Volunteers are critical to the fulfillment of the Michener Art Museum’s mission. Support staff is utilized in various areas of the museum. The administrative offices need volunteers with basic office skills, including data entry; the galleries demand responsible, community oriented people; our charming shop needs to be stocked and maintained; our children’s art workshops, both on-site and offsite, need volunteers who enjoy nurturing the creative process; our education department seeks individuals who like to share their enthusiasm for art with others; and our expanding program offerings need special events hosts to ensure that our visitor’s experience at Museum events is a positive one.
Benefits of volunteering at the museum include:
In recognition and appreciation of our great volunteers and their support, we present annual awards in memory of Ann Silverman to the Volunteer, Docent and Junior Volunteer of the Year. View a history of the award and a list of recipients by year.
Read about all the different Volunteer opportunities and apply to be a volunteer:
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The Michener Art Museum offers credit and non-credit college internships for the summer. Projects have included work in one of the following departments: education, collections, visitor services, library and Bucks County Artist Database research project, and marketing and public relations. Internships require a minimum of 15 hours per week for two months and occur between the months of May and August, contingent on the intern’s college requirements and project availability. Learn more!
We are also seeking responsible teen volunteers ages 14 to 18 to become Counselors-in-Training (CITs) at the Michener Art Museum’s many on-site and off-site summer camps. Volunteering at a Michener camp is a fun way to spend part of your summer and a great way to learn about art, education and art museums. You can also add valuable community service experience to your National Junior Honor Society, National Honor Society, resume and college applications. Learn more!
Docents are a vital part of the museum community as they provide enriching and interactive tours for a variety of visitors, including children, adults, families and special interest groups. Volunteer docents provide tours to more than 10,000 children and adults annually. They conduct research, prepare background information on museum exhibitions and collections, and present their research at monthly training sessions. They are also active in presenting outreach slide talks in the community. Learn more!
For further information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator, Kathryn Lathrop, at 215.340.9800 ext. 117 or by e-mail.