Volunteer Opportunities

The Harn Homestead Museum needs volunteers to assist with the following:

  • Daily Guided Tours at 11:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m.
  • Answering phones and greeting visitors 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
  • Gardening throughout the spring and summer months. Flexible schedule.
  • Territorial Christmas Celebration, First Thursday in December annually
  • Land Run Reenactment, third or fourth week in April annually
  • Assisting with field trips (October, November, March, April, and May)

Training will be provided to each event. Duties include administering children’s craft projects, admissions, tours, and more. To volunteer, call David Sapper, Education Director at 405-235-4058.

Internship Opportunities

The Harn Homestead Museum currently has the following internships available:

Job Descriptions

Development & Fundraising Internship

Internship primarily responsible for assisting Executive Director with fundraising and development efforts for the Harn Homestead Museum.  Duties may include database management, coordination of direct mail fundraising solicitation, data entry, and grant research.

Special Events Internship

Internship primarily responsible for assisting Executive Director with the execution of the Harn Homestead Museum’s 5th annual “Fandango” fundraiser and the annual “Land Run Re-enactment” event.  Duties may include soliciting auction prizes, coordinating event logistics, managing deadlines, coordinating invitation mailings, poster distribution, and other publicity for the event.

Education Internship

Internship primarily responsible for assisting Education Director with the Harn Homestead Museum’s successful educational field trip program.  Duties may include contacting teachers to schedule a field trip, working with elementary students during their program, public speaking, data entry, coordination of gift shop inventory, and volunteer coordination.

Marketing & Public Relations Internship

Internship primarily responsible for assisting Executive Director with the Harn Homestead’s marketing and public relations plan.  Duties may include scheduling the media to cover events, creating press releases, managing media database, and social media/viral marketing opportunities.

Time Commitment

All internships offer a Flexible Schedule and a commitment of a minimum of 180 hours. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Summer office hours are 9:00a.m. - 2:00p.m. Some evening and weekend work is required during special events. Internships are non-paid, and university credit is available. 

Company History

The Harn Homestead is a non-profit historic museum dedicated to preserving the historic homestead that belonged to William Fremont Harn and educating the public about the territorial years of Oklahoma.  The museum encompasses 9.4 acres of original land run property and houses seven historical buildings.  Annually over 15,000 public, private and home-school children participate in the museum’s hands-on educational programming.  In addition, another 10,000 guests visit the property for tours of Mr. & Mrs. Harn’s historic home.  The Harn Homestead is available for private parties and corporate and civic events and also has awareness events and one large fundraiser annually.  


Coursework in communications, public relations, special events, fundraising, education, history or related field preferred.  Must possess a willingness to work with a diverse group of individuals in an outdoor environment.  Must have good organizational, customer service, outside sales, public speaking, excellent computer and time management skills.  Must be willing to dress in historic costumes that are provided when needed.  Work is both outdoors and indoors and does entail a lot of walking and standing. 


All applicants need to send a resume with a cover letter outlining the internship for which you are applying to Harn Homestead at 1721 N. Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City, OK 73105 or via email at [email protected]  No phone calls please.  Since work is with elementary school children, qualified applicants will also need to undergo a background check.