Volunteer Program

Become an Arts Insider!

The Blanton uses volunteers to assist visitors as they walk through the doors and into the galleries. If you love art, enjoy working with people–or both–this is the perfect opportunity to become involved in one of Austin's finest cultural attractions.

The Blanton is now accepting applications for volunteers. Requirements for volunteering at the Blanton are based on customer service principles and designed to create a welcoming atmosphere at the museum.

All Blanton volunteers are:

  • 18 years of age or older.
  • Interested to help visitors and assist museum Visitor Services staff as needed.
  • Willing to answer questions or solve visitor problems in a friendly and engaging manner.
  • Accustomed to learning from and working with people of all types and opinions.
  • Able to keep an open and accessible attitude towards museum visitors.
  • In Austin on a regular basis and have 3 hours per week to support the museum.
  • Free to complete Initial volunteer training within 2 months of the application date.
  • Committed to volunteering once a week or every other week for a year.
  • Trained at monthly sessions held on Sunday afternoons or Monday evenings.

For more information and an application, please send a message to: volunteer@blantonmuseum.org.

Volunteer Positions

 Volunteers help in a variety of invaluable ways–especially at our visitor services information desk and during B scene, the Blanton's art parties. A list of volunteer positions include:

The Blanton welcomes UT students as well as those from any university campus, and members of the greater Austin community who are cheerful, kind, helpful, empathetic, patient, service–oriented, and want to spend time in an arts-loving community. Volunteers meet other arts-interested adults and enjoy being at the museum for events and tours.

For further information about the Blanton's volunteer program or assistance applying to be a volunteer, please contact Martha Bradshaw, Manager of Visitor and Volunteer Services, at (512) 232–1988 or volunteer@blantonmuseum.org.


Gallery Teaching Positions

The Blanton Museum of Art is recruiting friendly and engaging volunteers to teach student groups of all ages in our newly reimagined galleries beginning in February 2017. No experience necessary.


  • Attend initial training on Mondays from 9 AM to 1 PM, January 9 – February 6, 2017 (excluding the MLK holiday).
  • Completion of online training modules.
  • Attend occasional two-hour workshops on Mondays throughout the year.
  • Available for teaching assignments between 10 AM and 1 PM on at least one weekday per week (Tuesday – Friday).
  • 2-year minimum commitment (1-year contracts available for current UT students).

Spanish speakers are encouraged to apply. We offer schools a dual language option. Apply for an interview by November 1, 2016.

Apply online by clicking here.

For more information or to request an application contact:
Laura Kilian Jaster at laura.kilianjaster@blantonmuseum.org or 512-471-5025.