Museum Visitor Services Volunteer

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


328 Lomita DriveStanford, CA 94305


Visitor Services Volunteer Job Description


There are two public museums on Stanford University’s campus, Iris and Gerald B. Cantor Center for Visual Arts and the Anderson Collection. Both museums are open six days a week: Wednesday through Monday 11 AM to 5 PM, Thursday 11 AM to 8 PM, and closed on Tuesday.

The Cantor Arts Center and the Anderson Collection rely on volunteers to provide visitors with the information and resources needed for a positive and enriching museum experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Actively greet visitors and welcome them to the museum
  • Track attendance
  • Provide visitors with information about the history of Stanford museums, exhibitions, gallery rotations and closures as well as special events and programs
  • Provide directions to the museum galleries and exhibitions
  • Inform visitors about museum visitor guidelines and policies
  • Direct visitors to coat check and other museum amenities
  • Inform visitors about tours, gallery talks, and family programs
  • Answer visitor questions
  • Ensure that Visitor Services information desks are adequately stocked with museum related print collateral


  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Professional work demeanor
  • Basic computer proficiency, including familiarity with iPad


Must be 18 years or older

Time Commitment:

Visitor Services Volunteers are asked to commit to one year of service with a weekly three hour shift or a variable schedule of substituting for other volunteers.


Visitor Services volunteers are required to attend a four-hour training session prior to being placed with the program.

We are pleased to offer a number of benefits to our volunteers, including the chance to enter to audit a Stanford art class, letters of reference, parties with your fellow volunteers and the chance to get to know our incredible art collection!

Apply to be a Visitor Services Volunteer:

  1. Review Visitor Services Job Description
  2. Complete an application
  3. Email to schedule an interview


  • Customer Service
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Arts
  • Arts Administration
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Weekly or on-call substitute

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