Employment Opportunities with the Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center is an equal opportunity employer. Positions will be posted on our employment page as they become available.
The Freedom Center only accepts resumes and applications for available and posted positions. Please be sure to check our employment page frequently for the most current list of employment opportunities. We are unable to provide the status of applications and resumes. Therefore, we request that no phone calls be made for this purpose.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Positions are available in the following areas:
Internships at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center offers unpaid internships to students who would like to gain experience and work as part of a team in completing significant projects. Our internship program is open to students of an accredited institution of higher education and will be entering their Sophomore, Junior or Senior year as an undergraduate. Students can volunteer in order to earn academic credit or to gain experience. Please contact your advisor to inquire about your school's policy.
Internships are available in the following areas:
- Strategic Initiatives
- Exhibitions Intern
- Collections Intern
- Social Media
Once we receive your application and completed materials, we will send you a "confirmation", alerting you that your application has been received. In that communication, you will be notified whether or not an intern position is available. If there is a position available, we will communicate to you what your next steps will be.
WHAT WE NEED FROM YOU:
- Your completed Intern Application
- Cover letter explaining what you would like to learn from the Freedom Center and why the Freedom Center is important to you
- Your signed Background Authorization Check form
- Your Reference Forms
- Your resume
- Your official transcript from accredited institution
Any application packets received without ALL of the above items will NOT be considered.
You may choose to send your application packets via any one of the following methods: Mail, email or fax to the address below:
Jodie P. McFarland
Manager of Volunteer Initiatives
National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202
E-mail: JMcFarland@nurfc.org – (please put "intern application packet" in the subject line) Fax: 513-333-7716
Volunteer at the Freedom Center
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center's volunteer program inspires individuals to serve as ambassadors demonstrating the values of courage, cooperation and perseverance for all people.
Volunteers at the Freedom Center are sometimes referred to as "Freedom Conductors," to acknowledge the giant footsteps in which they walk. Inspired by Harriet Tubman, John Rankin and John Parker, and more-people who had their freedom but risked it to help others- our volunteers help fight "unfreedoms" by giving of themselves to the Freedom Center in hopes of changing their community.
Volunteers have been integral in every stage of the Freedom Center's young life-from conception to groundbreaking to grand opening to each day we're open to the public. They lead school tours, interpret exhibits, staff the Family Search Center, greet guests, work in the gift shop, speak in the community about the Freedom Center, office administrative support, serve on committees, plan events-and so much more.
Are you eager to learn new things, utilize your skills and meet new people? Are you looking for ways you can make a difference in your school, community and your world?
As a Freedom Conductor (volunteer) you will:
- Be a key member of our team
- Provide support and expertise crucial for success
- Be matched to an opportunity that meets your interests and abilities
- join a team of diverse individuals who believe in freedom for all people
- Make a difference and inspire others! Become a Freedom Conductor today!
- Youth Docent
- Exhibit Interpreter
- Special Event Guides
- Family Search Center
- Gift Shop Associate
- On-Call Volunteer
For more information on volunteering contact:
Jodie P. McFarland, Manager of Volunteer Initiatives
513-333-7508 or JMcFarland@nurfc.org