At this time we are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 Class. Due to the COVID-19 closure, we have not yet made a decision about recruiting a Class of 2021. Please check back after Labor Day.
Participation in the program requires a two-year commitment of time and service.
Weekday volunteers assume responsibility for one four-hour morning or afternoon shift per week, with a minimum requirement of 46 shifts per year. Weekend volunteers accept a similar four-hour obligation on alternate Saturdays or Sundays, with a minimum requirement of 23 shifts per year.
A willingness to devote additional time to learning about the Gallery’s collections and attending enrichment programs is expected of each volunteer. Attendance at a specified number of in-service meetings also is required.
The volunteer orientation program includes an initial course conducted on selected Saturdays in the spring by the art information staff. Prospective volunteers are introduced to the Gallery’s collections, policies, programs, and administrative structure. Training includes lectures, discussions, building and gallery tours, and home assignments.
In addition to the formal training sessions, prospective volunteers are asked to follow regularly scheduled tours of the collections, attend several gallery talks and other programs, and work with a mentor.
After successfully completing the course and serving a probationary period, candidates assume their responsibilities at the Information Desks.