Jobs & Volunteering

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

HOUSTON MUSEUM DISTRICT ASSOCIATION

The Houston Museum District Association is always looking for volunteers for our ongoing Museum Experience events.  Volunteers serve as greeters, educators, and ambassadors for visitors on event dates.  For more information, please contact volunteer@houstonmuseumdistrict.org

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM HOUSTON

Volunteering opportunities abound at Holocaust Museum Houston in many different areas, which include docents, assisting in the administrative offices, library and resource center, at the reception desk, and in the bookstore. The Visitor & Volunteer Services staff works with applicants to determine interests and skills and place them accordingly. For more information check out www.hmh.org/au_volunteer_progs.shtml

ASIA SOCIETY TEXAS CENTER

Asia Society Texas Center seeks enthusiastic volunteers to assist with tours, programs, and general office support. To learn more about volunteering opportunities, please visit: asiasociety.org/texas/volunteering

BUFFALO SOLDIERS NATIONAL MUSEUM

To learn more about volunteering at the Buffalo Soldiers National Museum, please call: 713-942-8920

CHILDREN’S MUSEUM OF HOUSTON

The Children’s Museum offers volunteer opportunities for teens, adults and groups. During your volunteer experience, you have the chance to interact with visitors, assist staff in the action-packed exhibits or help the Museum’s hard-working administrative staff! Become a CMH Volunteer! 

CONTEMPORARY ARTS MUSEUM HOUSTON

To learn more about volunteering at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Contact Phone: 713-284-8250 or email: info@camh.org

DIVERSEWORKS

DiverseWorks is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to assist with exhibition openings, special events, and exhibition installation. To be added to our volunteer email list, please email your contact information to Reyes Ramirez, Outreach and Public Engagement Cultivator at reyes@diverseworks.org.

Interns at DiverseWorks engage in a variety of aspects of the daily operations of a non-profit arts organization and gain invaluable experience while being introduced to a vast network of art professionals. Two days a week for a minimum of three months is required and availability for occasional evening programming. Academic credit is also possible. Internships are on a semester basis. To apply, email a resume AND cover letter to Reyes Ramirez, Outreach and Public Engagement Cultivator at reyes@diverseworks.org.

Internship Application Deadlines
Fall Semester (September – December): August 1
Spring Semester (January – May): December 1
Summer Semester (May – August): April 1

HOUSTON CENTER FOR CONTEMPORARY CRAFT

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) is a nonprofit arts organization founded to advance education about the process, product and history of craft. HCCC’s major emphasis is on objects of art made primarily from craft materials: clay, fiber, glass, metal, wood, and found or recycled materials. In addition to several exhibition spaces, visitors can also explore the craft garden, interact with resident artists at work in their studios, join a guided tour, and participate in monthly craft making activities.

Volunteers assist HCCC staff by leading exhibition tours, staffing special events such as receptions and family craft days, interacting with the public in our galleries, and maintaining our craft garden. Some project specific internships are available for credit. Volunteering at HCCC is a great way to give back to the community, learn more about contemporary craft, and build your skills towards a future career in the museum world. An ideal volunteer will have a passionate interest in craft, be reliable and punctual, and be able to commit to 10-20 hours per year. If you are interested in volunteering with HCCC, please fill out an application here: http://www.crafthouston.org/support/volunteer-internship/ For more information, please contact Volunteer Manager, Leah French at lfrench@crafthouston.org or 713-529-4848 Ext 111. We look forward to meeting you!

HOUSTON CENTER FOR PHOTOGRAPHY

The Houston Center for Photography seeks creative individuals with an interest in photography and the visual arts for internship opportunities. Offered year round, internships at HCP provide a platform for undergraduate and graduate students to gain practical, hands-on experience in our exhibitions, education, and development departments. HCP’s programming includes exhibitions, educational classes, workshops, outreach programs and initiatives, fellowships, publications, a digital darkroom, and a library. The hope is to match each intern with duties that match their interest and learning goals.

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume, filled-out internship application and references to: Houston Center for Photography ATTN: Internship 1441 W. Alabama Houston, TX 77006 or via email to Juliana Forero.

HOUSTON ZOO

Volunteers at the Houston Zoo may provide assistance to Zoo personnel in a variety of departments and sections. Applications for and information regarding volunteer opportunities can be found on our website: www.houstonzoo.org/volunteer

THE JUNG CENTER OF HOUSTON

The Jung Center can use help to continue this work in support of others. For more information, contact Sean Fitzpatrick at 713-524-8253 x13 or sfitz@cgjunghouston.org

LAWNDALE ART CENTER

Lawndale Art Center is a non-profit arts organization that emphasizes contemporary art by artists living and working in Houston. Programs and exhibitions at Lawndale Art Center are made possible by charitable contributions, memberships, benefit events, and the work of many volunteers dedicated to furthering the exchange of ideas among Houston’s diverse artistic communities. Volunteers are needed for every aspect of work. Volunteers often help by serving refreshments at receptions and fundraisers, painting, spackling and preparing the gallery for exhibitions, installing exhibitions, and labeling announcement mailers. Register on-line at www.lawndaleartcenter.org or email volunteer@lawndaleartcenter.org

THE HEALTH MUSEUM

The Health Museum has many volunteer opportunities in which to share good health with you if you are: A team player, friendly and outgoing, comfortable greeting the public, committed to a positive experience for our guests, willing to learn about the Museum and its programs, support the Museum through: Health Education Museum Customer Relations, and Marketing Youth Volunteer Programs. Learn more about volunteering on our website: thehealthmuseum.org/volunteer

THE MENIL COLLECTION

To learn more about volunteering at the Menil Collection, email: volunteer@menil.org

ROTHKO CHAPEL

If you love the Rothko Chapel and are interested in helping to greet visitors, protect the murals and assist with public programs, you should consider joining a dedicated group of people working in our inspirational environment as members of the Rothko Chapel Guild. You can learn more about volunteering at the Chapel here: http://rothkochapel.org/volunteer. If you have questions about the Guild or application process, please contact Volunteer and Program Coordinator, Kelly Johnson at kelly.johnson@rothkochapel.org or 713-660-1403.

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF NATURAL SCIENCE

Volunteers provide vital support throughout the Museum, giving tours to school children and other groups, doing demonstrations in exhibit halls, presenting outreach programs, and assisting staff behind-the-scenes. Learn more at http://www.hmns.org/support-hmns/volunteer/

CZECH CENTER MUSEUM HOUSTON

Still need fantastic volunteers! The Czech Center is looking for upstanding volunteers to help with a wide range of activities from landscaping and events to curating.

Attire: Business dress, come energetic and happy!
Phone: 713-528-2060
Fax: 713-528-2017
Email: czech@czechcenter.org

HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE

Houston Museum of African American Culture greatly appreciates our volunteers! Click here to fill out the form.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

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