All three museum locations
Be the host with the most at after-hours programs, family programs, members' previews, and other special events. Greet guests, usher, check coats and parcels, and assist with art making activities.. Requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, volunteers, and visitors. Physical requirements may include standing for extended periods and lifting up to ten pounds. Requires six shifts per year; evenings and weekends.
Seattle Art Museum
Welcome visitors at the Information Desk during selected hours. Learn to access information desk materials and give accurate information about all aspects of the museum to visitors and information line callers. Requires excellent communication skills, a sincere enjoyment of people, and the ability to deal positively with difficult visitors. Knowledge of Seattle and tourist attractions is helpful. Minimum commitment: two three-and-a-half-hour shifts per month.
Seattle Art Museum & Asian Art Museum
Assist library staff with a variety of projects including preparing catalogued materials, re-shelving, assisting patrons, and working on research or filing projects. Applicants must have superb computer skills, excellent communication skills, attention to detail, and ability to work with others in a professional manner. Most library volunteer positions require previous experience working in libraries or educational equivalent. The McCaw Foundation Library at the Asian Art Museum gives preference to applicants with the ability to write or speak Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. Be sure to indicate your library or Asian language experience on the volunteer application. Minimum commitment: two shifts per month, days and times vary between libraries: Wed–Sat, 10 am–5 pm.
Olympic Sculpture Park
Work outdoors! Assist Olympic Sculpture Park staff with landscape maintenance projects, weeding, invasive plant removal, etc. Prospective volunteers should enjoy being outside and interacting with the public. Training required, provided by SAM. Twice-per-month, three-hour shifts, Mar–Oct, Tue–Sun.
Seattle Art Museum
Greet and welcome visitors in the museum galleries, answer questions, provide directions, engage in conversations about art and exhibitions. Requires a warm, professional public presence and customer service orientation, ability to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, volunteers, and visitors, and the ability to stand/walk for three hours. Required training provided by SAM. Minimum commitment: twice-per-month shifts for one year following training; Wed–Sun, 10 am–1 pm or 1–4 pm; Thu, 6–9 pm.