Volunteering at the Museum
The hundreds of dedicated volunteers who help the Museum are crucial to our well-being! There are many ways to get involved and to contribute your time.
Each year, the Museum holds a variety of special events to help raise money for our education and exhibitions programming. Volunteers assist staff on the day of the event to complete a range of tasks that contribute to the success of each event.
From time to time, various departments in the Museum seek undergraduate and graduate student interns to assist with daily administrative tasks. Interns gain skills and behind the scenes insights through on the job training. Internship opportunities can be offered in conjunction with college and university credit. Internships can be arranged in Finance, Operations, Development, Collections, and Education departments.
If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please submit a Volunteer Application. Please note that if there is not an immediate need, your application will be kept on file for future opportunities. You will be contacted as opportunities arise. No phone calls, please.
A Docent is a volunteer who provides educational tours for K-12 students of the Long Beach Museum of Art’s exhibitions. Docents also assist with hands-on art making activities for local school children.
A Docent is associated with the Docent Council at the Long Beach Museum of Art. Docents receive training to tour a variety of exhibitions at the Museum. Not only are docents a vital asset to the Museum, they are also ambassadors to the public about membership, programs, and exhibitions at LBMA. If you enjoy teaching about the fabulous world of art, consider becoming a docent. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and an interest in sharing your love of art with children.
The Long Beach Museum of Art, the city’s most established visual arts venue, is currently accepting applicants for its volunteer docent program. Docents provide tours of the Museum’s exhibitions and assist with hands-on art making activities for local school children. The Museum is currently seeking volunteers who are available to tour weekday mornings. No experience is necessary, just a desire to learn and an interest in sharing your love of art with children.