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.

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.



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 Kristina Skarupa at kristina.skarupa@cmaohio.org or 614.629.0356.

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