At MAM, we highly value our dynamic volunteers and rely on them to perform a wide variety of engaging duties. Each year, volunteers contribute thousands of hours of time, energy, and expertise to help MAM succeed in its role as a place of learning and cultural enrichment, and as an invaluable resource to the community. We ask those interested in volunteering at MAM to make a six-month commitment, and to attend all volunteer trainings and meetings, in order to enhance your familiarity with MAM's exhibitions, history, and programming.

To find out more, please contact Grace Stopher, Events & Public Programs Coordinator. You may also call 406.728.0447.

The MAM offers different areas in which to volunteer. Currently the museum would appreciate volunteers for the following positions:

· Museum Aid/Front Desk

· Special Events Assistant

· Education Assistant

· Collections Assistant

· Administrative Assistant

Click to download the Volunteer Application.

Art Guides

MAM's Art Guide Program trains dedicated individuals to lead tours of our exhibitions for all ages. Employing the Visual Thinking Strategies approach - developed by MoMA's Philip Yenawine - Art Guides reach our audiences by helping them learn to look at, appreciate, and respond to contemporary art. If you're passionate about art and enjoy sharing the museum experience, the Art Guide Program is perfect for you! Please click here to download an application. If you would like to find out more, please contact Renee Taaffe, Curator of Education, at 406.728.0447 ex. 228 or via email.

Winter/ Spring 2017 ART GUIDE TRAININGS:

MAM is always looking for volunteers to help out with this creative, educational endeavor. Please call Renee Taaffe, Curator of Education at 728-0447, Ext. 228 to find out more. Those who are interested can also just show up at one of sessions listed below. This is a series of training sessions presented by MAM curators to prepare those who wish to volunteer as Art Guides (docents) for the Fifth Grade Art Experience and for other visiting tour groups.

Upcoming Art Guide Trainings:

Thursday, January 12, 10 AM
Explore and learn about the interactive art of Colville tribe artist RYAN! Feddersen and view MAM's Art of the Auction Exhibition.

Thursday, February 23, 3 PM:  Tour and discuss the works of Sheila Miles and Jerome Rankin; then stay and enjoy yourself at the Fifth Grade Art Guide Volunteer Appreciation Hour from 4–5 PM.  Share stories and celebrate the hard work you put into making this program a success. Hors d’oeuvres and drinks will be served!   

Friday, March 3, 7 PM: Art Guides are invited to attend the First Friday gallery talk with RYAN! Feddersen.

Saturday, March 4, 11 AM: Art Guides are invited to attend the Saturday + artist talk with RYAN! Feddersen.

Friday, April 7, 7 PM:  Art Guides are invited to attend the First Friday gallery talk with Sheila Miles.

 Saturday, April 8, 11 AM: Art Guides are invited to attend the Saturday + artist talk with Sheila Miles.


 If you are interested in participating in the program, free-of-charge, please email: reneet@missoulaartmuseum.org. This program is generously sponsored by the Art Associates of Missoula.

Education Assistant

Throughout the year, MAM offers a wide variety of art classes and workshops for all ages and abilities. Education Assistants are an essential part of the art education experience here at MAM. You'll work with a host of our excellent teachers to enhance the classroom and workshop experience. A perfect fit if you're interested in art education!


  • 10% discount on all MAM books, merchandise, and classes.
  • MAM's annual volunteer appreciation party.
  • Invitation to private events and gallery talks.

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