Jobs & Volunteering
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!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com.
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 call 713-529-4848 Ext 112. 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.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 email@example.com
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com 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!
HOUSTON MUSEUM OF AFRICAN AMERICAN CULTURE
Houston Museum of African American Culture greatly appreciates our volunteers! Click here to fill out the form.
Click the links for the following museums for job opportunities:
- Asia Society Texas Center
- Buffalo Soldiers National Museum
- Children’s Museum of Houston
- Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
- Czech Center Museum Houston
- The Health Museum
- Holocaust Museum Houston
- Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
- Houston Center for Photography
- Houston Museum of Natural Science
- Houston Zoo
- The Jung Center of Houston
- Lawndale Art Center
- The Menil Collection
- Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
- Rice University Art Gallery
- Rothko Chapel
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