A Museum Guide at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a trained volunteer who facilitates learning in the galleries and creates a sense of welcome and belonging for visitors of all ages. Adults and college students are welcome to apply. Guides volunteer two times per month for three-hour shifts on evenings and weekends.
Initial training requires a commitment to six Modules that include education methodology, how to discuss art with visitors, and museum information. Training occurs Thursday evenings, 6–8pm, with a repeated training the following Saturday morning, 10am–12pm. Attendance is required at each Module but you will have the flexibility to choose, from week-to-week, which training day best works with your schedule.
Following successful completion of the initial training, ongoing training will be provided eight times each year.
Museum Guides Description, Expectations, Requirements (PDF)
Please contact our Volunteers: Education department with any questions.