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The National Nordic Museum Closure

In accordance with Washington State COVID-19 restrictions, the Museum facility is temporarily closed for all indoor activities. Online events and activities will go on as scheduled. The Museum's Store is open for mail order only and is available here.





Volunteers Needed!

Whether you’re looking to celebrate your heritage, support your local non-profit, meet like-minded people, or learn a new skill, volunteering with the National Nordic Museum is a fun, rewarding way to celebrate Nordic history and modern values with your community. We invite you to join us in sharing the Nordic spirit!

As a National Nordic Museum volunteer, we offer many benefits together with our thanks for your time and talent. Your benefits will include: 

  • Free admission to the Museum
  • Discounts in the Museum Store and at our café, Freya
  • Special, volunteer-only events and parties
  • Insider access to our programs and events
  • The opportunity to meet others who share your interests
  • Free admission to area museums during National Volunteer Appreciation Week
  • ...and more!

We are temporarily closed, but look forward to welcoming our volunteers back when we reopen. We are currently recruiting new volunteers for:

  • Our weekend Visitors Services team to assist in Admissions, the Museum Store, and as Gallery Ambassadors
  • Programs and special events support
  • Special Exhibitions monitors for our temporary exhibitions

If you are interested in becoming a National Nordic Museum volunteer, please fill out our Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please contact Timothy Krumland, Volunteer Coordinator, at timothyk@nordicmuseum.org



Current Volunteers

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Volunteer Opportunities

Gallery Assistants

We are recruiting Special Exhibition volunteers to be a part of our visitor experience for Among Forests and Lakes in February 2021. In addition to checking tickets at the door, volunteers will help enhance the visitor experience by answering questions about the Museum and the exhibition, as well as provide security for the invaluable exhibitions items in our care. 

Interested in becoming a volunteer at the National Nordic Museum?

Start by filling out a Volunteer Application!

If you have any questions, please email Volunteer Coordinator Timothy Krumland or call 206.789.5707 ext. 7012.



Under the direction of the Marketing Director, the Marketing Department seeks a marketing intern to work with the Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer.

This is an unpaid internship position that lasts through the duration of Fall Quarter 2020, with the option to extend through Winter Quarter 2021, with a commitment of 10 hours per week. The work schedule will be determined based on availability once a candidate is selected.  

Download the full job description here

To Apply: Please email resume and cover letter to Volunteer Coordinator Timothy Krumland.

Volunteer Tributes

Each year at the Northern Lights Auktion, we honor volunteers and members who make an extraordinary contribution to the Museum.

View our tribute to Bert Lundh, honored at the 2011 Northern Lights Auktion

View our tribute to Olaf Kvamme, honored at the 2012 Northern Lights Auktion