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Open Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteers and interns are a vital part of everything we do at the Maine Jewish Museum. From providing administrative assistance and great customer service to helping ensure that our exhibition openings and programs run as smoothly as possible, MJM volunteers provide important support to all aspects of the Museum’s daily work. If you’re passionate about art, enjoy interacting with the public, and would like to connect with the larger arts community, we’d love to have you on our team.

Role of a Docent
A docent is a trained volunteer museum guide and an essential link between the public and the Museum. Docents strive to effectively engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds in inclusive and informative conversations about MJM’s exhibitions and the Museum's mission. Docents greet visitors at the door, provide information about the Museum, give Museum tours, perform gallery duty, and assist in educational programs. Articulate, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable, docents are important ambassadors inside and outside of the Museum's walls.

Docent benefits

  • Connections with others who share an interest in art
  • An opportunity to meet and interact with visitors from around the world
  • An introduction or continuing education in art
  • Exhibition walkthroughs with artists, curators, and scholars
  • Art tours to local artists' studios and collectors' homes
  • Participation in exhibition openings, programs, and book and film groups

How can I become a docent?

We are currently accepting applications for year-round and summer docents for 2023-2024. If you have a passion for art, craft, design, and community, we would love to hear from you. For more information, please contact us at .

Role of an Administrative Volunteer/Intern

Administrative volunteers/interns help with administrative projects on an as-needed basis. Projects may include records management, research, correspondence, social media postings, tech support, and various light clerical duties. On-the-job training is provided.

How can I become an Administrative Volunteer/Intern?

We are currently accepting applications for year-round and summer Administrative Volunteers/Interns for 2023-2024. If you have a knack for organization and multitasking and enjoy diverse project-based work, we would love to hear from you. For more information, please contact us at .

Role of a Special Events Volunteer

Special Events Volunteers help out with various fundraisers and community programs on an as-needed basis. Tasks may include greeting and seating attendees, set-up, break-down, and generally working the event.

How can I become a Special Events Volunteer?

We are always looking for engaged, enthusiastic, and flexible volunteers to help out with special events. If this sounds like you, please contact us at .