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Volunteer at Crystal Bridges

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We Welcome All

Crystal Bridges and the Momentary are committed to creating institutions that reflect the diversity of our region and nation. We are especially mindful of those in our community impacted by inequity due to ability, language, class, age, gender, religion, sexuality, race, and ethnicity, and are working diligently to address perceived and real barriers that keep anyone from fully experiencing the museum as a guest, volunteer, or employee. All volunteer applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We actively encourage minority volunteer applicants to join our team.

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Skylar Edwards: Crystal Bridges Volunteer

You can make a difference here!

Volunteers welcome Crystal Bridges’ visitors, engage children on school visits, and lead tours of our collection and our trails. They survey guests, assemble art kits, care for our grounds, and act as ambassadors throughout Northwest Arkansas.

Learn more about our different volunteer opportunities.

Already a volunteer? Use the Volunteer Database.

Are you a Guide Program Volunteer? Log into Haiku/PowerSchool.

What to Expect

  • Flexible scheduling. You are in charge!
  • Ample orientation, training, and continuing education
  • Opportunities that allow you to work with the public or behind the scenes-you decide!
  • Opportunities to enjoy fellowship with other volunteers and staff
  • And More

Steps to Becoming a Volunteer

1 – Apply

Complete a volunteer application.

Apply to volunteer

2 – Attend

Attend an orientation.

We will be in touch with a variety of options to discuss all you ever wanted to know.

3 – Ask

If you still have questions, please contact a member of the volunteer services team.

479.657.2309
Volunteer@CrystalBridges-theMomentary.org

Volunteer Opportunities

Access

Volunteers assist with programming to enhance the museum experience for individuals with a range of disabilities, in collaboration with the outside organizations that serve them.

Availability – On an as-needed basis
Training – Two hours (plus additional for specific programs, if required)
Commitment – As available

Administrative Support 

Volunteers assist with daily operational functions and office support such as data entry, filing, scanning, copying, assembling, prepping, proofreading, and other similar tasks.

Availability – On an as-needed basis
Training – No additional training required
Commitment – As available

Ambassador

Volunteers work alongside staff to delver a clear and consistent message about Crystal Bridges and the Momentary through distribution of materials and/or public interaction.

Availability – On an as-needed basis
Training – No additional training required
Commitment – As available

Avant-Gardener

Volunteers will partner with Trails and Grounds staff in the care and beautification of the 12+ acres of native plant gardens throughout the Crystal Bridges grounds.

Availability – Seasonal and weather dependent
Training – Approximately two hours
Commitment – As available

Culinary

Volunteers work alongside Culinary staff during special events with tasks such as display of food/drink, passing of food/drink, and keeping service areas and tables clean during events.

Availability – On an as-needed basis
Training – No additional training required
Commitment – As available

Data Collection Assistant

Invite guests to share feedback (on iPad survey) about their experience as they are exiting either Crystal Bridges or the Momentary.

Availability – Daily
Training – As needed
Commitment – At least two 2 hour shifts per month

Events Assistant

Volunteers will assist with various educational programs offered at Crystal Bridges and the Momentary. Typical duties include helping set up for events, wayfinding, greeting, assisting with refreshments, and assisting guests in a variety of activities.

Availability – On an as-needed basis
Training – No additional training required
Commitment – As available

Guide Program Volunteer Roles

Cart Guide
Architecture Guide
Gallery Guide
Sculpture Guide
Trail Guide

Guides provide tours and experiences to guests on the art, sculptures, trails, and architecture.

Availability – Daily
Training – Extensive (also requires separate application and selection process)
Commitment – Significant

Library Guide

Volunteers serve as a welcoming presences for guests and assist with the daily operational functions of the Library.

Availability – Daily
Training – Approximately three hours
Commitment – As available

Museum Guide

Volunteers serve as a welcoming presences for guests, similar to a concierge. Volunteers offer general information and help guests understand options for tours, events, and other details for a wonderful museum experience.

Availability – Daily
Training – Approximately one hour
Commitment – As available

Museum Store Sales Associate

Volunteers will engage Museum Store customers by assisting guests with merchandise selection, restocking merchandise, and maintaining displays.

Availability – Daily
Training – Approximately two hours
Commitment – As available

Museum Store Stockroom Assistant 

Volunteers will work behind the scenes to help process new merchandise, make note of damages and/or shortages on invoices, sign off on purchase orders, shelve merchandise within the stockroom, salvage packing material for reuse, and assist in the maintenance of a clean workspace.

Availability – Weekdays
Training – No additional training required
Commitment – As available

School Visits Assistant 

Volunteers help set up lunch, visit with the students, and assist with clean-up afterward in a timely and efficient manner.

Availability – Weekday mornings
Training – Approximately one hour
Commitment – As available

The Studio

Volunteers maintain a welcoming presence, in addition to engaging guests and encouraging participation in a variety of meaningful and enjoyable hands-on art experiences. Volunteers are welcome to design and facilitate these experiences with approval from Studio staff.

Availability – Daily
Training – Approximately one hour
Commitment – As available

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