The San Antonio Museum of Art is looking for energetic and enthusiastic individuals to volunteer their time to assist with a variety of programs and projects. The Museum would not be what it is today without the dedicated volunteers that serve, educate and welcome SAMA’s visitors. All volunteer positions are unpaid; interviews and background checks are required. To apply for any of the positions below, please fill out our Volunteer Application.
SAMA needs enthusiastic people who enjoy public speaking and working with a variety of museum patrons of all ages, especially school‐aged children. Docents must have a sincere interest in art and history, though no formal background is required in either subject area.
Visitor Services Volunteers
Visitor Services Volunteers staff an information table located in the Great Hall during the Museum's operating hours. Visitor Services Volunteers provide information about the Museum’s collections, exhibitions and programming, and provide general Museum information. Volunteers in this program are required to work at least 8 hours per month and must continue to better their knowledge of the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Additionally, Volunteers restock brochures in the galleries and work events and programs. Applicants must be enthusiastic, comfortable talking to visitors, and interested in art and history. To apply, please submit Volunteer Application and a letter of interest to:
Interns assist staff members in various departments with computer tasks, filing, research, and special projects. The time commitment as an Intern varies with each project and the needs of the staff. This position is recommended for college students who need to fulfill an Internship requirement—students are responsible to make special arrangements through their university to earn college credits. Interns are encouraged, but not required to become a museum member at whatever level is comfortable for them. All internship positions are unpaid.
Summer Internship Application Period is Closed
New American Art
Jane Peterson (1876 - 1965)