Volunteer Opportunities

Boise Art Museum offers several volunteer opportunities for teenagers 14 – 19 years of age. This is a great way to fulfill community service requirements and to learn more about art.

  • Teen Volunteers assist with classes and camps for children during the summer.
  • The Teen Corps is for students 14-19 years of age who are interested in developing leadership skills and learning more about careers in art and museums while fulfilling community service requirements. Teen Corps members help organize Teen Night and volunteer at family and public programs.


Boise Art Museum’s Teen Corps is comprised of teens from around the Treasure Valley who are interested in art, who enjoy volunteering, and who want to participate in programs for all ages at BAM. Teen Corps members participate in monthly meetings with Education Department staff, help organize and set-up Teen Night, assist with children’s classes, camps and family programs, and help with special events at BAM.


Teens between the ages of 14 and 19 years old who agree to participate in monthly meetings and events.


Teen Corps members gain valuable leadership experience, work alongside professional Museum staff and learn more about visual art, education, museums and non-profit organizations.


Teen Corps members play an important volunteer role in BAM’s Education Department and must fulfill a specific set of requirements to be considered a member of the corps. These requirements for participation in the Teen Corps are listed below.


Teen Volunteers are an important part of BAM’s summer schedule of camps and classes for children. Teens can volunteer for summer programs by attending a summer orientation session in June and committing to a week-long schedule. Priority in the summer volunteer schedule is given to Teen Corps members, due to their familiarity with BAM’s programs and procedures.


  • Commit to attend monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., October through May.
  • Participate in select programs for children, families, teens, and special events.
  • Arrive on time for all meetings, programs, and other committee events.
  • Respond to e-mail communication from the Education Department to RSVP for meetings and sign-up for volunteer opportunities.
  • Contact the Education Department in advance if unable to fulfill a volunteer commitment.
  • Act responsibly and follow the guidelines of appropriate museum behavior.
  • Follow the directions of the Education Department and staff during volunteer activities.
  • Help the Boise Art Museum provide an environment for children and visitors that is both safe and fun.

To apply for summer volunteering or to apply to the Teen Corps, please complete and submit the following form to rebecca@boiseartmuseum.org or mail in your completed form to:

Volunteer Opportunities
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

Special Events volunteers assist at both of BAM’s two main fundraising events each year; the BAM Gala (taking place each year in March) and Art in the Park (taking place each year on the weekend after Labor Day in September). Special Events Volunteer duties include:

  • Event set-up
  • Greeting event attendees, handing out literature, coat check
  • Directing visitors, answering questions, guiding guests throughout the event
  • Accounting and administrative (Art in the Park only)
  • Wine service (Gala only)
  • Event clean-up and break-down

Special Events volunteers are typically needed on weekends and outside of normal business hours. To apply to be a Special Events volunteer, please complete and submit the following form to rebecca@boiseartmuseum.org or mail in your completed form to:

Volunteer Opportunities
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

BAM docents are volunteers at the Boise Art Museum who engage visitors of all ages with art through a variety of educational experiences.

The core function of BAM docents is facilitating BAM’s Free School Tour Program by providing guided tours for pre-school, elementary, junior high, and high school students. Docents also play a role during monthly programs, sharing information about BAM’s collections and exhibitions with visitors.

Docent training sessions cover specific information about BAM’s collections and exhibitions, as well as Museum philosophies, best practices, teaching methods, and tour techniques. BAM’s active docent training program engages volunteers in the learning process and cultivates knowledgeable, experienced volunteers.

All docent training sessions are held on Mondays from 9:30 a.m.—11:30 a.m., late August through May.

To apply for the BAM Docent program, please complete and submit the following form to rebecca@boiseartmuseum.org or mail in your completed form to:

Volunteer Opportunities
Boise Art Museum
670 Julia Davis Dr
Boise, ID 83702

BAM is seeking a volunteer to assist with the organizational and administrative tasks of The 2020 Idaho Triennial.

This is a volunteer position. BAM qualifies to supervise students for academic credit, if applicable and desired by the volunteer. The selected volunteer with receive a complimentary BAM membership.

BAM is seeking a volunteer from September – December, 2019. Ideally, the volunteer will be available between 10 to 15 hours per week, between the hours of 1:00 pm and 5:00 pm.

Undergraduates, recent graduates, and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Students in the departments of Art, Art History, Education, English, and History will be given preference.

• Exceptional attention to detail, collegial attitude, and high level of professionalism
• Computer skills to include Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• Previous experience in research, writing, and editing

Preferred Qualifications
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Excellent organizational skills
• Ability to work independently and be self-motivated
• Enthusiasm and passion for art history, contemporary art, museum studies, history, and research

Major Projects
The volunteer’s main project will involve assisting with the administration of The 2020 Idaho Triennial. This will include compiling and digitizing artist applications and images, organizing and tracking paper and digital files, and managing lists through Excel spreadsheets.

To Apply (Electronic Submissions Only)
Submit a formal cover letter addressing your interest in The 2020 Idaho Triennial volunteer position, and your availability during the work week.
Submit a current CV or résumé with relevant education and employment history.
Submit a letter of recommendation from an instructor, supervisor, or other professional.

Submit materials to
McKenzie Floyd, Associate Curator of Art
No in-person or phone inquiries.

Calendar of Events

 September 2019
September 2, 2019x
September 4, 2019x
September 6, 2019x
September 7, 2019x
September 8, 2019x
September 9, 2019x
September 12, 2019x
September 15, 2019x
September 16, 2019x
September 23, 2019x
September 28, 2019x
September 30, 2019x