The Rubin Museum offers volunteers the opportunity to gain exposure to the workings of an art museum and to contribute services to various departments within the Museum. Candidates must be willing to make a long-term commitment to serve as a Rubin Museum volunteer and should have an interest in Himalayan art or museums, a flexible attitude toward working with others, and an understanding that reliability is important.
Family Sundays Volunteer
Program Times: Sundays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Volunteer needed to assist an education staff member with set-up, clean-up, and facilitation of art-making for Family Sundays. Family Sundays are a drop-in style program offering family-friendly activities throughout the Museum. Skills Required: Maturity, ability to interact with the public and with children, ability to follow the lead of teacher and ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Program times: Wednesdays 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.; Saturdays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.; Sundays 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Duties include placing museum materials on all theater tables, opening theater and collecting tickets from program patrons., and answering general museum questions. Skills Required: Maturity, ability to interact with the public, and ability to stand for extended periods of time.
Benefits for Volunteers
In appreciation of their dedication, all active volunteers receive the following benefits:
- Free Museum admission for volunteer and one guest
- 10% discount on food and drink at Cafe Serai
- 25% discount on most shop items at the Shop
- Free admission to many Museum programs when available
- 10% discount on select Museum programs
- 25% discount on gift memberships
- Invitation to an annual appreciation event
Volunteer Docent Program
The Volunteer Docent Program at the Rubin Museum of Art facilitates a connection between museum visitors and Asian art. By providing people with engaging, informative experiences in the galleries, the Volunteer Docent Program encourages visitors to look and think deeply while exploring the arts, culture, religion, and iconography of Tibet, India, the Himalayas, and surrounding regions. Through research and intensive training the Volunteer Docent program organizes and presents thematic gallery tours, gallery talks and other educational initiatives, and roaming educators on gallery floors. With this unique approach in mind, it is the mission of the museum to see that every visitor gains some insight and understanding of the exhibitions through the informed presence of the Volunteer Docents. Learn more.
The Volunteer Docent Program is currently accepting applications.