• Volunteering
  • Internships
  • Employment

Volunteers are integral to the daily operations, programs and special projects of SLCHA. In 2022, volunteers contributed over 1200 hours of service time, doing everything from mowing the lawn to prepping children’s activities for outreach events. As a not-for-profit organization with a small staff, we wouldn’t be able to do what we do without our amazing volunteers.

Do you have a special skill or interest you would like to share with us? If so, we’d love to hear from you! We have projects available for everyone, ages 14 and up.  

Please fill out this application and drop it off or email it to info@slcha.org.

We are always looking for student interns to assist with research, collections cataloging, exhibits, programs, marketing, social media and more. If interested, please fill out the internship form below and send to carlene@slcha.org.

To learn more about internship opportunities, call (315) 386-8133 or email carlene@slcha.org. Course credit may be available.

View and download the internship form here.

Are you passionate about fostering community engagement? A creative, organized, and flexible individual? If so, we’re seeking an Engagement and Advancement Coordinator to join our dynamic team!

Job Title:
 Engagement and Advancement Coordinator
Location: St. Lawrence County Center for History and Culture (home of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association) 3 East Main St., Canton, NY
Job Type: Part-time (16-20 hours per week) at $20/hour. Opportunities for growth possible.

About Us:
The SLCCHC is a cultural institution and historic house museum dedicated to preserving and promoting the rich heritage of St. Lawrence County, NY. We strive to engage our community through dynamic programming, engaging exhibits, educational initiatives, and outreach efforts.

Position Overview:
We are seeking a proactive and versatile Engagement and Advancement Coordinator (EAC) to join our team. The EAC will play a pivotal role in fostering positive relationships with SLCHA members and stakeholders, providing essential administrative support, and driving initiatives to enhance community stewardship, marketing, and fundraising efforts.

Compensation and Schedule:
Compensation for this position is $20/hour for 16-20 hours per week, with the potential to become full-time. Permanent, non-exempt. Schedule is flexible, and occasional remote work is possible. Some Saturdays and evenings required. 

Part-time employees receive a limited number of paid holidays and vacation time. A 2% retirement IRA is available after the probationary period.

Key Responsibilities:

Membership Coordination:

  • Serve as the primary contact for new and existing members, providing exemplary customer service and support.
  • Maintain membership database (Past Perfect), ensuring accurate and up-to-date records.
  • Coordinate membership communication, including mailings, renewal letters, and member updates.

Marketing and Communication:

  • Create and distribute regular email updates using the Constant Contact platform.
  • Design marketing flyers, social media posts, and maintain the museum’s online presence via the website and social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.

Administrative Support:

  • Assist with bank deposits and financial record-keeping.
  • Manage inventory and sales for the museum gift shop, both online and in-person. 

Fundraising and Development:

  • Support fundraising strategies and projects, including grant proposal preparation and organizational statistics.

Program and Event Support:

  • Assist in the development and implementation of educational programs, workshops, and tours.
  • Help coordinate school visits, outreach events, field trips, and community partnerships to foster engagement.

Volunteer Supervision:

  • Assist with the management of youth and adult volunteers and interns.
  • Increase volunteer engagement through outreach initiatives.
  • Handle volunteer reception at annual meeting.

General Responsibilities (All Staff):

  • Answer phones, greet visitors, and provide excellent customer service.
  • Conduct merchandise sales and handle customer inquiries.
  • Assist with opening and closing procedures for the museum.
  • Provide general information to the public about SLCHA’s mission, history, programming, and funding.
  • Participate in organizational decision-making processes, including changes to mission, vision, branding, website, and marketing strategies (subject to approval by the Board of Trustees).
  • Contribute to Strategic Planning initiatives and actively participate in fundraising efforts, programs, and special events.

Qualifications and Desired Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Nonprofit Management, or a related field preferred.
  • Previous experience in membership coordination, marketing, or fundraising within a nonprofit or cultural institution desired.
  • Experience supervising volunteers and interns a plus. 
  • Proficiency in database management (experience with Past Perfect is a plus), email marketing platforms (e.g., Constant Contact).
  • Familiarity with Square payment platform a plus.
  • Graphic design skills desired, particularly with Adobe InDesign and Canva software.
  • Proficiency with social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.
  • Ability to navigate a digital environment quickly and efficiently 
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities, and work effectively in a fast-paced and fluid environment, both individuality and as a member of a team a must.
  • Passion for history, culture, and community engagement a must.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement:
SLCHA is committed to providing equal opportunities for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. We are dedicated to fostering an inclusive and diverse work environment where all individuals are valued, respected, and empowered to contribute their unique perspectives and talents. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds and identities to apply. If you require accommodations during the application process or have any questions regarding equal employment opportunities, please contact Marianna Locke, Director of Operations, marianna@slcha.org.

Please note: This position requires extended periods of sitting in front of a computer, standing, and occasional moving or lifting of objects up to 30 lbs. 

Application Instructions:
To apply, please email your resume, cover letter, and contact information for 2 professional references to Marianna Locke, Director of Operations, marianna@slcha.org

In your cover letter, please highlight your relevant experience and why you are interested in joining the SLCHA team. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.