The Phillips Collection is committed to bringing Duncan Phillips’s “intimate museum combined with an experiment station” into the work environment. The Phillips seeks to build its dedicated and creative team with new volunteers. All volunteers are asked to make a one-year commitment.
Volunteers can contribute to The Phillips Collection in several ways:
- Art Information Volunteer
- Departmental Volunteer
- Phillips Music Volunteers
To volunteer, fill out the application form and send it to:
Already a volunteer? Access the Volunteer Portal
Art information volunteers greet and provide information to visitors. Volunteers learn about the museum's history, the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and other visitor information. They serve a minimum of two shifts per month and must attend fall and spring training sessions.
Departmental Volunteers assist curatorial, development, and other departments with assignments that range from research to clerical work, based on departmental requests. These opportunities may be one-time, one-project, or ongoing. Departmental volunteers attend the same training sessions as the art information volunteers; specific training is on the job.
Phillips Music Volunteers assist during the Sunday Concerts season (October to May). Volunteer responsibilities on concert night include checking-in patrons who have reserved tickets, assisting with setting up the Music Room, checking attendees’ tickets, and helping to break down after the concert. Concerts are at 4 pm; volunteer shifts vary depending on assigned duty. Volunteers can attend the concert only during their volunteering shift and are expected to commit for one year and serve a minimum of three concerts during the season.
Phillips Public Programming Volunteers assist during public programs on Thursday evenings (and some weekend programs), including Phillips after 5, Conversations with Artists, Duncan Phillips Lectures, film screenings, and interdisciplinary programs. Volunteer responsibilities for public programs include assisting with set up and break down of program space, checking-in visitors with reserved tickets, facilitating an activity or program component, and other duties as needed. Public programs begin at 6:30 pm and volunteer shifts vary depending on assigned duty. Volunteers can attend the program during their volunteer shift, other public programs, and are expected to commit for one year with a minimum of 6 programs a year.
College Art Information volunteers greet and provide information to visitors, provide excellent customer service, assist guests with museum information as they arrive, and help with way finding throughout their visit. Volunteers learn about the museum's history, the permanent collection, special exhibitions, and other visitor information. They serve a minimum of one four-hour shift per week for 8-10 weeks during the summer.