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.
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.
Fifth Grade Art Experience
MAM needs many volunteers in order to make the Fifth Grade Art Experience (FGAE) successful and enjoyable to all involved. Primarily, volunteers are needed on weekday morning hours to act as Art Guides (docents) who are trained to lead small groups of fifth graders through select exhibitions. MAM Art Guides complete an initial training which consists of two to three sessions in which they are introduced to the vocabulary and concepts of the current exhibitions and the Visual Thinking Strategies (VTS). If you are interested in art, interested in learning, and interested in engaging the minds of children, being an FGAE Art Guide is an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Other volunteers are needed as art helpers to assist the art teacher in the classroom.
The 2012 FGAE begins October 8 and run through December. First Art Guide Training for those with no experience is scheduled for Tuesday, September 11 from 10AM -12noon. FGAE Art Guide training for experienced Art Guides in scheduled for Thursday, September 13 also from 10AM -12noon. Your participation would be greatly appreciated!
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!
Museum Aides play an instrumental role in our visitors' experience. As a Museum Aide, your duties include greeting visitors, keeping up-to-date and informed on our current exhibits and event and class schedules, book sales, answering the phones and routing calls, and helping us gather vital visitor feedback and information. Museum Aides may also be employed to help our curatorial staff with installation and de-installation of exhibits.
Research and Administrative Assistant
As a Research and Administrative Assistant, you will assist our staff with cataloguing of the Permanent Collections and library, research of past exhibitions, bulk mailings, archiving and data entry. This is a great position for detail-oriented people, and an excellent opportunity to learn about MAM's Permanent Collections and exhibitions.
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Co-Chairs: Brian Sippy and Teresa Henry
Co-Chairs: Pat & Jeff Aresty
Courtney Blazon Co-chair