Volunteer

Volunteer at the William King Museum of Art!

Are you a history buff, fan of the arts, architecture lover? Do you have a knack for teaching or just enjoy volunteering?  If you said “yes” to any of the above, come volunteer at the William King Museum of Art!

Why volunteer at William King? WKMA is a unique, non-profit regional museum located in the heart of Abingdon. The facility is Virginia’s only nationally accredited museum west of Roanoke and caters to Southwest Virginia, Northeast Tennessee, Southeastern Kentucky, and Western North Carolina.

Current Opportunities

Visitor Services: A Visitor Services volunteer will focus on communication with a variety of visitors with diverse interest and abilities to ensure a positive Museum experience.  Working from the Admissions Kiosk, the Visitor Services Volunteer will have the opportunity to serve as a point of contact for visitors, answer phones, and take on various other related tasks as time allows.

Docent
Docents are volunteers who share their love of art by initiating dialog and creating connections for visitors in an informal learning environment. Successful candidates demonstrate the ability to serve as a knowledgeable and skilled facilitator, not necessarily as an expert. Essential traits include critical thinking, flexibility, and the ability to work as part of a team.

Education
Education Assistants help prepare educational materials, help with special events, Summer Art Camps and other tasks as needed in the Education Department.

Special Events
Special Events volunteer will help with setup, breakdown and event management details.

Communications
A Communications volunteer will work closely with the Public Relations Department on tasks such as photography, design, social media and advertising.

Summer Art Camp
A Summer Art Camp volunteer will help with material prep, classroom teaching and/or other tasks related to Summer Art Camp June-July.

Fundraising
A Fundraising volunteer will have the opportunity to serve on various committees throughout the year to garner supporters for special events and fundraisers at the Museum.

Promotional Distribution
Volunteers wishing to help with promotional distribution will take flyers, brochures, etc. to local venues as defined by the Public Relations department.

Membership Drives
Membership Drive volunteers will help set up tables at various places to encourage people to become members of the Museum and/or assist with administrative tasks for these drives.

Outdoor Maintenance
Outdoor Maintenance volunteers will help keep the Museum grounds tidy and beautiful through landscaping, trash removal, painting, etc.

The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday from 10 a.m. until 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m..  Volunteers usually work in two hour shifts.  Volunteers who work thirty or more hours will also receive a complimentary individual membership to the William King Museum of Art!

If you are interested in volunteering with us, please fill out this FORM or contact Candace Sykes, Director of Marketing, at csykes@wkmuseum.org.

 

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