When volunteering for the Nevada Museum of Art, you belong to a special group of dedicated individuals who donate their time and experience to helping sustain the many activities of the organization. 165 individual Volunteers donated over 8700 hours in 2014, an in-kind hours donation of $172,347. Volunteers give their time and talent throughout all departments of the Museum.
The Museum offers a limited number of unpaid internships per year. An intern may work for a particular department or cover a range of departments. Where possible, efforts are made to match interns to a department or a special project that marries their skill set with Museum need.
Please see Jobs and Internships page for more information.
Customer service volunteers interested in staffing the Museum Store or the admissions desk serve as the primary contact between the Museum and the general public. A friendly welcoming attitude is required. Duties include greeting and assisting guests, coat/bag check and selling gift items, tickets and tuition. Customer service volunteers also serve as ushers for events hosted in the Theater.
Administrative volunteers provide valuable office and clerical support. Duties include filing, word processing, mailings, distribution of printed materials, research and data input.
Exhibition and Curatorial Support
Volunteers assisting with exhibition installation become part of a team responsible for prepping, painting, labeling, and cleaning. Art handling training is required. Curatorial support includes assistance with data entry, research, filing and special projects.
Docents host guided tours and workshops about the exhibitions and collections. Tours are given daily to a large range of groups who vary in age and interest. Specialized training and a love of public speaking is required to become be in the docent program.
Hospitality and Event Support
Hospitality volunteers assist with the staffing of numerous Museum events. From regularly scheduled events such as First Thursday, Second Saturday and other Museum events, volunteer duties include checking in registered guests, coat check, set up and tear down, and greeting and directing guests.
Reseach Library & Archive Support
The Center for Art + Environment Research Library & Archives is staffed by volunteers with duties that include greeting and assisting guests and working on special projects.