The Museum of Russian Art promotes understanding of the art, people, and culture of Muscovite Russia, the Russian Empire, and the former republics of the Soviet Union through outstanding exhibitions, cultural presentations, and educational programs serving the people of Minnesota and the nation. Volunteering is a great way to experience everything the Museum has to offer.

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

Apply to be a Volunteer

Volunteering Benefits

In exchange for their 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 TMORA Dual Membership
  • 10% Discount at the TMORA Museum Shop
  • Free and/or reduced rates to special events
  • Complimentary passes for friends and family

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.

TMORA Museum Shop

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 Shop with an elegant, fresh, and professional look.


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.

All people and talents are welcome, so please apply!

Apply to be a Volunteer


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