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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

Guest Services

Part-time (seasonal)

Pay rate of $13.00 per hour


We create connections to local history! Do you enjoy working with the public? Are you creative, dependable, and fun? If so, we invite you to join our team! Under the supervision of the Operation and Events Manager, our Guest Service team ensures visitors have a positive experience by providing a friendly greeting and orientation, answering questions, promoting museum events and programs, ensuring guidelines and policies are adhered to, answering phones, and processing retail sales.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Welcome Museum visitors, orientate them to the Museum facility and introduce current exhibitions, activities, and programs.

  • Answer phone and visitor inquiries and reply to general questions with accurate information. Direct specific inquiries to the appropriate staff member.

  • Keep a record of daily attendance

  • Assist in maintaining a stocked and tidy Museum store.

  • Process payments and accurately balance cash and credit transactions utilizing our point-of-sale system.

  • Maintain the cleanliness and neatness of the workspace by performing light cleaning duties such as sanitizing surfaces, emptying trash/recycling, sweeping, and keeping the restrooms stocked and tidy.

  • Prepare for museum opening and closing.

  • Assist where needed with exhibit openings and other Museum events.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Skills and Requirements

  • Excellent interpersonal, conversational, and verbal communication skills.

  • Ability to approach and interact with visitors without hesitation.

  • Regular and predictable attendance and punctuality.

  • Willingness and capacity to acquire new skills and knowledge.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

  • Ability to use basic internet and computer functions.

  • Ability to learn and use point-of-sale software.

  • Must be 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent.

  • Previous customer service experience is preferred.



Please submit a resume and three references to with your interest in this position.

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 upon applying. Selected interns will be placed in their chosen museum department under the supervision of a full-time staff member. Click on the attachments below for more information on department projects, eligibility, and time commitment.

Internship applications have closed for 2024. Check back next summer

for internship opportunities! 

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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