Gift Shop and Research Volunteer Needed!


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


1439 El PradoSan Diego, CA 92101


The San Diego Art Institute is seeking volunteers to help in our Gift Shop. Your support will help us improve our outlook to Balboa Park visitors and help to engage them in the work of local contemporary artists. By volunteering in our gift shop, we can truly attend to the hundreds of visitors we receive each week. While working in the gift shop, we have lots of research projects that we need help with. Hone your Internet research skills while you multi-task!

What will you be doing?

- Welcoming visitors

- Receiving payment for gift shop items

- Answering questions about SDAI

- Answering phones and transferring calls

- Assisting the Store Manager with displays

- Other duties as necessary

Our gift shop is open Tuesday - Saturday from 10am-5pm and Sunday from 12pm-5pm. Shifts can range between 3-7 hours.

If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact or at 619-236-0011.


  • Curating
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Retail / Sales
  • Arts Administration

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum of 3 hours per week.

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