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Volunteer Opportunities

Docent Program

Docents give daily tours that explore highlights of the Gallery’s permanent collection in an engaging way.

At this time we are not accepting applications for the docent program.

 

 

School Docent Program

School docents facilitate student-centered, thematic tours for thousands of children, from age 4 through grade 12, providing rich and memorable experiences with works of art in the Gallery’s permanent collection.

At this time we are not accepting applications for the school docent program.

Gallery Archives

Volunteers in the archives assist with projects that make the Gallery’s unique archival holdings discoverable. Volunteer work may include rehousing materials, creating box lists, and assisting with digitization projects. For more information on volunteer opportunities in the Gallery Archives, please send your résumé to [email protected].

At this time we are not accepting applications for the Gallery Archives program.

Horticulture

The division of horticulture recruits volunteers with a passion for gardening. There are volunteer opportunities both indoors and out, depending on the volunteer's preference and the horticulture department's current projects. Volunteers are welcome to start at any time of year and are encouraged to commit for one year (eight hours a month) as a way to experience the different seasons of horticulture with the Gallery. For more information on volunteer opportunities in the Gallery Archives, please send your résumé to [email protected].

Library

The National Gallery of Art Library houses exceptional resources for researchers—from special exhibitions to collections of rare books, handmade artists’ books, periodicals, and art images. For information on volunteer opportunities in the National Gallery of Art Library, please send your résumé to the Research and Programs Librarian at: [email protected].

Teen Volunteer Program

The department of teacher, school, and family programs recruits local high school student volunteers for the fall and spring terms. Student volunteers assist with clerical and administrative tasks that support the department's education programs.

At this time we are not accepting applications for the Teen Volunteer program.

Visitor Experience Volunteer Program

Visitor Experience Volunteers welcome visitors on behalf of the National Gallery of Art and provide assistance in a variety of ways to make every experience of the Gallery as rich and rewarding as possible. Volunteers provide information to visitors about the Gallery, its permanent collection, special exhibitions, public programs, and facilities.

At this time we are not accepting applications for the visitor experience volunteer program.

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