Volunteer

The Museum’s dedicated volunteers are an integral part of its success. Since the opening of our new facility, countless volunteer hours have been provided by hundreds of members of our community, who make it possible for the Museum to offer a wide array of meaningful art experiences for adults and children alike. To contribute your time and talents, please explore the following opportunities and download an application here.

For more information about volunteering with the Taubman Museum of Art, please contact Caroline Adams at 540-204-4114 or volunteers[at]taubmanmuseum[dot]org.

Administrative Office Volunteer

Office volunteers work with different departments within the museum to assist with administrative tasks.

Art Venture Volunteer

Working in Art Venture is an excellent opportunity for those interested in art and education to gain hands on experience.  Volunteers will work with children ages 2 – 14 and families. We have opportunities during the week with our Gallery ART workshops, PTA outreach and every Saturday for Spectacular Saturdays.

Docent

Docents serve as tour guides for school and adult groups and individuals visiting the museum. Volunteers who elect to be docents will have the opportunity to participate in monthly education trainings and will be able to shadow current docents and be matched with a docent as a mentor.

Gallery Host

Gallery Hosts welcome visitors into the 2nd floor galleries.  The host will be knowledgeable about individual collections in order to provide visitors with background information as requested (“cheat sheets” are available at the admissions desk.)

Gallery Installation Volunteer

Installation Volunteers assist in the galleries with installing and taking down exhibitions.  They will train to prepare the galleries for each exhibition.  This is a great way to learn how the museum works behind the scenes and become a vital part of the museum’s installation team.

Special Events Volunteer

Special Events Volunteers help with various annual events including: the Women’s Luncheon, Sidewalk Art Show, Art of Golf, member receptions, and other occasions.  Volunteers may assist staff with all aspects of planning and preparation, set up and clean up, and assisting during the event.

Visitor Services Volunteer

Give a great first impression! Visitor Services Volunteers greet museum visitors, direct them to the appropriate entry point, pass out information, answer questions about exhibition locations, current and future exhibits, and encourage guests to participate in creative programming and activities. Greeters also leave an important lasting impression as they thank departing guests.