VOLUNTEER & INTERN OPPORTUNITIES

Volunteers provide support in all of the following areas of the Taliesin estate and the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center.

Preservation

Preservation and maintenance of Taliesin’s architecture, both interior and exterior, and the Taliesin Collection is central to the work of our organization. Volunteers with experience in historic preservation, drafting, restoration, masonry, and other building trades support our Preservation team.

Public Access & Special Events

Tours, hiking trails, special events, and cultural programming for adults and children are all avenues to experience the Taliesin estate as a volunteer. Opportunities include supporting the tour program as a steward or contributing to the success of the annual Taliesin Farm Dinners, Shining Brow Awards: A Gala Event, concerts in the Hillside Theater, and educational K-12 and adult programs. Hiking trail improvement for future public access is another new project involving staff and volunteers.

Communications

Staff and volunteers are critical to telling the story of Taliesin Preservation and expanding our network of supporters. We invite those with an interest in photography, videography, marketing, writing and graphic design to volunteer with the Communications team.

Taliesin Landscapes

Perennial and annual flower gardens across the estate connect Frank Lloyd Wright’s architecture to the landscape. Volunteers are invited to assist with the gardens, including the cutting garden, which provides fresh flower arrangements for the Frank Lloyd Wright Visitor Center, estate events, and guests at Taliesin.

Wright gave Taliesin’s cultural landscape prominence in the design and culture of Taliesin. To restore these areas to the 1950s period of restoration, the orchard is being expanded with heirloom apple varieties and the vineyard will be expanded to its original footprint and will include berries and select vegetables. Staff and volunteers with horticulture experience are critical to assist with this work.

Taliesin’s 800 acres are home to native mesic prairies and oak savannas, and restoration work is underway. These natural areas offer an amazing variety of native species that are encouraged by prairie burns. Staff and volunteers also remove invasive trees and shrubs to reveal the character of the ancient open-grown burr oak trees and other legacy trees across the estate.

Taliesin Farms and Food

The estate is an active organic farm managed by Fazenda Boa Terra. Taliesin-grown produce is featured in area farmers markets and is found on the menus of regional fine-dining restaurants, including the Riverview Terrace Café.

 To become a volunteer or intern with us contact hr@taliesinpreservation.org