Volunteer as a Museum Docent or Receptionist!


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


1 Quinlan StreetLynchburg, VA 24503


The Maier Museum of Art at Randolph College is looking for volunteers who enjoy art and interacting with people in a museum setting. Previous knowledge of art history is not necessary, all training is provided. Benefits of volunteering include the opportunity to audit one art history class at Randolph College for free each semester, discounts on spring and fall art trips, special invitations to events, a 15% discount at the Maier gift shop, and a monthly behind-the-scenes volunteer newsletter.

Descriptions of Volunteer Positions:

Docents and Assistant Docents are facilitators whose enthusiasm and knowledge enable them to help visitors make meaning of the Maier Museum’s collection. Docents work in pairs (one leader, one assistant) leading school groups of 8 to 14 students for 50 minute tours of the Museum. Docents may also be asked to conduct adult-level tours as needed.

Receptionists greet visitors and work in conjunction with the Maier security guard to enforce rules. They also provide general information about the Maier, Randolph College, and the art work on display as well as handle gift shop sales. Receptionists can commit to at a regular shift each month or may fill-in when available based on the following shift schedule:

  • Academic year (Closed Mondays) Shifts: 1 - 3 p.m. or 3 - 5 p.m.
  • Summer (Closed Mondays & Tuesdays) Shifts: 1-2:30 p.m. or 2:30-4 p.m.

Volunteering at the Maier is a rewarding and enriching experience, with great people and great art!


  • People Skills
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • dependability, friendliness, and responsiveness
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