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Volunteer Opportunities

More than a thousand committed people volunteer to help the Cleveland Museum of Art serve our visitors and operate the campus each and every year. Volunteer contributions range from staffing the information desk and helping prepare special events to working at the annual Parade the Circle, serving as docents for school groups, and assisting in curatorial projects. These volunteers include high school students to college interns, community leaders to retirees. The common thread is that they all share a commitment to this museum and community and bring their unique skills and talents to bear on both.

There is always an important role, and room, for more volunteers, so please contact us to share your own skills and talents with the museum. Contact volunteer [at] clevelandart [dot] org.

Survey Corps

Survey corps volunteers connect with visitors to discuss their museum experience. Volunteers work with a short “exit survey” to gather information on the visitors’ overall experience in the galleries and other public spaces and the frequency of their visits. This research provides the museum with important information and suggestions for improving the museum experience.

A commitment of one two-hour shift per month is required. Opportunities for additional hours are offered on a periodic basis.

For more information, contact Liz Pim at 216-707-2593 or lpim@clevelandart.org.

Community Arts Festivals

Many hands needed for Parade the Circle on the second Saturday in June, parade workshops in May and June, the Chalk Festival in mid-September and the Winter Lights Lantern Festival/Holiday CircleFest at the beginning of December. Greet visitors, register participants, assist at hands-on workshops, or help with production work for feature creations.

Jobs range from a single slot to weeks of work before parade.

For more information, contact Liz Pim at 216-707-2593 or lpim [at] clevelandart [dot] org.