Are you an art lover? Do like working with kids? Are parties more what you’re into? Or is making a difference to your community, to the arts and to yourself more important to you? How about all of the above! Experience all of this and more as a Phoenix Art Museum Volunteer.

Volunteers are the heart and soul of Phoenix Art Museum. This group of dedicated and passionate volunteers provides vital support to the Museum while working with staff and visitors in an energizing and inspiring environment. Volunteering is also a great way to get a behind-the-scenes look at the premiere arts institution in the Southwest. You do not need to have an art background to be involved—we will train you! However, you must be enthusiastic, flexible, and willing to learn new things.

Become A Volunteer

Simply complete the application available here and attend a new volunteer orientation. You are welcome to submit your resume via e-mail with a separate cover letter to volunteer@phxart.org.

If you have questions, check out the FAQ or contact Jennifer Totem at 602.257.2173 or by e-mail at jen.totem@phxart.org.

The Museum relies on volunteers to assist in a variety of areas and activities, ranging from providing information and assisting visitors, helping children and families during special family programs or school tours to assisting in the Museum offices and selling Museum memberships. Here’s a list of where you can assist:

Special Exhibitions

During special exhibitions, volunteers help with a variety of duties including being in the galleries, assisting visitors, organizing school groups, answering questions, giving directions, and taking tickets.

Shifts available: Morning, afternoon and evening shifts available Tuesdays through Sundays.

Films at the Museum

Welcome attendees and distribute information regarding future films and other Museum programs. Shifts available: Sundays, 1:15–4:15pm.

Make It!

Assist with activities developed for all ages. Shifts available: Wednesdays, 3–8 pm, once a month.

Discount Tire Free Family Sundays

Assist staff and visitors with art-making activities and related performances. Shifts available: second Sunday of each month, noon–5 pm.

Administrative and Art Research Library Offices

Assist with light clerical duties such as answering phones, mailings, data entry, filing, etc. Shifts available: Three to four hours, any day Monday through Friday between 8:30 am–5 pm.


Click here for full volunteer benefits information.