Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers are the heart of the museum, contributing their time, talents, enthusiasm, and energy. The museum has rich history of volunteerism including the Beaux Arts and Women’s Board auxiliaries, whose members set the standard for how to organize successful events and programs.

Volunteering is for everyone and all are welcome. We strive to be an inviting and safe place for anyone interested in being a part of the museum family.
Volunteers are vital to our mission and assist with a wide range of jobs in many areas.

You can choose to be a general volunteer or you may choose to be a member of Art Network. As a member of Art Network, you pay annual dues of $50 and have enhanced programing such as networking opportunities with like-minded people, social events, and additional ways to be involved.

For members of Art Network, there is a minimum commitment of 6 hours per year and volunteers can choose to serve weekly, monthly, or on project-based fundraisers. Volunteers should maintain an active CMA membership. Student, Educator, and Senior discounts may apply to museum membership.

General volunteers have no minimum time commitment, but must complete the application.

Once you complete the application form, click the submit button at the bottom.

Volunteer Application

Questions? Contact Gabriel Mastin at gabriel.mastin@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0307.


Art Network

The mission of Art Network shall be to advance the growth of the Columbus Museum of by supporting the Museum’s mission to Create Great Experiences with Great Art for Everyone through social, volunteer, and fundraising activities.

Membership in Art Network is open to any interested individual who agrees with the mission and purpose, submits the required application, maintains a current membership in the Museum, and pays the established annual dues.

Members are strongly encouraged to participate by planning, attending, volunteering, or in some way supporting at least one of the Museum fundraisers/projects hosted by Art Network each year.

To receive additional information contact membership@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0344.



Year-round docents provide Museum tours to visitors of all ages. They are the primary educational outreach to students, visitors, and the Columbus community. Docent volunteers undergo an extensive five-month training period that focuses on critical thinking skills, museum education principles and practice and the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions. Docents agree to serve for at least two years as gallery educators following their training. They also enjoy social events as well as local, national, and international art trips.

To receive additional information contact Molly Flasche at molly.flasche@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0352.


Docent Alums

This group is open to Docents that have fulfilled a four year commitment and want to retire from active duty as a gallery educator. They have social and art-related events for their members and through their dues, support the active docents by sponsoring lecturers for trainings. They also are invited to attend Docent trainings.

To receive additional information contact Contact Gabriel Mastin at gabriel.mastin@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0307.

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