Volunteer/Employment Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the End of the Oregon Trail!

Our volunteers share directly in the mission of Historic Oregon City, serving visitors and the local community at our various sites. They are involved in a range of activities that seek to preserve our heritage, educate the public and interpret the history of the Oregon Territory, Clackamas County, and Oregon City, the western terminus of the Oregon Trail. As a volunteer, you can help in the visitor information center, act as docent in the interpretive center, lead school group tours, maintain buildings and grounds, research exhibits, organize collections, or tell us about your other skills and interests that might help the End of the Oregon Trail in a whole new way.

If you are interested in joining the team at the End of the Oregon Trail, fill out the form below (scroll towards bottom of page) or come pick up a paper application from the visitor center. We will contact you as soon as we have a chance to review your application. Thanks for your interest!


Please visit our website www.historicoregoncity.org for information on our
mission and programs. Thank you for your interest in joining us at the official End of the Oregon Trail!

Employer: End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive & Visitor Information Center (Clackamas Heritage Partners, CHP)
Location: 1726 Washington St., Oregon City OR 97045
Job Title: Interpreter / Living History Enactor
Job Type: Full Time 35 hours a week
Expected Start/End Date: April / May 2022 – Until further notice

Clackamas Heritage Partners responsibilities as guardians of our mission, to “preserve the heritage, educate the public and interpret the history of the Oregon Trail, Clackamas County and Oregon City, the western terminus of the Oregon Trail,” include providing unique enriched programs and, diverse, inclusive and authentic stories of history impacted by the Westward Migration ending at “The End of the Oregon Trail,” influencing the development of the Oregon territory.

Job Description: Our visitors are all ages from all around the world small to large, multi-cultural groups. Historical knowledge of the Oregon Trail is helpful and will also be included as part of the training.

– Starting pay $16.00 an hour
– Oregon State regulated sick time and Oregon Saves programs
– Staff development/trainings, flexible work schedule, opportunities when possible and store discounts.

Duties would include but not be limited to:
•Working with groups, to complete hands-on activities and present materials that teach the historical significance of the activity. Activities could include butter Making, packing the Wagon, letter writing and candle dipping.
•Conducting group presentations for various schools, colleges and travel agents and others.
•Presenting interactive presentations to larger groups. Presentations include a discussion of Oregon Trail landmarks, pioneer life, and the impact of the Western Migration on America.

Essential Functions: Educate and interpret history for a fun interactive experience children, parents and teachers will remember. Maintaining, organizing and cleaning work areas after each group is an essential responsibility we value.

Required Qualifications: No experience needed. A passion for history, education, and people is a benefit. Customer service, teamwork, communication skills, positive attitude, ability to focus in chaotic situations, flexibility and grace are qualities that will enable you to enjoy this employment opportunity.

Physical Demands: While performing the duties of this position requires mobility.

Work Conditions: Classroom type working conditions. The noise level in the work area is typical of most elementary class room environments with children, adults, personal interruptions, and background noises.

Supervision Received: End of the Oregon Trail Education Coordinator will conduct training and supervision for the School / Group Interpreters.

Please contact Gail Yazzolino, Executive Director with questions and resume materials at 503-
307-1773 or gail@historicoregoncity.org

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