Volunteer team members play an integral role in MIM’s success. Becoming a MIM volunteer team member is a unique opportunity to get involved with this incredible project. The minimum age to volunteer at MIM is sixteen years (with parent/guardian consent required for those below eighteen years.) To apply, please submit an application and indicate which of the volunteer opportunities below interests you most.
All prospective volunteer team members must submit a completed application, meet with a member of the Volunteer Department, and consent to a background check and drug test. New volunteer team members must attend an orientation, and training will be provided for each assignment.
The deadline to apply for the next training is Monday, December 22, 2014.
Museum guides lead visitors of all ages in lively, thoughtful discussions about MIM’s collections. Museum guides must fulfill forty hours of training over a ten-week period. Training topics include information about instruments in the collection, architectural facts, presentation skills, and effective touring methods. Following the successful completion of training and a qualifying tour, Museum guides are asked to commit to a minimum of two tours a month. The next training begins on Tuesday, January 13, 2015.
Gallery assistants are an extension of Guest Service in the galleries. They assist guests by providing information about the exhibits and the museum and ensuring the safety of the guests and the security of the objects. Gallery assistants are asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.
Experience Gallery assistants encourage guests to play music in the dynamic hands-on gallery at MIM. They provide assistance and friendly instruction on how to play the various instruments, while ensuring the safety of the guests and the security of objects. Experience Gallery assistants are asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.
Guest Service assistants support the Guest Service team by answering questions about the museum, providing assistance with the guidePORT systems, and explaining MIM policies and procedures to guests. Guest Service assistants are asked to commit to a minimum of two shifts per month.
Sales assistants support the Museum Store by processing sales transactions, restocking displays, assisting with inventory, and providing excellent customer service to all guests. Sales assistants are asked to commit to one shift per week on a regular schedule.