Volunteer Opportunities

Interested in Volunteering with the William S. Hart Museum?

The William S. Hart Museum is the former retirement home of the famed silent film star and contains original furnishings, an outstanding Western art collection, Native American artifacts, and Mr. Hart's personal memorabilia from early Hollywood. When you become a Hart Volunteer, you join a dedicated and passionate team of individuals who work together to engage guests with the Hart collections and keep William S. Hart's legacy alive. Hart Volunteers assist in the following ways:

Museum Tours

Volunteers guide the public through the home itself on walking tours, helping visitors explore William S. Hart, his legacy, his home, and the Museum's collections. These tours engage guests with Mr. Hart's life and times as well as Western art, history, nature, Native American culture, animals, and Spanish Colonial Revival style architecture.

Educational Outreach Program

The Hart Museum partners with Santa Clarita Valley elementary schools to connect 3rd and 4th grade students with local history. Bringing interactive and hands-on education programs into the classrooms, outreaches complement the schools' curricula and provide the students a chance to learn more about local history with artifact replicas and interactive activities. Volunteers assist the staff with the outreach programs and work directly with the students and the hands-on objects / activities.

Gift Store

The Friends of Hart Park Gift Store, the Trading Post, offers a variety of Western and Native American items for sale including jewelry, clothing, and accessories, as well as Hart's films, Western books, and other novelties. Volunteers in the Gift Store facilitate sales of the shop's merchandise and engage with visitors about William S. Hart, the Park and Museum, and public programs.

Special Events

Volunteers also assist with special programs, projects, and events as needed and / or desired.

You do not need any special experience or background to become a Hart Volunteer — just an interest in the Hart material and an enthusiasm for working with our amazing visitors. So consider joining the volunteer team at the William S. Hart Museum! You can help us connect our guests with nature, history, and Hollywood!

The William S. Hart Museum is an affiliate of the Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. All volunteers receive the benefits of both museum programs.

Call Margi Bertram, Administrator, at (661)-254-4584 for more information.

Or you can email at mbertram@nhm.org.

Especially needed -- Weekend volunteers

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