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The Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture is a community achievement, owing to its success to the generosity, energy, and enthusiasm of volunteers and interns. By becoming a docent, helping with events, monitoring classes, or assisting in keeping our building tidy and welcoming, volunteers are imperative to the health and progress of this art institution.

In return, volunteers have the opportunity to make a meaningful impact on our community; enjoy a deeper engagement with the arts; meet new people; and are introduced to new ideas and concepts. Volunteering at this local landmark is not just an exercise in philanthropy, but also an experience that fosters knowledge, community, friendship, and purpose. We look forward to working with you!

Find the volunteer positions that best suit you.

Beast of Bozeman Volunteers

The Emerson is looking for volunteers for the 6-week run of our premiere talent contest, The Beast of Bozeman! We are in need of all Front of House positions including Bartenders (Must be Montana Alcohol Safe Serve or TIPS Certified).


General Volunteers

General volunteers assist the Emerson with various needs, ranging from building and grounds maintenance to event planning and committee participation.

Tell us a little about yourself and any special skills you would like to share with the Emerson in the following Volunteer Application. Submit the form to the Emerson and we will be in touch.

Volunteer Application

If you have additional questions, please call 406) 587-9797 or email us.

Thank you for your support!

Docent Program

Every spring and fall, the Emerson organizes a team of volunteer docents to lead our Schools in the Gallery educational outreach program. This program serves grades K–8 primarily, offering professional gallery tours and optional hands-on art activities.

A great opportunity for more insight into the artwork, docents learn about the techniques and processes used in the exhibit directly from the artist. Docents' impact lies in teaching the youth of our community about contemporary art and fostering a life-long appreciation for the arts.

Become a Docent

Art Education Monitor

Art Education monitors keep art classes running smoothly and efficiently. Monitors open art classes; check-in participants and collect fees; clean and organize studio spaces; and maintain studio rules and use of equipment.

Gallery Attendant

Gallery attendants are crucial to the security and success in the Jessie Wilber Gallery. Attendants open and secure Jessie Wilber Gallery, answer questions, tally visitors, and direct viewers.

Volunteers must be available on select Saturdays, mid-morning through mid-afternoon.

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