Columbus Museum of Art Volunteer Position Descriptions


Library Volunteer
The Columbus Museum seeks volunteers who enjoy working with the public and those who want to work with the staff to assist customers in using our Reference Library’s many resources. Knowledge of computers and the ability to remain calm and patient in giving clear instructions to individuals of all ages and backgrounds are necessary. Must be available at least two hours per week.

Tasks include:

  • Book re-shelving
  • Assisting patrons with computers and finding materials
  • Maintaining clip files
  • Keeping the library neat
Tour Preview Program Presenter
The Columbus Museum seeks volunteers who enjoy working with school children to present “preview programs’ for Museum tours. The ability to speak clearly and relate to children are required. Must be available at least four hours per week.The Museum’s Learning to Look tour for 1st through 3rd Grades focuses on the elements of art (line, color, texture, shape and form) and is designed to meet elementary school curriculum objectives. Volunteers will present “Preview Programs” in classrooms to prepare students for their visit to the Museum through hands-on presentations.Tasks include:
  • Contacting the teacher before the day of the scheduled program to confirm date, time, number of students, materials required and location for activity.
  • Checking that all necessary materials are included in Preview Kit before removing it from the Museum and informing the Education Department should the kit need replenishing.
  • Presenting information about the Museum and administering a hands-on activity.

There are three different presentations that the volunteer may choose from: Color, Line, and Shape; Landscape and Line; and Sculpture and Texture. Volunteers will receive training on each program.