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Kentucky Museum Volunteer Opportunities


Please review the following assignment descriptions to understand the requirements of each department and decide which ones best match your interests and abilities. You must indicate your preferred department assignments in the online application form.

In broad terms, our volunteer opportunities are either single event, or ongoing (volunteer would work with unit head to establish a weekly volunteer schedule).

 

 

Education

Single Event: Hammer In

Date: Usually the first or second Saturday in October.

Time: Event is 10AM-3PM. Two-hour volunteer shifts.

Big blacksmithing event on the Museum grounds. Attendance averages 500-600.

Single Event: Christmas in Kentucky

Date: The first Saturday in December 

Time: Event is 11AM-2PM Two-hour volunteer shifts.

Family oriented with activities throughout the Museum. Santa and Mrs. Claus, Big Red, ornament making, carolers, performers, and more. Attendance averages 600-1000.

Ongoing

There are currently no ongoing volunteer opportunities in Museum Education. The unit works with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students for course credit, internships, and assistantships. If you are a WKU student interested in working with Museum Education, or as a WKU student Museum docent, please visit the WKU Student Opportunity webpage.

 

POC:  Dr. Christy Spurlock 

270-745-6082

 

Exhibits 

Single Event: US Bank Art Intake

Date: Typically, a Friday in mid-February   

Time: 9AM-5PM Two-hour volunteer shifts.

Assisting Museum staff with the intake process as artists from off their works for the US Bank Celebration of the Arts Show.

Single Event: Hanging the US Bank Celebration of the Arts Show

Date: Typically, show is hung the week following the intake date.

Time: 9AM-4PM Two-hour volunteer shifts.

Volunteers coordinate with Museum exhibits technicians to schedule time to assist with the hanging and placement of artwork.

Single Event: US Bank Art Pickup

Date: Typically, a Saturday in mid-April

Time: 8AM-5PM Two-hour volunteer shifts.

Assisting Museum staff with the return process as artists pick up their work from the US Bank Celebration of the Arts Show.

Ongoing

There are currently no ongoing volunteer opportunities in Exhibits. The unit works with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students for course credit, internships, assistantships and more. If you are a WKU student interested in working with Museum Exhibits, please visit WKU Student Opportunity webpage.

 

POC: Charles Hurst

270-745-6259

 

Collections 

Single Event

There are currently no single event volunteer opportunities in Collections. The unit works with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students for course credit, internships, assistantships and more. If you are a WKU student interested in working with Museum Collections, please visit WKU Student Opportunity webpage.

Ongoing

There are currently no ongoing volunteer opportunities in Collections. The unit works with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students for course credit, internships, assistantships and more. If you are a WKU student interested in working with Museum Collections, please visit WKU Student Opportunity webpage.

 

POC: Sandy Staebell

270-745-6260

 

Administration

Single Event

There are currently no single event volunteer opportunities in Administration. The unit works with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students for course credit, internships, assistantships and more. If you are a WKU student interested in working with Museum Administration, please visit WKU Student Opportunity webpage.

Ongoing

There are currently no ongoing volunteer opportunities in Administration. The unit works with a variety of graduate and undergraduate students for course credit, internships, assistantships and more. If you are a WKU student interested in working with Museum Administration, please visit WKU Student Opportunity webpage.

 

POC: Tiffany Isselhardt

270-745-3369

 

If you are interested in volunteering for the Kentucky Museum, please fill out the online volunteer application.

 

Any questions? Read our FAQ.  

 


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 Last Modified 1/28/22