The North Carolina Museum of Art is always looking for qualified volunteers to help us bring our mission to life by connecting people through art. As a volunteer you’ll explore new areas of interest, meet inspiring people, get involved with the NCMA’s cultural community, attend social and educational events, and learn transferable skills.
Volunteer hours are available on either a regular or an on-call basis during weekdays and weekends. Most opportunities are during the day, but some evening hours are available. New volunteers start quarterly, in February, May, August, and November.
Volunteers have been an instrumental part of the North Carolina Museum of Art for over 90 years, and the program continues to grow yearly.
• Must be 15 years or older (if younger than 18, a chaperon must be present).
• Complete a volunteer application and interview.
• Attend an orientation session.
• Commit to volunteer a minimum of one year and a minimum of 20 hours during the year.
• Complete additional required training.
• Adhere to the volunteer dress code.
Volunteers are encouraged to become members of the Museum, but it is not a requirement.
If you have any questions about the volunteer program, email Janis Treiber, volunteer coordinator.
Online volunteer applications will be available here beginning June 1. The next NCMA Volunteer Orientation will take place in July.
Please note: The NCMA takes court-related community service only by direct placement through the North Carolina Department of Correction’s Community Service Work Program.
The NCMA Park Volunteer Group is geared toward individuals and small groups interested in horticulture, landscape design, sculpture, recreation, and staying active and involved in our community. Some projects include mulching trails, removing exotic species, planting seedlings, removing trash, and maintaining art installations, which could include painting, cleaning, or installing art pieces.
Our 164-acre Museum Park offers volunteers opportunities that are hard to find in our area, including the maintenance of our 3+ miles of recreation trails, upkeep of some of the outdoor art pieces, and the planting, pruning, removal, and propagation of many plant species. We enjoy pairing unique skill sets and interests of volunteers to the different offerings within the Park.
We hold weekly Thursday Volunteer Work Days with a large group of volunteers from 10 am–noon in the cooler months (excluding holidays and inclement weather). We also offer a monthly Saturday Volunteer Work Day on the second Saturday of every month.
No prior experience is required.
The NCMA Volunteer Organization has various committees that work with staff year-round to assist with various events and projects. There is always something new around the corner—special exhibitions, workshops, lectures, concerts, films, performances, festivals. To ensure the success of these programs, we rely heavily upon the gifts of time and talent that volunteers give.