Model Railroad Conductor

Engage with museum guests at the All Aboard model railroad exhibit! The five train, 35-foot HO-scale layout features Milwaukee landmarks. The Conductor may be tasked with basic daily upkeep but will mainly engage with guests of all ages during open hours. The main goal of this role is to answer questions about the layout and facilitate understanding of how railroads work and have impacted the development of Milwaukee and innovation in general. Shifts available Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am-4:00pm.

Conductors can be seated for portions of their shift, but some standing, and walking will be required.


Minimum age 14 years old or 12-14 with an adult. Online Background Check for those over 18 and Liability Waiver and Confidentiality Policy required.


Training and background materials provided.


Minimum 1 shift per month for a total of 28 hours (8 shifts). Shifts available Wednesday-Sunday 9:00am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:00pm.

Application Instructions

To apply, please fill out a Volunteer Application online using the “Apply Now” button below, or contact the Volunteer Coordinator at 414-765-8629 or Applications accepted on a rolling basis.

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