Get Involved with Foxfire

As a community-based organization, Foxfire strives to create an inclusive environment made up of awesome individuals just like you! We are always looking for volunteers, and offer college-level internships each summer. You can also find any current openings on our team listed below.

Current Openings

Full-Time Advisor, Foxfire Summer Leadership Program

The full-time advisor is responsible for preparation and execution of the Summer Leadership
Program, under the direction of Foxfire’s Director of Education. The Director of Education will
provide the full-time advisor with an outline of goals and activities for the program; the advisor
is responsible for developing daily curriculum to support students through the learning process
and help them design, execute and complete their projects.

See job description here.

Part-Time Advisor, Foxfire Summer Leadership Program

The part-time advisor is responsible for supporting the full-time advisor in preparation and
execution of the Summer Leadership Program, under the direction of Foxfire’s Director of
Education. The Director of Education will provide both advisors with an outline of goals and
activities for the program; the part-time advisor is responsible for collaborating with the full-time
advisor to develop daily curriculum and support students through the learning process by helping
them design, execute and complete their projects. This individual will report to the full-time
advisor and the Director of Education.

See job description here

 

College Internships

Foxfire hosts college-level internships on a semesterly basis. To be considered, applicants must be in their senior year of study, a recent graduate, or currently enrolled in a graduate program. Candidates should be self-motivated and familiar with cultural heritage, but consideration will be given to those coming from related disciplines, including history, anthropology, historic preservation, architecture, archaeology, environmental studies, public history, or education. Ideal candidates will have strong research, writing, and public speaking skills. Interests in historic skills or specific elements of Appalachian heritage are a plus. Applicants should be comfortable in the outdoors, as leading tours throughout the museum campus will be part of internship duties.  

Internship projects can include:

  • Historical research
  • Archival organization
  • Digitization of archival materials
  • Collections care
  • Museum interpretation and guided tours
  • Educational outreach
  • Historic preservation and building maintenance
  • Oral history
  • Community-based initiatives
  • Marketing and social media

Foxfire offers volunteer internships on a semesterly basis.

For more info, contact kami.ahrens@foxfire.org