This February, you’re invited to participate in our New Operator Training. This hands-on course will teach you how to operate our trolleys and start your process to qualify as a museum operator.
As a PTM operator, you’ll have the opportunity to make sure each visitor has an exciting journey back in time to the Trolley Era. Treat them to rides along our two-mile track on some of the many restored trolleys in our collection.
You’ll also have the chance to connect with our community of volunteers who share a passion for trolleys, history, and education. Scheduling is completely flexible. Operate once a week, once or month, or a couple times a year! We’ll be glad to have your help.
If you would like to get involved but cannot make it, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to be informed of future classes.
Sign up with the following form: New Operator Application
Attendance is required on both dates. Class will be held from 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm at our West Campus location at 1 Museum Road. Please bring a copy of your driver’s license and lunch for both days.
Materials will be provided, including a binder with an Operations Manual and other training info. If you’d like to get a head start, please reach out, and we’ll send you the materials! Interested operators should also please consider signing up to learn about ways to make sure each guest has a great visit at Museum Guide Training (offered both on March 2 and 10).
To participate in training, you must be 14 years of age and a current member of the museum. (Operators must select “Regular Membership” or any tier above, except for those currently in school, who may apply for “Student Membership.”) New operators must also complete their clearances (instructions here) before training.
In order to complete training and become an official operator, students must do the following: attend both days of group operator training, complete 1 day of individual training and 15 days of student operation (scheduled at your convenience), and pass a proficiency test.
Space is limited so RSVP today!
**Please be advised that all volunteers are required to have up-to-date PA State Clearances. Click here to view clearance instructions.**