Old World Wisconsin to hold employee and volunteer open house

Special to The Freeman

Feb. 6, 2015

TOWN OF EAGLE ó Warm weather be months away, but Old World Wisconsin is already gearing up for its 2015 operating season.

The Wisconsin Historical Society site will hold an open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 28 for potential employees and volunteers. The open house will be held at Old World Wisconsinís Clausing Barn, W372-S9727 Highway 67.

Old World Wisconsin is looking for costumed educator/demonstrators, tram drivers, day camp counselors, museum store and restaurant workers, plus a corps of volunteers to help with tasks including greeting guests, gardening, sewing and office help. There are even volunteer opportunities playing historic base ball. For those interested in an immersive gardening experience the historical gardens department is looking for an intern seeking hands-on experience with heirloom plants.

Most roles at the site are seasonal, primarily May through October, and training for most positions begins in April. Information is available at http://wihist.org/2015OWWEmploymentVol or by calling 262-594-6301.
Old World Wisconsin is a 600-acre history attraction featuring interactive environments and immersive stories of 19th- and early 20th-century Midwestern immigrant farm and rural life.

For general information, go to www.oldworldwisconsin.org.