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Support RAM Through Volunteering

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Docent tour of the 2018 RAM exhibition, Beasts: Wild Animals in RAM’s Collection
Photography: RAM Staff

Being a volunteer is a rewarding experience. The museum welcomes volunteers, age 16 years and older, to greet visitors, help them navigate through the galleries, assist with art projects, and become an advocate for art. There are many opportunities to learn about art and assist visitors with their museum experience. The important qualities of a volunteer are a love of art, desire to learn about art, and the ability to share information with visitors. 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.

Whether you prefer to help with a specific event or you want to become involved on a regular basis, we will find just the right position for you.

For more information or to discuss training, please contact RAM Accounting Manager Sharon Martinoff at [email protected] or 262.619.3533.

Current Volunteers

RAM uses a very simple online program called SignUp to coordinate volunteers for events.

  1. Sign up! It’s easy, and you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on
  2. Review the options and choose the spot(s) you like.

Available Volunteer Opportunities

Garden and Grounds Assistants

RAM’s Wustum Museum is looking for gardeners and volunteers to help with the annual spring clean-up outdoors. 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.


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.

RAM Docent Program

RAM docents serve as valuable guides for scheduled tours, school field trips, Free First Fridays, and special events at RAM and Wustum. The rewarding benefits of being a docent include: an extensive art education, behind-the-scenes experiences, and discussions with the museum’s curators and other docents.

Please email RAM Curator of Education Tricia Blasko at [email protected] for more information on the next docent training sessions.

Docent Requirements
  • Docent Trainees must attend all new docent class training sessions.

  • Docent Trainees must shadow other docents throughout the training period.

  • Docents are required to attend scheduled meetings and exhibition walk through tours conducted by the Racine Art Museum Director/Curator of Collections and Curator of Exhibitions. These are usually held on Mondays beginning at 9:00 am.

  • A commitment of at least 20 tours or events per year is required.

  • Docents are encouraged to become Racine Art Museum member and will receive the same benefits as such.

  • Docents are encouraged to attend further training sessions that are offered, as well as other art enriching tours, lectures, and classes.

Love Art?  You’ll Love RAM!

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