Art Museum Volunteers needed for Reception, Galleries and Field Trip Support

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Docent engagement at work!
Bainbridge Island Museum of Art Docent Jane Purinton engages a group of students in conversation about the work of artist Steve Parmelee.

Job Description

Volunteers in the Exhibition and Education Departments
at the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art help facilitate visitors’ experience within the museum, its galleries and the community in which it exists.

Summary of Responsibilities and Job Duties:

  • Engage the varied audiences that will visit the Museum with information about the current exhibitions and programs, membership at the Museum, and community resources
  • Foster an engaged and informed identity for the Museum and its Education Program within the local community and region
  • Docents in the reception and gallery areas work directly with the Exhibition/Curatorial Department, while field trip docents who assist with school groups work directly with and report to the Education Department


  • Commit to the jobs for which they've volunteered
  • Work cooperatively with museum staff and other volunteers
  • Learn and share information about the art and craft of our region and our time
  • Model and enforce museum etiquette and expectations for visitors
  • Assist with information discovery and sharing
  • Demonstrate proficiency in the English language

Other Desirable Qualifications:

  • Foreign language proficiency
  • Interest or background in education, art, history, or other disciplines related to the museum’s mission
  • Interest in facilitating school field trips to the art museum (and receiving supplemental training for this role)
  • Writing skills

Selection & Review Process:

  • Selection of docents will take place via a volunteer application form and orientation process
  • Docent review will occur on an as-needed basis


  • Work in the heart of the Museum, directly with a lively and varied public
  • Learn about the Museum’s exhibits and programs with qualified educators
  • Gain firsthand exposure to local artists and artisans
  • Immerse yourself in a vital and growing Museum community

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Arts & Culture Children & Youth Community


We'll work with your schedule.


550 Winslow Way EastBainbridge Island, WA 98110



  • Exhibition Arts
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Relations
  • Visual Arts


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • Docent shifts are typically 10am-2pm and 2-6pm.
  • We recommend a monthly commitment of two shifts; field trip docents receive additional training.

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