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Volunteering

Our volunteers are the heart and soul of our organization. In 2014 alone, our total volunteer hours were 12,177. That’s over 33 hours a day! Our volunteers help us with a variety of tasks such as digitizing our collections, cleaning our building, performing grounds maintenance and construction work, setting up exhibits, staffing events, providing administrative help, and managing our food services. If you have an interest, we have a project.

For more information or to get involved, please call Kathy Lupold in our Volunteer Association at 440-639-2945 or email her for current opportunities.

Volunteers in Pioneer Village

Membership

Membership at the Lake County Historical Society is a fantastic way to get involved and support your county’s history. Membership entitles you to behind-the-scenes tours, exhibit grand openings, access to our museum and research library for free, and discounted admission to programs and events.

Please remember, we are not a county government organization. We rely on private donations and your membership to support us. By purchasing a membership, you are telling us that we add value to this community. Thank you!

To purchase your membership, please select from the drop down menu below or call 440-639-2945 to purchase today. Memberships are good for 1 year from the date purchased. To see a full list of the 200 reciprocal institutions from 41 different states that your membership will gain you access to, please click here.

Senior, Senior Couple, Individual, Family

  • Free general admission to the museum
  • LCHS newsletter
  • Free library usage
  • 10% discount at Museum Store (consignment items not included)
  • Discounted admission to events

Gold Patron

  • Free general admission to the museum
  • LCHS newsletter
  • Free library usage
  • 10% discount at Museum Store (consignment items not included)
  • Discounted admission to events
  • Two free museum passes
  • 25% discount on use of grounds and/or Heritage Hall rentals
  • Discount on classes and lectures
  • VIP event invitations
  • Recognition in newsletter and annual report

Platinum

  • Free general admission to the museum
  • LCHS newsletter
  • Free library usage
  • 10% discount at Museum Store (consignment items not included)
  • Discounted admission to events
  • Two free museum passes
  • 25% discount on use of grounds and/or Heritage Hall rentals
  • Discount on classes and lectures
  • VIP event invitations
  • Recognition in newsletter and annual report
  • Name engraved on Platinum Membership plaque
  • Special Platinum Member dinner with guest speaker

Membership Options



Job Postings

Internships in Marketing, Collections, Development, and Youth Education are available. Call Elizabeth at 440-639-2945 for more details. 

Please submit all applications to econnor@lakehistory.org

Guest Services Associate

Reports to: Executive Director

Objective: This position with the Lake County Historical Society is a 20hr/week position requiring a positive and outgoing personality. The Guest Services Associate’s primary responsibilities will be to (1) maintain the Lake County History Center’s open hours of 10am-2pm Tues-Saturday, (2) be the positive first face or voice of the organization to visitors and volunteers in person, online, and on the phone, and (3) work with the Executive Director to coordinate museum logistics.

Lake County Historical Society

From 1938 until 1983 a version of the Lake County Historical Society maintained President James A. Garfield’s home in Mentor, Ohio. In 1983, the National Park Service assumed operation and we moved operations to Shadybrook in Kirtland, Ohio. In 2007, the Lake County History Center was created through a purchase of 8-acres from Riverside High School and the former 30,000 sq.ft. Lake County Home. Today, we offer a wide range of changing exhibits, programs and workshops for both adults and youth, site rentals, special events, publications, and outreach programs.

Job Description

  • Answer all emails and phone calls, or direct them to the correct staff member
  • Assist in coordinating volunteer schedules
  • Handle rental hall inquiries
  • Assist with event logistics with staff and volunteers
  • Open and close the museum building performing daily visual checks of the collections on display
  • Provide daily admissions totals and handle gift shop purchases and ticket admissions
  • Maintain museum usage and rental calendar
  • Other duties as assigned

Applicant Qualifications

Required

  • A positive and upbeat personality
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to use Microsoft Office and online research/communication
  • Ability to handle cash, check, and credit card orders. A background check may be required.

Desired

  • Experience with event logistics and coordination
  • Database usage