Get Involved with the Museum
The Asheville Art Museum is always on the lookout for volunteers. These are great opportunities for those who are passionate about the Asheville Art Museum to share their enthusiasm with our visitors and patrons.
Visitor Services Volunteers
Our Visitor Services Volunteers greet visitors, assist with ticket and merchandise sales, answer questions about the Asheville Art Museum and provide guest information, and monitor the galleries. If you are interested in joining our outstanding team of visitor services/Museum Shop volunteers, please return a completed volunteer application form to Laura Wheeler, Visitor Services & Museum Shop Manager, or call 828.253.3227 to learn more.
Education Volunteers work with the Education Department to assist with programs for family programs (Tot Time, Family Days), free days, and adult programs (ushering, ticket sales, way-finding). If you are interested in becoming an education volunteer, please return a completed volunteer application form to Sharon McRorie, Education Programs Coordinator, or call 828.253.3227 x124 to learn more.
Special Events Volunteers work with Museum staff to organize, promote, set-up, monitor, and/or clean-up special events at the Museum. Special events include exhibition openings/previews, walking tours, social events (TOAST Asheville, Museum Gala), education programs (lectures, workshops), and more. Events are a great way to share information about the Museum with visitors and to meet other arts enthusiasts in the Asheville area. If you are interested in becoming an events volunteer, please return a completed volunteer application form to Laura Wheeler, Visitor Services & Museum Shop Manager, or call 828.253.3227 to learn more.
Collections Management Volunteers (fall 2017)
Collections Management Volunteers assist the curatorial team with the documentation and care of the Museum’s Permanent Collection of 20th- and 21st-century American art. Assistance is especially needed with entering information and images into the EmbARK collections database as part of a larger project to make more collections information available online to the general public. Volunteers should be self-motivated, organized, and detail-oriented with good computer skills and a knack for precision. A commitment of at least three hours each week on Monday, Wednesday, or Friday is desired.
This opportunity is excellent for college-level students interested in a museum career to develop their skills in database management, museum record-keeping, art-handling, condition-reporting, and inventory procedures. This is a volunteer position and is not eligible for school credit.
If you are interested in becoming a collections management volunteer, please return a completed volunteer application form to Kristi McMillan, Adult Programs Manager, or call 828.253.3227 x122 to learn more.
Leading group tours as a Museum Docent is a rewarding and wonderful way to share your love of art with students, children and adults. The Education staff provides ongoing docent trainings, which include exclusive previews of new exhibitions and behind-the-scenes discussions with Museum curators and special guests.
The Museum offers internships for current undergraduate and graduate students, and recent graduates. High-school students may also be considered.