American University Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the inner workings of our dynamic museum. Volunteers play a vital role in the museum's operation as an educational institution and an important community resource. Volunteers greet and provide information to museum visitors, guide tours, organize and assist with events and community outreach, and enjoy programs ranging from lectures to studio visits.
As a museum volunteer, you can explore your interests with a group of like-minded individuals by joining one of our committees and further your relationship with art, education, American University and the community. Volunteers receive free parking at the Katzen Arts Center and reciprocal admission to several other institutions.
If interested in joining the volunteer program, please download the Information & Application. For questions, please contact us at
Applications are accepted throughout the year and will remain on file for up to one year. Volunteer applicants will be invited to a volunteer orientation held in both the spring and fall. Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, and an understanding that reliability is critical.
To volunteer at the AU Museum, candidates must make a one-year commitment. Gallery representatives and docents must be available for at least one two-hour shift per month.