Volunteering at Kluge-Ruhe

Julie Gough with Kluge-Ruhe Docent Nancy Venable.

Mical Tawney leading a tour.

Click here to apply to volunteer at Kluge-Ruhe.

Volunteers play an essential role in engaging our audiences and supporting staff by working behind-the-scenes. Volunteering your time enables you to share your passion and enthusiasm for art, while knowing that you are helping to enrich our community. No previous knowledge of Aboriginal art is necessary. Applications are accepted at all times.

Three volunteer roles:

  • Docent: provides tours of the current exhibitions
  • Gallery attendant: greets visitors and answers their questions, handles gift shop sales
  • Educational guide: helps with K-12 educational programs

Qualified candidates for any of the roles above should:

  • Possess an appreciation of art and a deep respect for other cultures
  • Be 16 years old or older
  • Commit to volunteer for at least one year
  • Attend at one event during each artist residency
  • Assist at least one Night at the Museum event per summer

All volunteers enjoy these special rewards:

  • Invitations to meet and connect with visiting artists
  • A free copy of Art From the Land: Dialogues with the Kluge-Ruhe Collection
  • A 15% discount in the gift shop
  • A sense of community with other inquisitive and vibrant ambassadors for our collection