As a community arts hub, the Emerson relies on the time, energy and enthusiasm donated by community volunteers and interns. You can get involved by becoming a docent, by helping with events, children's classes or in our office. Simply fill out a volunteer application, send it to the Emerson and a volunteer coordinator will contact you when needed.
Thanks for your support!
Click here for a volunteer application.
- Mailings, data entry, word processing, filing, faxing, answering phones, poster hanging and photocopying.
- Look for volunteer opportunities for our Celebration of the Arts, Halloween Open House, Christmas Stroll and gingerbread house making, Bingo in the Ballroom, Garden & Home Tour, Lunch on the Lawn, etc.
Assist in installing exhibits, gallery sitting, and art receptions.
- Helping with children's classes.
- Leading gallery tours for schools and community groups in our Jessie Wilber Gallery.
Montana State University partners with the Emerson to offer an internship program. Juniors and seniors in the School of Art or Art Education Departments participate in the Emerson's education programs, exhibits programs, and arts administration. Students earn school credit as they work along side Emerson's teachers, arts preparator, and administrators to learn the tools of the trade in working in a community art center. If interested please contact Ellen Ornitz, curator of Exhibits and Education: Ellen@TheEmerson.org.
For college juniors & seniors. Here's how it works: You agree to volunteer as an intern at the Emerson for a semester. In turn, the Emerson's Visual Arts Director will provide training in exhibits and arts education and you have the chance to earn academic credit.
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