Volunteering is a great way to experience all that the Museum of Russian Art has to offer, while supporting us in our mission to engage, enlighten and educate through the art of Russia.

There are a range of opportunities available to you to suit your interests, and our volunteers receive a host of great benefits. Once you see something that interests you, please fill out our volunteer application.

Apply to be a Volunteer

Volunteering Benefits

In exchange for a donation of expertise and time, TMORA volunteers receive museum benefits. These benefits are given after four volunteer shifts at the desk or store, or upon giving your first tour. Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Complimentary Individual Museum Membership
  • A positive environment filled with the best Russian Art!
  • 10% Discount at Izba gift shop, plus semiannual volunteer-only sales
  • Free and/or Reduced rates to special events
  • Complimentary passes for friends and family
  • Supporting the only institution in North America devoted to the rich diversity of Russian art, history, and culture.

TMORA Volunteer Benefits PDF

Reception Desk

Provide first level phone coverage for in-bound calls. Greet visitors and collect admission fees as appropriate. Offer general information, membership information, and exhibition brochures. Provide general directions throughout the Museum. Field questions regarding the art, building, etc.

Museum Gift Store

Assist in creating a positive experience at TMORA by enticing our customers with beautiful products from Russia. Help develop a smooth flowing operation by assisting customers, ringing in sales, as well as merchandising the Store with an elegant, fresh and professional look.

Docent

Serve as knowledgeable host to scheduled groups of museum visitors. Share your knowledge of Russian art, history culture as reflected in specific exhibitions on display.  Currently, TMORA is only seeking prospective docents who are able to give tours to children and/or tours in Russian.

Floor Host

Will provide visitors with an identified museum representative to answer questions regarding the art, building and related subjects. Also provide a security presence for passive observation of visitors, children or guests with disabilities. Alert reception desk and museum supervisor in the event of any type of emergency situation. Direct visitors to specific exhibition or visitor services areas. Field questions regarding items on display, the history and programs of the museum, future events/mailing list sign up, etc. Assist tour guides if and as required.

Administration Support

Provide help to museum staff to implement various mailings, exhibition packets, fund raising invitations and related marketing programs. Provide in-museum help to conduct seminar events, assist tour guides with large group events, help execute special invitational events and staff various guest services (museum store, parking directions, coat room, refreshment/lounge) as required by specific events.

All people and talents are welcome, so please apply!

Apply to be a Volunteer