A volunteer helping a child make a button


Volunteering at the museum is a great way to use your knowledge, skills and talents to help New Mexico. For their service to the community, volunteers recieve many benefits, including invitations to special events, a pass for free admission to any state-run museum or historic site good for an entire calendar year, special access to our incredible library and archives and the chance to be a part of a constantly evolving institution.

Are you interested in learning how you can help? Please fill out the Volunteer Application Form and we will be in touch soon.

Volunteers can help the Museum in several different ways, the most popular of which is our docent program.

Docent Program

Museum docents attend an 8-month training course and typically volunteer 100 hours to the museum annually.

Docents that have been trained by the Museum of Art offer tours:
  • daily tours of the museum at 2PM
  • walking tours of public art in downtown Santa Fe on Mondays at 10:00am, April-November (weather permitting); Fridays, 10 a.m. June-August
  • tours of the museum to groups who schedule special tours

Long-serving docent, Meriom Kastner

Docent Meriom Kastner next to R.C. Gorman's Seated Navajo Woman sculpture.