Volunteer Opportunities

Education Internships & Teen Volunteers


Internships at the Boise Art Museum provide college undergraduate and graduate students with opportunities to experience various aspects of museum professions. BAM internships are unpaid and can run from one semester to one year, depending on availability.  We ask that interns spend about 10 hours a week at the Museum, but highly encourage a schedule that matches that of an existing program, class or project.

  • BAM Education Interns work with many areas of the Education Department’s responsibilities.  School semester or summer internships usually give students a broad experience with Museum Education and non-profit work – including, but not limited to, the daily functions of the department, artist research and classroom and studio preparation.
  • Summer Interns work very closely with our classes for children and adults and include signing children in and out of classes, helping instructors to prepare and clean up, and helping to manage volunteers, supplies and set-up for all classes. Summer Interns also participate in the development of interpretive gallery and tour materials.

Internships are offered year-round. Start dates vary.

All internships are unpaid.

If you are interested in applying, please click here for current openings.

Teen Volunteers

The 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 and help with administrative tasks during the school year.
  • The Teen Advisory Committee 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 Advisory Committee members help organize Teen Night and volunteer at family and public programs.

Teens 14-19 years of age interested in volunteering, please contact Annie Hartvigsen, Associate Curator of Education, at annie@boiseartmuseum.org or 345-8330 ext. 36


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Museum Volunteers

Museum Volunteers greet patrons, take admission, and provide information about the Museum and surrounding area. These volunteers enjoy interacting with BAM visitors and are dedicated to helping make the visitors’ experiences positive and memorable

BAM administrative offices also have opportunities to volunteer for administrative projects, membership drives and special events. If you would like to volunteer at BAM, please complete the following application and send it to Volunteer Opportunities, Boise Art Museum, 670 Julia Davis Drive, Boise, Idaho 83702.

Volunteer Application

BAM Docents

BAM Docents provide guided tours to school groups and other visitors (BAM Docents facilitate tours for more than 10,000 students each school year.) The Docents attend weekly educational training and enjoy social activities as well. New docents begin each year in January with special training sessions. If you are interested in more information, please call Terra Feast, Curator of Education at 345-8330 ext. 18 or e-mail terra@boiseartmuseum.org.