About / VMS Gallery Volunteers

Interested in becoming a gallery volunteer? Here is how...

In this role, you will…

  • Be proactive and assertively friendly to welcome all Mia audiences.
  • Connect visitors with Mia’s collection, programs, and amenities.
  • Represent Mia’s mission, vision, and values.

Specific Requirements

  • Ability to maintain a generous spirit and positive presence in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to move for extended periods of time throughout Mia.
  • Comfortable using technology including iPads and iPods.
  • Commitment to volunteering a minimum of four hours each month
  • Attend required training and ongoing learning opportunities.

Who you are

You love meeting new people. You instinctively inspire individuals by sharing your enthusiasm for art, history, and spark curiosity about the world around you.

You’re good at and enjoy…

  • Engaging with others about their interests.
  • Using your exceptional interpersonal skills to answer a wide range of questions.
  • Actively listening.
  • Working in a team with the ability to work independently.
  • Learning about art and history.

Mia Culture

The Minneapolis Institute of Art is an audience-focused workplace where everyone strives to provide excellent service and cultivate honest and positive relationships. Generosity, agility, emotional intelligence, positive energy, and driving results are the core values that define Mia’s culture. Successful volunteerism at Mia includes full embrace and consistent demonstration of these values by all team members.

To Apply

Applicants must have a high school diploma and be a minimum of 18 years of age. Prospective volunteers must complete an application and may be contacted for an interview. Due to the limited number of available positions, not every applicant may be asked to participate. Volunteer benefits include free admission to special exhibitions, curator-led tours, a complimentary parking pass, and making a great contribution to the Minneapolis Institute of Art through your generosity. To be considered for this position, please submit the application below. With any questions, please contact Jenny Rydeen in Visitor Experience at jrydeen@artsmia.org or 612-870-3239.


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