Volunteer

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, MAM is not currently accepting applications for volunteers. 

Volunteers are at the core of MAM education programming and are critical to every offering we have from tours to classroom workshops, to research. Volunteers can engage at their comfort level: weekly, monthly, or occasionally. Our volunteer community at MAM is full of new friends who want to learn and serve the arts community of Missoula together. No previous art education or art experience is necessary! MAM’s education team will train you in the necessary skills and best practices.

Become an Art Docent

MAM volunteer docents lead hundreds of school children through exhibitions each year. Docents also have the opportunity to lead tours for adults and a variety of special populations that particularly interest them: our Creative Aging programs, serving adults with dementia and aphasia, students with special needs, early childhood tours for our youngest children, and our summer ARTreach tours for summer camps serving under resourced children.

MAM’s education team offers monthly trainings for those interested in becoming docents. These trainings will provide the necessary tools, skills, and practice for new docents and are also appropriate for returning docents who want to stay in practice and up-to-date on changing exhibitions. Each training includes an orientation to MAM’s interpretive strategy, which is inquiry-based.

New docents must attend trainings, shadow tours, and be shadowed. Docents who volunteer six hours or more will receive a FREE Membership, which includes a 10% discount on classes, workshops, and bookstore purchases, as well as invitations to member-only events.

For more information or to join MAM’s community of volunteer docents, email Jenny Bevill, Educator and Outreach Specialist at jenny@missoulaartmuseum.org

Become an Education Intern

Interested in working alongside professional teaching artists and exhibiting arts in the classroom during the Fifth Grade Art Experience, summer camps, or a scheduled class or workshop? Education Volunteers assist with a variety of art classes and workshops for all ages and abilities while gaining training in best practices in art education. Complete the Education Intern Application below and return it to Kay Grissom-Kiely, Curator of Education at kay@missoulaartmuseum.org

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Become a MAM on the Move Volunteer

MAM on the Move! takes engaging hands-on project on the road to a variety of sites and events around Missoula. If you would like to represent MAM at these pop-up events please fill out a volunteer form and send it to Jenny Bevill, MAM’s Educator and Outreach Specialist at jenny@missoulaartmuseum.org

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