at


Do you want to get connected in the community of Boulder, help preserve our history, and participate in awesome art and science projects? Then volunteering with the Museum of Boulder is the perfect fit for you!

No experience? No problem! We’ll provide all necessary training and support you in whatever position works best for you. All you need is a willingness to learn and an ability to commit for one full semester (approximately 4 months.) This is a great opportunity to learn more about the history of Boulder, get experience leading groups or working behind-the-scenes at a museum, and support a local institution.

We will be holding 3 volunteer information sessions in 2021. Dates to be anounced. If you’d like to come by and learn more about the museum and our volunteer opportunities, please fill out the short form at the link below and we will reach out with the date and time of the next open house!

Our greatest needs are as follows:

Gallery Attendants who can share behind-the-scenes info with our visitors and be present to oversee the objects on display

Tour Facilitators to assist with visiting school groups of all ages

Makerspace Attendants to spend time with visitors in our Google Garage, working with tools such as a virtual reality machine, laser cutter, and other hands-on activities.

Event Facilitators to help put on our community events

Exhibit Prep Volunteers who can help us when we change over exhibits (2-3 times per year)

We have plenty of other volunteer opportunities, as well, including more public-facing and behind-the-scenes positions.