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Kentucky Museum - Volunteering

Volunteer for the Kentucky Museum.  

We need you! 

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Volunteers help the museum reach its goal of being an important community resource by providing a variety of programs and events, as well as exhibits and workshops for the community. You can help!!

Special Events

Help realize one of the many functions the museum provides for the community throughout the year; be a representative at a wedding or reception, sell art at the USBank Celebration of the Arts, direct visitors to their favorite part of Christmas in Kentucky, and any number of other events the museum offers.


Be a guide in the galleries, help visitors learn about the collections, or our log house.

Choose regular hours or days in the exhibits. Are you good with a hammer? You may wish to help install exhibits, paint walls or hang art work. You will be notified when a new exhibit is being installed and set your own hours.


Work with the objects, photographing, numbering, storing, cleaning, and preparing collections to go on exhibit. Flexible hours.

Group Tours

Assist groups with their visit to the museum. A short introduction, perhaps guiding them through a special exhibit. These hours will be scheduled as tours book.

School Field Trips

Work a morning with elementary school children as they enjoy a field trip and special programs in the Kentucky Museum.


During Summer, Fall and Spring breaks, the museum offers day-long art and cultural activities for children. Help staff members lead children in making clay, learning watercolor, or discovering Kentucky History in these camps.


Step 1

Download and complete a Volunteer Application. Save completed application and send it to Brent Bjorkman.

Step 2

Someone from the museum will contact you and find the right fit for your volunteer services.

Step 3

Be committed! We depend on our volunteers and expect our volunteers to be professional, follow our dress code, and keep to their scheduled dates and times.

If you have any additional questions:

Brent Bjorkman, 270-745-6261.

Benefits of Being a Volunteer

By providing at least 4 hours of volunteer time within a year, you automatically become a Museum Member, with all the benefits and privileges of membership.

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 Last Modified 9/25/14