Volunteer

Are you passionate about art, science, culture and human history? Considering a career in museums? Volunteer for the University of Alberta Museums!

The UAlberta Museums is a distributed network of museums, some of which have volunteer programs, many others do not. The University of Alberta Museums volunteer program is coordinated by Museums and Collections Services and complements what currently exists on campus and helps to create standard practices and match potential volunteers with opportunities.

Museums and Collections Services operates a campus-wide volunteer program to help match potential volunteers with opportunities at the U of A Museums.

We thank you for your interest, but we are unable to accept unsolicited applications.


Current Volunteer Opportunities

University of Alberta Museums 

The application deadline for all positions is midnight, Sunday April 22, 2018.

How to apply

Applications must include the following:

  • A completed U of A Museums Volunteer application form [PDF]
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A maximum one page statement of interest that identifies:
  • a specific volunteer opportunity as listed above and outlines how the applicant meets the qualifications of the position.
  • any relevant skills, interests or hobbies you may have.
  • why you want to volunteer at the U of A Museums.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the University of Alberta Museums!


Who can Volunteer?

Anyone! You do not need to be affiliated with the University of Alberta. We are looking for passionate and committed individuals who are excited about all things museum, and who are interested in working the subject areas of the collections.

Please note that at this time, volunteers must be 18 years of age or older.

Still have questions? Contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

Recognition

Each year the UAlberta Museums celebrates outstanding curators, staff and volunteers at our annual Museums Celebration! Hosted in the early spring, this event is a celebration of the work and achievement of our whole museums team. At this event, the UAlberta Museums also recognizes recipients of the Volunteer of the Year award. 

Why Volunteer?

There are many volunteers within the University of Alberta Museums community. Volunteers assist with community engagement and they spend time preparing museum objects in science or arts collections. Each contribution is valuable and allows the UAlberta Museums to continue to grow and advance our collections and research.

By volunteering with the UAlberta Museums, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, connect with the university and museum community, develop new skills or put your current strengths to work! As a volunteer, you will also receive specialized coaching and benefit from volunteer exclusive museum training sessions and behind the scenes tours.