Volunteers play an important role at the African American Civil War Museum.  If you have a love of history volunteering at the museum may be the right place for you.  The volunteer program provides a wide range of volunteer opportunities.  Volunteers assist with education, interpretation, fundraising, administrative support and special events.

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Email your application to dawnchitty(at)afroamcivilwar.org, subject line: AACWMM Volunteer



Education Outreach Fellow
The African American Civil War Museum seeks two enthusiastic and self-motivated Education Outreach Fellow who have a passion for promoting the mission and programs of the African American Civil War Museum to schools and groups.  The Education Fellows will be responsible for managing relationships with educators, schools and community leaders and have full responsibility for achieving planned sales goals within their territory.  Outreach Fellow will execute the full outreach cycle from prospecting to field trip planning while reporting to the Director of Education.  

Applicants should have a bachelor's degree and at least one year experience in a museum, or working with school and community partnerships.  Qualified applicants should submit cover letter and resume to dawnchitty@afroamcivilwar.org with "Outreach Coordinator" in the subject line, by January 20, 2017.  


The African American Civil War Museum is seeking the participation of interns in several areas to assist with a variety of projects during the spring, summer and fall of 2017. The available internships are listed below along with a brief description of their requirements and other relevant information.  Spring internships start in January, Summer in May and Fall in August; however, there is some flexibility. We consider proposals for internships outside of posted announcements.  If you are seeking an internship in interpretation and research, education, marketing, and development, or web/media and do not see one listed that addresses your interest, please send a cover letter, resume, two letters of reference and outline of your proposed internship objectives to dawnchitty(at)afroamcivilwar.org.  Deadlines: Spring November 22, 2016, Summer April 18, 2017, Fall June 20, 2017

Applicants should be resourceful, willing to take on new challenges, comfortable interacting with people in a variety of situations, demonstrate strong written and oral communications skills, and attention to detail.

Education and Public Engagement Internship:

Students with a desire to share the history of the United States Colored Troops with the public will provide guided tours of the museum, conduct education programs for school groups, assist with planning and preparation for education and public programs in addition to working on an individual project.  Projects may include; research, program design, visitor satisfaction studies, early childhood education programs, and other projects related to the function of the education at the museum. The internship is unpaid. Expected commitment minimum of 10 hours per week.  Task will range from:

  • Welcome visitors and present history in a variety of hands-on learning opportunities.
  • Wear historical clothing to promote specific historical themes or celebrations.
  • Participate in interpretive planning, and exhibit development.
  • Assist with educational outreach efforts such as social media and web content development.

Curatorial Research Internship:

This internship offers a student the opportunity to work alongside staff to research and contribute toward the development of the African American Civil War Museum's planned exhibits.  Two internship positions are available.  Expected commitment approximately 10 to 15 hours per week.  Task will range from:

  • Assist with scholarly historical research for use in Museum exhibitions, publications, and programs.
  • Photograph, describe, and document artifacts.
  • Create and maintain databases of the collections.
  • Write finding aids.
  • Assist with care and basic conservation of objects in the collections.
  • Prepare materials for fund-raising purposes.




Female RE-Enactors of Distinction: African American Ladies of the Civil War
Auxiliary Organization of the African American Civil War Museum

Recognizing our struggle for freedom and in keeping with our traditions as an African American people, dressed in period clothing to portray women of the Civil War Era who contributed to our history, it is our mission to educate the public and to promote the accomplishments of the African American Civil War Soldiers and the women who supported their fight for freedom.  We engage in re-enactments, dramatic readings, and various other educational programs in order to share the stories of these distinctive men and women.

If you would like to invite the ladies of FREED to your event you may contact the following:

Pat Tyson      202.577.6956

Joyce Bailey   301.404.2991

Judy Williams  202.526.8521