The Walters Art Museum


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Volunteer for the Museum

Join us in our mission of bringing people and art together for enjoyment, discovery, and learning. The museum relies on the dedication and commitment of over 100 volunteers to help sustain the museum in many ways. If you want to contribute your time, energy and skills to create a place where people of every background can be touched by art, the Walters offers a range of volunteer opportunities.

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How Can You Help?

You might lead student tours, greet visitors or school groups at the door, host at our First Friday events, staff the visitor services desks or box office, or tell families about all the things to do at our family festivals. And, if you are bilingual, you may help in other ways.

Docents

Walters Art Museum Docents complete a year long training program to provide tours to students and visitors of all ages.

Visitor Services Volunteers

Visitor Services volunteer opportunities include the Visitor Information Desk, Admissions Desk, and Member Services Desk

Museum Store Volunteers

Museum Store Volunteers assist customers and provide information about the museum and city.

Special Event Volunteers

Special Event Volunteers check in guests and usher at member events, lectures and seminars, and help guest find their way and provide information at larger events like Family Festivals and Super Thursdays.

Other volunteer positions are available from time to time for well qualified applicants with special skills in Library Science, Art History Research, Language Translation, Collection Management and Technical Writing. Please list relevant experiences in your application.


Volunteer Benefits

Museum Volunteer Guidelines

All volunteers will be expected to:

Application Process

Fill out our online application. If you meet the volunteer job requirements but cannot apply on line, please contact the individual listed on the job description. All positions require basic computer skills and internet access for correspondence, training, and scheduling.

If you are interested in volunteering to fulfill community service hours, we do not offer this program at this time. All volunteers must be 18 or older. For inquiries about Service Learning Hours for High School Students, please see our page for the Walters Art Museum Teen Arts Council (WAMTAC). Opportunities for occasional, short-term, holiday or summer assignments are very limited.

Applications are accepted at all times and will remain on file. Volunteer applicants will be contacted for an interview when a position opens that matches their ability, skills and interests.


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