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Opportunity Listings

Public art project on the N. Main Street Bridge

Be a part of art in the making! Volunteers are needed to assist with the Analog Scroll public art project on the North Main Street bridge once a month in the morning for a few hours. Bridging the Gap volunteers will report to Chief Curator and Curatorial Assistant.

Help spread the word about all we do! Throughout the year, the Museum participates in community festivals and other events with a booth space and is in need of volunteers to help serve as ambassadors for the Museum by promoting exhibitions, events and programs to festival attendees. Additionally, at some events, facilitating an art activity and enter-to-win drawing may be involved as part of your responsibilities. This is a fun way to volunteer for the Museum and make an immediate impact. Hours per month will vary depending on event schedule, and Community Outreach Volunteers will report to Director of Marketing and Public Relations.

Docents guide visitor-centered tours of the permanent collection and special exhibitions for groups of all ages including K-12 school tours, college students, adult groups, and the general public. We are looking for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds with an interest in lifelong learning.  Good public speaking and listening skills, the ability to work well with people of all ages, and flexibility are helpful, but no experience is required!  

The annual commitment is 100 hours a year (plus 20 hours for new docents training for 1st-year).  Other expectations include:

  • One year of docent service after training 
  • New docent training: October – February  (2 hours each month) 
  • Monthly docent meetings 
  • Special exhibition training 
  • Selected museum program attendance (panel discussions, lectures, artist tours/talks) 
  • Guiding tours  


  • Personal and intellectual growth 
  • Annual docent field trip and celebration 
  • Free coffee/tea from Café Marchand on training and tour days 
  • 20% discount in the Museum Shop 

The application for 2023-2024 docent class is open until October 12, 2023.
To apply to be a Volunteer Docent, please complete the form below.

Please contact Amanda Denham, Education Programs Manager,  724-837-1500 x141 with inquires.

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Applications are always accepted and kept on file. All volunteers are on an as-needed basis. We contact applicants with the required skills, interests, and availability when opportunities become available. Please understand that submission of an application is not a guarantee of immediate volunteer opportunities.

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    Volunteer placement is a selection process and not all applicants are accepted into the program. The Museum reserves the right to place volunteers in the area Museum staff feel is best suited to their skills and the needs of the Museum. No volunteer position is guaranteed and positions may be terminated at the Museum’s sole discretion. Volunteers are not entitled to any compensation, commissions, or benefits from the Museum. Participation in the Museum’s volunteer program is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal history background check.*

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