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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


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 or call 612.253.3559.