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Volunteer

Volunteers.flimp92Volunteers play an integral role at the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts. There are many opportunities to help the Museum, all tailored to the interest of the individual. Volunteer opportunities have a flexible time commitment, so choosing a position that fits your schedule is easy!
For further information on volunteering at the MMFA, please telephone the Volunteer Coordinator at 334.240.4349, or complete this form and our Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with you.

 

Docents

The docent volunteer program is a year-long program within the Museum’s education department that prepares docents to present adult tours, school tours, studio activities, ARTWORKS presentations, and outreach programs. Teaching credentials or artistic backgrounds are not required. The education department will supply the necessary training that is needed to effectively lead tours and docent_trainindeliver other programs for visitors of all ages.

Prospective Docents are:
•Enthusiastic
•People-friendly
•Eager to learn and share
•Flexible
•Interested in giving tours that generate conversations with their audience through questions (inquiry-based)
•Ready to be the Museum’s ambassador to the public
•Interested in leading groups of children, teens, and/or adults

The docent program is supplemented by a website that offers information about the program and the Museum’s collection and special exhibitions. If you are interested in becoming a docent, please fill out the Docent Volunteer form. To learn more, call Alice Novak, Assistant Curator of Education, at 334.240.4362 or visit the Docent Volunteer website.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Special Events
•FLIMP FESTIVAL
Held the first weekend in May, the Flimp Festival is the Museum’s annual celebration of creativity and fun held in the beautiful Blount Cultural Park.
•THE MILITARY OPEN HOUSE
The annual open house for our military community is the Museum’s gift to our servicemen and women in Montgomery.
•ARTIST MARKET
A pre-holiday celebration and sale of art and crafts from the region.
•ART AUCTION and BAZAAR D’ART
Every year the Museum holds a fundraising event featuring the sale of art for the benefit of the Museum’s programs.
•HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE
Our winter holiday celebration featuring musical performances and lots of homemade cookies.

First Impressions (Information Desk)
In the foyer, volunteers greet the public, direct visitors, and answer questions about current programs.

A.N.T.s (Assistance Needed Today)
This group works together to help with Museum mailings and large clerical projects.

Special Projects
Volunteers support the ongoing activities of the Museum, assisting staff with behind-the-scenes office or event projects.