|Volunteer jobs in a variety of areas are frequently available; volunteers should plan on scheduling at least four hours a week to work. Volunteer applications are available from the link to the right, or from the museum receptionist on the third floor. Both students and non-students are welcome.
Friends of Art
Friends of Art is a non-profit organization that provides scholarship support to the IU Art Museum and the Henry Radford Hope School of Fine Arts. Members receive a 10% discount at the Friends of Art Bookshop (located in the Fine Arts building) and on all museum publications in the museum gift shop. In addition, they receive invitations to all Art Museum and School of Fine Arts receptions, members-only programs, and group travel packages. For more information, please contact the Friends of Art office at (812) 855-5300.
Gift Shop Sales
Volunteer sales associates assist patrons in completing their purchases. They receive a 20% discount; shifts are flexible and available weekdays and weekends.
Greet visitors to the museum, oversee ticketing, provide information, and collect data on visitor demographics. A friendly, outgoing personality is necessary; customer service training will be provided.
Volunteers assist with set-up and tear-down of tables and chairs, serve as greeters, and assist the event coordinator with other tasks during the course of a special event.
Volunteers are needed as receptionists to greet visitors, answer phones, and do light office work, including mailings and data entry. Volunteers may work also work on marketing and development projects.
Volunteer Assistants for Childrenís Programs
Students interested in working with children are needed for children's programs, such as Family Day Workshops and hands-on projects. If interested, please call Ed Maxedon, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Education, at (812) 855-1045.
Curriculum-Structured Tour Guides
Graduate students interested in preparing and presenting specialized gallery lectures for university classes should call Ed Maxedon, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Education, at (812) 855-1045.
University students assist the museum's education department in planning and implementing university programs and projects. Interested students should call Ed Maxedon, the Lucienne M. Glaubinger Curator of Education, at (812) 855-1045.
Assist with collections research and writing, exhibition design/prep/installation. These volunteer positions are project-oriented and are available on an as-needed basis.
Assist with design, proofreading, and production of catalogues, posters, brochures, exhibition labels, and other material for print and web. Positions are limited and available on an as-needed basis.
Assist the museumís conservator in the repair, restoration, and maintenance of works of art in the collection. A chemistry background and knowledge of art techniques are required; positions are very limited.
Volunteers track movement and conditions of collections both internally and externally. Graduate students only may apply, and positions are very limited.