School Program Tour Guides
School Program Tour Guides provide small-group tours to students visiting the Museum with their school classes. Most tours occur 9:15-11:00 on weekday mornings or 12:45-2:30 on weekday afternoons. Tour guides should enjoy working with youth, have excellent communication skills, and be able to lead a lively, interactive discussion. They should be dependable and have a professional work ethic.
Visitor Services Volunteers
Visitor Services volunteers provide assistance to Museum guests at various locations such as the front entrance, Hall of Fame, and grand staircase. They welcome our guests, answer questions about the Museum and provide a special hospitality that makes each visitor's experience memorable. Visitor Services Volunteers should have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with the public, and have a professional work ethic.
Family and Public Program Volunteers
Family and Public Program volunteers help with the programs, presentations, and more. They take up tickets, usher at events, and help with programs such as the musical petting zoo. Family and Public Program volunteers should have excellent communication skills, enjoy working with the public, and have a professional work ethic. They should be available a minimum of one weekend per month.
Limited opportunities are available for volunteers to work with curatorial staff on special projects. Collections/Archival volunteers should have prior experience in related fields such as historic preservation, film preservation, or research. They should be detail oriented, be able to work independently on a project, and have a professional work ethic.
Clerical volunteers help with data entry, mailings, filing, and other projects in all areas of the Museum including the library, the Museum's archives, the Museum Store, Hatch Show Print, and other administrative departments. These opportunities occur 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. on weekdays. Volunteers should be detail oriented, be able to work independently on a project, and have a professional work ethic.
How Do I Apply?
Volunteer information sessions are held at the Museum on the third Tuesday in August, October, January, and March, from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, fill out the Volunteer Online Form or contact the Volunteer Coordinator by phone, 615-416-2092 or via email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
"I love to do the 'Front Greet' job. It is a great chance to meet people from all over the world-and give them a big dose of southern hospitality. Working behind the scenes in the library and archives has given me an opportunity to better appreciate the preservation of history. I had no idea that museum work entailed so much more than the just attending to the artifacts on display." -Sallylou, Volunteer since 2008
"I sure love the Museum. For me it's the local history that is so personal to Nashville ... and it is history that's happening even now. It's fresh and fun and new for each school tour group I take around." -Joe, Volunteer since 2004