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4 Reasons to Become a Studio Volunteer

the studio at crystal bridges decorated with stars, wallpapers, and customized layouts for the
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art is closed today, Monday, January 30 due to inclement weather. Any programs, tours, lectures or classes will not be held. If you are a ticket holder for a tour or an event today, we’ll contact you about rescheduling.

Looking for a new volunteer opportunity? We may just have the perfect one for you. As part of our new exhibition We the People: A Radical Notion of Democracy, we’ve revamped the Studio (the museum’s artmaking space for all ages) to include new constitution-themed art projects, literature, and play things, and we are looking for volunteers to be part of the experience.

Studio Volunteers bring this space to life, engaging guests in a variety of meaningful and enjoyable hands-on art experiences.

Here are four reasons to become a Studio Volunteer:

 

families and kids sitting at tables working on art projects in the studio at crystal bridges

1. Studio Assistants work independently, but interact with a wide cross section of Crystal Bridges’ guests.

a bookshelf in the studio at crystal bridges in front of a wallpaper of people at the washington memorial in dc and the words

2. Each studio volunteer contributes to the development and culture of the brand new Studio space by recommending activities and providing instruction for visitors of all ages and backgrounds; preparing and replenishing materials; and assisting visitors in “hands on” activities.

a collage of brightly colored postcards and artworks made by visitors in the studio at crystal bridges

3. Studio Assistants can help guests tap into their inner artists, and even develop art experiences for visitors (with the approval of staff).  

children sitting and listening to a woman reading a story as she holds up the book for the kids to see

4. Studio Assistants enjoy being part of a space that provides a rest stop for our guests.

Shifts for Studio Volunteers are available daily from 1 to 4 p.m.

Ready to take the next step? Fill out a volunteer application here to get started.