380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201

601.960.1515
(toll-free) 1.866.VIEWART

New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Saturday

10 AM - 5 PM

Sunday

noon - 5 PM


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Volunteer

The Museum relies on many committed individuals who volunteer their time and talents to help us keep our programs and operations running smoothly. We are always looking for new, enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in getting more deeply involved with the Museum by giving their time. Look below at our volunteer needs and see if something is of interest to you. For additional questions or to sign up as a volunteer, please email a completed application form to Sarah Wade, Manager of Visitor and Member Services, at swade@msmuseumart.org or 601.960.1515.

Areas of Opportunity

Visitor Services Volunteer
Our greeters are, in many ways, the face of the Museum. They are the first people a visitor sees upon arrival to the Museum and are critical to ensuring that a visitor’s experience gets off to a good start. Greeters help orient visitors to the layout of the Museum, answer questions about current exhibitions, assist with greeting group tours, and provide interactive activities to visitors upon request. Typical time commitment: one to two days per week for approximately 2-4 hours per day Age: 18+

Gallery Host
Gallery Hosts are our Visitor Services Volunteers who are present throughout the Museum gallery spaces. Gallery Hosts help to maintain visual standards and actively engage with visitors as they move through the gallery. They help orient visitors to the layout of the Museum, answer questions about current exhibitions, assist with group tours, and provide interactive activities to visitors upon request. Requirement:Learn/memorize information about exhibitions and undergo training on visitor experience. Typical time commitment: one to two days per week for approximately 2-4 hours per day. Age 18+

Garden/Floral Arrangement Volunteer
Create beautiful floral arrangements from The Art Garden and showcase them in the lobby, at desks and in the restrooms of the Museum. Upcoming Assist in the maintenance of the Art and Walker Gardens at the Museum. Requirements: Floral and/or gardening experience preferred. Typical time commitment: 2-4 hours per week. Age 16+

Education Volunteer
The Education Department at the Museum offers a variety of programming for its various audiences at the Museum as well as in local schools and at festivals. Volunteers are needed to assist with programs in the studio, such as Look and Learn with Hoot, The Museum School and Family Days. An interest in helping children is a bonus, since many of our programs revolve around school-aged kids. Typical time commitment: Summer weekdays and as needed. Age 16+

Events Volunteer
Concerts, Festivals, After-hours events, etc. In addition to educational and exhibition-related programming, the Museum holds numerous special events each year. Volunteers are needed to help with setup and promotion before the event, as well as various staffing duties during the even itself, such as conducting surveys and helping to inform and direct visitors. A desire to interact and engage with the public is a plus. Requirements: Ability to lift 50 lbs. and actively stand for 2 hours or more. Typical time commitment: as needed. Age 18+

Marketing Volunteer
Marketing assistants work directly with the Marketing department on different levels. Helping to build and stuff large scale mailings, go into the community and dispense marketing materials, general office work and more. Typical time commitment: as needed. Age 18+

The Museum offers other independent volunteer opportunities. Please e-mail swade@msmuseumart.org for more information.