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Employment Opportunities


Join our Team! The Tri-Cities Historical Museum (TCHM) offers employment opportunities in a wide variety of areas. Whether you are advancing your career or looking for a rewarding part-time job, we hope you will consider joining our team as we create connections to local history. 

Current Openings

Volunteer and Community Engagement Coordinator: This role provides oversight and management of the Volunteer team and heads community outreach and engagement at the Tri-Cities Historical Museum. They are responsible for managing the daily operations of the Volunteer program, including recruitment, training and scheduling of individual and group volunteers and interns. This position maintains a consistent, positive presence in the Tri-Cities community to meet organizational goals. Click here to see the full job description. Please email your cover letter and resume to

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum is an equal opportunity employer. We will not discriminate and will take affirmative action measures to ensure against discrimination in employment, recruitment, advertisements for employment, compensation, termination, upgrading, promotions, and other conditions of employment against any employee or job applicant on the bases of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.

Internship Opportunities

Summer Internships

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum’s Summer Internship Program offers (3) internship opportunities in various museum departments for undergraduate and graduate students. Each intern will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of internship. Internships will take place at either the Akeley Building (200 Washington Ave. Grand Haven, MI 49417) or at the Community Archive & Research Center (14110 172nd Ave, Grand Haven, MI 49417).


About the Program: The Tri-Cities Historical Museum offers meaningful experiences for interns through hands-on learning, high-quality training, professional development, mentorship, networking opportunities and essential skill-building. Prospective interns should have an interest in the areas of: history, public programs, museum studies, education, curatorial, conservation, special events, archives, communications, community engagement, and/or digital experience. A successful candidate will possess: excellent written and verbal communication, efficient time management, and the ability to work well in a collaborative and creative setting.


Each intern will review and choose a department of interest and (1) project upon applying. Selected interns will be placed in their chosen museum department under the supervision of a full-time staff member. Click on the attachment below for more information on department projects, eligibility, and commitment.

For consideration, all applicants must submit the following:

TCHM Intern Application Form 

Cover Letter


(3) References

2024 Summer Internship opportunities will be posted February, 2024

Scholarship Opportunities

Drake Middlemist Scholar

The Tri-Cities Historical Museum offers annual grants to a person or persons to undertake a specific historic project in the area of local research, oral history or education promoting the historic background surrounding the people, places, and events associated with the Tri-Cities area.  The award may include training, travel, and research expenses of the Drake Middlemist Scholar.  The award may also include the costs of a speaker, exhibit, artifact purchase, or other expense that supports the work of the Drake Middlemist Scholar.  


For consideration, all applicants must submit the following:

Drake Middlemist Application Form 

Cover Letter

Annual Deadlines are March 1 and September 1

Please address questions and application materials to: 


Erica Layton, Executive Director


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