Volunteer Positions

Requirements

The most important requirement is a willingness to interact with people by greeting and talking with them. No prior knowledge of art or art history is necessary. 

Volunteers are given on-site training and asked to sign-up for several opportunities per month. RAM membership is encouraged.

Contact Michelle Ortwein at 262.619.3536 for more information or ask any volunteer-related questions.

Complete the Volunteer Information Form

 

Volunteer Positions Available

Garden and Grounds Helpers
RAM's Wustum Museum is looking for gardeners and volunteers to help with the annual spring clean-up outdoors, Friday, April 22 and/or Friday, May 20 beginning at 8:00 am.

Guidance will be provided and volunteers are asked to bring gardening tools, including rakes, pruners, and lopers.

Gallery Greeter
This position gives you the opportunity to learn about RAM, its permanent art collection, and the changing gallery exhibitions. It is a great way to see and learn about art, while meeting like-minded people during fun, social events.  

Behind-the-Scenes Assistant
Help in the Art Library or as an Art Education Assistant. These positions require additional training in each area. If you have a special skill that you'd like to contribute, please let us know.

Docent
Serving as a guide for scheduled tours, school field trips, and special events, you are specially trained during curator-led tours at the opening of each new exhibition at RAM and Wustum. The benefits of being a docent include extensive art education, behind-the-scenes experiences, and discussions with the museum's curators and other docents. Docents are asked to volunteer approximately 40 hours per year and should be RAM members.

Spanish Speaking Volunteers
The Racine Art Museum and RAM’s Wustum Museum is looking for wonderful volunteers who speak fluent Spanish and like to work with people of all ages and backgrounds, particularly elders.

The museum is beginning a new SPARK! program that will be conducted in Spanish called ¡CHISPA!. This art engagement and sensory exploration program is for families who have loved ones with memory loss. Programs will be family oriented and take place at Wustum Museum and throughout the Racine community. Programs are targeted to begin in late 2017.

Volunteers should be comfortable conversing in both English and Spanish. All ¡CHISPA! volunteers will go through a training program with the museum’s education department to learn engagement focused tools and best practices for interacting with people with memory loss. Contact RAM Education Assistant Sonia Vázquez for more information.