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Arts & Culture

Age Minimum (with Adult): 14+, Minimum Age:18+

Volunteer at the Knoxville Museum of Art!!

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNTIES AT THE KMA

Why Volunteer at the KMA?

§ Work with interesting and creative people

§ Contribute to the arts in your community

§ Develop new job skills

§ Have fun and make new friends

 

Volunteer Perks

§ Annual Volunteer Appreciation Reception

§ 15% discount on museum shop merchandise

§ Access to training about new exhibitions

 

Volunteer Inquiries

Please send all volunteer inquiries to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Chelsea Lloyd

clloyd@knoxart.org 

 

YEAR ROUND OPPORTUNITIES:

ADMINISTRATION

Age requirement: 18 years and older

Projects & Special Events: Administration volunteers assist with projects and events in Development, Education, Membership, or Marketing.

Volunteer duties include:

§ Basic clerical work; including mass mailings, filing, organization, etc.

§ Computer Skills; including typing, spreadsheets, data entry, etc.

§ Experience in Microsoft Access, Excel, Publisher, and Word are a plus

 

ALIVE AFTER FIVE

Age requirement: Volunteers must be 21 years or older

Public Museum Program: Live music performances 2-4 Friday evenings a month between 5 and 9pm.

Volunteer duties include:

§ Assisting with setup and cleanup

§ Checking tickets and greeting visitors

§ Assisting with refreshments and various event duties

 

FRONT DESK

Age requirement: Volunteers must be 18 years or older

Visitor Services: Front Desk greeters provide friendly service to all of our visitors during regular museum hours Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm.

Volunteer duties include:

§ Create a welcoming environment for visitors

§ Greet, inform, and orient guests

§ Record visitor data

§ Answer the museum’s main telephone line

§ Provide local attraction information

§ Offer limited clerical assistance

§ Collect visitor feedback

 

DOCENTS

Age requirement: 18 years or older

Education Program: Docents are a dedicated group of KMA volunteers who are extensively trained to conduct tours of the museum’s permanent and changing exhibitions for pre-K through high school, college, adult, special interests groups, and foreign language tours. The KMA seeks friendly, energetic volunteers who love learning and enjoy sharing knowledge with others.

Contact DeLena Feliciano, Assistant Director of Education at dfeliciano@knoxart.org for information.

Docent Duties:

§ Complete and pass initial Docent Training Course.

§ Become a member of the museum.

§ Attend regular docent training sessions throughout the year.

§ Demonstrate consistent dedication by signing up for tours each month.

§ Assist at various museum events and programs.

 

SEASONAL & SPECIAL EVENT OPPORTUNITIES:

FAMILY FUN DAY

Age requirement: Volunteers must be 14 years or older

Education Event: A fun day of art making, kids activities and family amusements.

Volunteer duties:

§ Greet visitors

§ Assist kids with arts & crafts projects

§ Help with prize table, activity lines, and other entertainment

§ Setup and cleanup
 

SUMMER ART ACADEMY

Requirements:

§ Volunteers must be 16 years or older

§ Must commit to a full week of classes: Monday-Friday
 

Education Program: Weeklong art classes for children ages 3 through high school.

Volunteer duties:

§ Act as a teacher’s assistant with class materials and activities

§ Help monitor children during breaks and snack time

§ Assist students with daily sign in and sign out

§ Setup and cleanup
 

INTERNSHIPS

Requirements:

Internships in our curatorial, education, marketing, and development departments are competitive and available to college seniors and graduate students. Although internships are unpaid, students sometimes arrange to earn college credit.

Interested parties should submit a resume with cover letter outlining the following:

§ Hours needed

§ Type of experience desired

§ List of criteria needed to meet institutional requirements

 

Please send all internship inquiries to DeLena Feliciano, Assistant Director of Education at dfeliciano@knoxart.org

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Volunteers needed through 8/7/2019

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