Whether you like interacting with the museum's guests or prefer helping behind the scenes, there are volunteer opportunities that match your interests and skills. Volunteer applicants are asked to meet the following requirements:
- Excellent communication skills and a professional work ethic.
- Ability to volunteer monthly for a minimum of one year
- Successful completion of an interview, check of references, and background check.
Attend an Information Session in August. More info here.
Volunteer benefits include free admission to the Museum, special recognition and social events, discounts in the Museum store and restaurant, a book club which meets monthly to discuss great books and topics, free parking during volunteer hours, a volunteer vest...and more!
The best way to learn what it's like to be a museum volunteer is to let volunteers tell you about their experiences.
The Museum offers unpaid internships that advance the educational goals of the student as well as the Museum's mission. Museum internships provide learning opportunities in archival preservation, research, event management, communication and marketing, development, and educational programming.
Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering
Frequently Asked Questions About Internships
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"There is nothing more fulfilling for me, as a School Tour Guide, than to expose children to a completely new world of Country Music and see their eyes light up when they "get it"!!
"Volunteering at the Museum is more than a job.... it's a mission for me! I love it." -Marge, Volunteer since 2002
"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
Thank you to the following businesses for their contributions of goods and services to the Museum's Volunteer Program.
- The Employees of American General Life and Accident Insurance Company
- Ajax Turner Co., Inc.
- Blue Bell Creameries
- Frist Center for the Visual Arts
- Gaylord Entertainment
- Jack's Barbecue
- Tennessee State Museum
- Verizon Wireless
- The Arts Company
Congratulations to the museum's volunteers for their well-deserved recognition.
We are proud to be in the inaugural group of EVE Certification recipients. This award recognizes the hard work, dedication, and spirit of our great volunteer team. Whether assisting in the museum or behind the scenes, museum volunteers' contributions of time and talent make each day even more special at the museum. Thank You Volunteers!!! - Sandy Conatser