Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer with the Walker Art Center. When you donate your time and your talents to the Walker, you’re not only making an important contribution to the arts community but also learning new skills and making new friends in the arts.
Upcoming Recruitment Opportunities
Volunteer Information Guide
The Walker will be starting to recruit volunteers for our Information Guide program coming up in March 2019. Information Guides help create a friendly, welcoming environment and assist in creating a unique and customized visitor experience for each person they engage.
Volunteers in the position will be stationed inside the Cargill Lounge year round. During the summer months (June – September) volunteers will have the option to be stationed outside in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Duties include greeting visitors and providing them with information regarding exhibitions, programs, and events; directing visitors to various amenities throughout the campus and presenting visitors with general overview of the Walker Art Center’s history and architecture.
Recruiting for this position hires seasonally and will be open until filled. This volunteer position is also interview based. If being a part of this volunteer program interests you please fill out a Shiftboard application to create a new account to get started as a new volunteer.
Rock the Garden 2019 Volunteer
Rock the Garden is our largest volunteer event of the year and between the Walker and MPR we recruit nearly 500 volunteers for this spectacular one-day event! Volunteers help make Rock the Garden happen through filling shifts for the beverage tents, entrances, green team, ADA platforms attendant, and substitutes.
Recruitment for our general volunteer pool for Rock the Garden 2019 will begin on Tuesday, April 9th at 10:00 AM on our scheduling website, Shiftboard. To get started as a new volunteer, please fill out a Shiftboard application to create a new account.
If you have any questions about volunteering for Rock the Garden 2019, just send an email to volunteerRTG@walkerart.org
YEAR ROUND OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteer ushers are utilized to help support our Performing Arts, Moving Image, Design, and Education events. Volunteer tasks include distributing programs, scanning tickets, directing and seating patrons, and performing light cleaning of the theater after screenings.
The Walker Art Center seeks volunteers to contribute to Walker programming by greeting patrons, providing program information and way-finding through the building, monitoring attendees for safety and accessibility concerns and providing exceptional customer service.
Assist with the Walker Art Center’s bi-annual exhibition-opening preview parties. Volunteers contribute to this event in a number of capacities including welcoming event attendees while scanning tickets and handing out programs, assisting with coat check, and helping to facilitate an art making activity.
ROCK THE GARDEN
Become one of more than 500 volunteers that make this zero waste sell-out rock show (co-presented with 89.3 The Current) a success. Volunteers can assist in a variety of ways including support at entrance gates, beverage tents, with the recycling green team, and more.
Volunteer Information Guides create a friendly, welcoming environment and assist in creating a unique and customized visitor experience for each person they engage. Duties include greeting visitors and providing them with information regarding exhibitions, programs, and events; directing visitors to amenities; presenting visitors with general overview of the architecture of the Walker Art Center. This volunteer position hires seasonally and is interview based.
FREE FIRST SATURDAY
The Walker Art Center utilizes volunteers to assist with this free family event every first Saturday of the month from 10 am–3 pm. Responsibilities include greeting visitors, handing out programs, providing directions, assisting with the art-making activities, keeping art supplies well-stocked, and assisting with clean-up or tear down of workshop spaces. Volunteers must enjoy working with children (ages 4–10) and be able to stand for 2–3 hour periods. This opportunity recruits volunteers on an as needed basis. We are not currently recruiting at this time.
SENSORY FRIENDLY SUNDAY
Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event at the Walker for kids, teens and adults with sensory processing differences or Autism Spectrum Disorder and their families. Volunteers will have a myriad of tasks, including greeting visitors, distributing fidgets, assisting with art making projects, surveying, and floating. This opportunity recruits volunteers on an as needed basis. We are not currently recruiting at this time.
How to apply
All scheduling for Walker volunteer shifts is done through a scheduling website called Shiftboard. To get started as a new volunteer, please fill out a Shiftboard application to create a new account.
Once your Shiftboard application is received you’ll receive an email that will detail the next steps for an online orientation. Your Shiftboard account will be activated once you have completed the online orientation and quiz.
For more information please send an email to the Walker’s Volunteer Coordinator at email@example.com or call 612.253.3559.