Volunteers & Internships

Information about volunteering and internships at Albuquerque Museum.

Albuquerque Museum Docent Pat Renken 2018

Albuquerque Museum Docent Pat Renken


Albuquerque Museum Intern Ben Maseman 2017

Albuquerque Museum Intern Ben Maseman

Volunteers & Internships

Teens, college students and adults have a variety of ways to assist the museum in getting the community involved in art and history.

Docent Program

We are seeking volunteers for the Albuquerque Museum Gallery Docent program. An 8-month training begins September 13, 2021. For more information on the gallery docent program, click on the link below. You must register through the ABQ Volunteers website to be considered for the program. Click on the button on this page. Have more questions? Contact Jody Vanesky at [email protected] or 764-6502.

Albuquerque Museum welcomes over 100,000 visitors annually and offers guided tours to visitors from varied backgrounds, age levels and abilities. Trained volunteers, or docents, make these guided experiences possible. Prospective docents should be comfortable speaking in public, enjoy interacting with a wide range of people, and have a passion for learning and giving back to the community.

Become a Docent

What are the Benefits?

Docents are part of a team of museum professionals committed to getting the community engaged in art and history. Free admission is provided to Museum at all times and a discount in the Museum Store. An annual volunteer breakfast and service awards are provided. Social events including luncheons and field trips are offered throughout the year.

How do I Apply?

Volunteer opportunities are managed through ABQ Volunteers. Click the link and set up your profile today. 
For information on training at Casa San Ysidro, call (505) 897-8828 or email [email protected].

College-Aged Students


Internships provide real world experience in the museum's education program. Students applying for the internship must be enrolled in an accredited college or university credit-based internship class. Duration is determined by class requirements. This is an unpaid position.

Work Study

Work Study students participate in a wide range of experiences in the museum education department. Ability to work evenings and experience working with youth is desirable. Duration of Work Study is from one semester to a year, up to 20 hours a week. Students must have work study funding through the University of New Mexico. Students apply through the University of New Mexico Work Study website. Interview required.

Youth Volunteers

Youth volunteers help kids learn about art and history through tours and art making with young children. They also create fun materials and programs for kids and families to help them get more involved in art and history.

Limited volunteer opportunities are open to students age 16 and above to explore career opportunities in museums. Volunteer opportunities are typically 10 hours a week for up to 10 weeks.







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