380 South Lamar Street
Jackson, MS 39201


New Museum Hours

Tuesday - Thursday

11 AM - 7 PM

Friday - Sunday

11 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday - Thursday (Senior Hours)

10 AM - 11 AM

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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 enthusiastic volunteers who are interested in becoming more involved at the Museum. The mission of the Mississippi Museum of Art is to connect Mississippi to the world, and the power of art to the power of community. By volunteering your time and talent, you’ll be helping to fulfill this mission by supporting and strengthening Mississippi’s art community.

Please note that all volunteers must complete a volunteer application and consent to a criminal background check.

For additional questions or to sign up as a volunteer, please email Sarah Wade, Manager of Visitor and Member Services at swade@msmuseumart.org or call the museum at 601-960-1515.

Join us for our first Volunteer Orientation February 3rd, 2020!

Areas of Opportunity

Visitor Services Volunteer
Love meeting and engaging with new people? Visitor Services Volunteers greet and orient visitors to the layout of the Museum, answer questions about current exhibitions, assists with group tours, and provide interactive activities to visitors upon request.

Requirement: 18+
Commitment: 2-4 Hours per day as needed

Gallery Host
Interested in learning more about our current exhibitions? Gallery hosts are present throughout the Museum gallery gallery spaces. Gallery Hosts help maintain visual standards, actively engage with visitors as they move through an exhibitions, and help ensure the protection of artwork.

Requirement: Age 18+

Commitment: As needed

Garden/Floral Arrangement Volunteer

Have a green thumb and don’t mind getting your hands dirty? Assist in the maintenance of The Art Garden and other green spaces or create beautiful floral arrangements directly from them!

Requirement:16+; Floral and/or gardening experience preferred.

Commitment: 2-4 hours per week.

Education Volunteer
Have a passion for teaching others? Volunteer with students of all ages through a variety of educational programming. Some of the Museum’s most popular programs include Look & Learn with Hoot, the Museum School Summer Camp, and Family Days!

Requirement: Age 16+

Time Commitment: Summer weekdays and as needed.

Events Volunteer
Want to put your creative and social skills to use? Help the Museum put on exciting public events including concerts, festivals, and after hour programs!

Requirements: 18+ (Ability to lift 50 lbs. and actively stand for 2 hours or more.)

Commitment: As needed.

Marketing Volunteer
Have interest or experience in promoting causes you are passionate about? Help promote and connect the Museum community by working directly with the Marketing Department.

Requirement: 18+

Typical time commitment: As needed.

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