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If you love art and enjoy working with people, then we’d love you to join our team of gallery guides and volunteer at the Frost Art Museum FIU.

Volunteers

We rely on our volunteers to support our vast educational programs, and we have many different types of volunteer positions with varied levels of training and time commitments. Our volunteers, lead art activities at our Family Day, set-up and assist with workshops, programs, and events, and serve as representatives of the museum.

Each fall new volunteers are recruited from our FIU campus and community. High School students are welcomed during the summer. Applications are accepted in August and in January of each year. All volunteers are required to submit a volunteer form, background check, digital fingerprinting and participate in an interview.

Gallery Guides

As gallery guides you will engage with our diverse visitors by leading tours on our exhibitions, collection, and Sculpture Park. We welcome visitors from around the world to our exciting events,and provide them with enriching programs that create memorable learning experiences.

Gallery Guides have the opportunity to partake in unique artful experiences include visits to other museums, sneak peeks and behind-the-scenes looks at museum exhibitions, as well as one-on-one conversations with artists, curators and scholars.

Applicants undergo rigorous training to learn the highest standards of content and presentation. Those wishing to volunteer should be comfortable with public speaking and working with diverse groups of visitors.

Once accepted into the Gallery Guide program:

  • Commitment to a minimum of 3 hours a week or at least 75 hours of volunteer service per year.
  • Availability to volunteer during a weekday, weekend, or evening hours
  • Adherence to Frost Art Museum guidelines.

Benefits

  • Use of The Dahlia Morgan Members Lounge and Library
  • Use of FIU Library for non students
  • Guest passes to local and international art events
  • Free catalogs of current exhibitions
  • Electronic access to training materials
  • Parking discounts
  • Interaction with a diverse public including artists, special guests, and speakers
  • Invitation to all lectures and opening receptions
  • Special topic docent workshops
  • Academic training by University faculty
  • Eligibility to audit University Art History courses (Gallery Guides only, after completing one semester of volunteering, and limited to course availability)
  • Recognition event and award ceremony

 

Apply

Recruitment takes place twice per year during the fall and spring semesters. For more information, please call the Education Department at frostedu@fiu.edu or 305-348-2890.