Volunteer at MOWA 

Volunteers make extraordinary contributions to MOWA, the community, and the arts and culture of the state.

A wide range of museum needs offer opportunities for volunteers to get involved, give back, and learn more about Wisconsin art. MOWA is always looking for volunteers with an enthusiastic disposition to work together with staff and share their expertise. Training is provided and an art background is not required. 

Sign up today! Complete and submit the Volunteer Application Form

Education Program Volunteers
MOWA offers educational opportunities for all ages from infant to adults, including an active schedule of K–12 school programs. These unique experiences incorporate inquiry-based tours of the galleries and art making in the studio. Volunteers work alongside MOWA’s innovative education team and Wisconsin artists.

  • Studio Volunteers: Studio volunteers support the creative process and share their excitement and tips as youth and adults explore new techniques and materials to create works of art.

  • Docents: Docents are a dedicated and fun group of volunteers who help inspire, educate, and engage visitors through tours of the galleries and/or art-making sessions in the studio. Read more about the Docent Program

Special Event Volunteers
A wide variety of MOWA Special Events—member days, exhibition opening parties, seasonal celebrations, and signature annual galas—welcome visitors for an enriching museum excursion. Volunteers are integral to the hosting team, greeting guests, answering questions, helping with general event monitoring, and set-up/clean-up.

Museum Ambassadors
MOWA always has something new for visitors to discover, whether it’s their first time to the museum or the first time that week. Volunteers take on the role of a museum ambassador, greeting and checking-in visitors, answering questions about the museum, and/or assisting customers in the MOWA Shop.

MOWA offers internship opportunities for undergraduate, graduate, or high school students interested in the museum practice. Interns gain professional skills and work on a wide variety of projects that complement their academic study. Opportunities are available in the Curatorial, Marketing, and Development departments. A mutually agreed upon schedule is determined on a case-by-case basis.