As a Harn Museum volunteer, you are part of a team of people that help create educational, enjoyable and welcoming experiences for museum visitors. Adults ages 18+ are eligible to volunteer. Individual’s skill sets, interests and museum needs are taken into consideration in placing applicants. We look forward to meeting you!

Be a Volunteer

Volunteer Recruitment Information Session

Saturday, December 2, 1 pm
The Harn Museum has two new volunteer opportunities, so it’s an exciting time to join the team.  Participate in educational programs in-house and out in the community that introduce new visitors to the museum and the joy of experiencing great works of art. Join us for this brief information session to learn about the activities, responsibilities and training program for these two new roles:

Early Learning Program Volunteer – Be a part of this new program to bring Head Start and Kindergarten students on a museum field trip.  Work with museum educators and docents to welcome young visitors, prepare the museum classroom, and assist children with art-making activities.

Art for Life Volunteer – Join this successful outreach program for senior citizens who are unable to visit the museum. Art for Life volunteers work in teams to present and discuss works of art from the Harn collection and to make connections with participants’ past experiences and memories.

For questions about these volunteer opportunities or the information session, please contact Brandi Breslin, or 294-7060.


Additional Spring 2018 Volunteer Opportunities
The Harn is currently recruiting responsible, inquisitive, focused and enthusiastic adults and students ages 18+ who are interested in fostering a sense of belonging among museum audiences.

As a Visitor Services Volunteer, you will gain excellent customer service experience, learn more about current exhibitions and create a welcoming environment for visitors.

Available Shifts

  • Saturdays, 12 noon – 2 p.m.
  • Sundays, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Select weekdays, “on call” with advance notice (12noon – 2pm) 

To inquire, please contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at with your resume and availability. Volunteers should be able to commit to two semesters of service. Need help preparing a resume? Visit the UF Career Resource Center for examples and guidance.

Be a Museum University Student Educator (MUSE)

The MUSE (Museum University Student Educator) program is for creative, energetic and dynamic university students, wanting to share their love of art with others. MUSEs are one-semester project volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors. Each semester, a group of 10–15 students from diverse academic backgrounds work together to imagine and produce activities for Museum Nights, a monthly, after-hours museum experience. Download an application here. For more information, contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at or 352.294.7061.

First Meeting/Deadline to Submit:
Spring 2018: January 11
Summer 2018: May 17

Please note: If you are interested in being a MUSE next semester and the meetings work with your class schedule, please submit your application far in advance of the first meeting. The deadline is for students just learning of the program at the start of the semester.  

(Student Museum Advisory Council)

The Student Museum Advisory Council (SMAC) is a volunteer organization whose aim is to promote the Harn’s many programs and resources in order to increase its visibility on the wider campus. SMAC includes students of varying backgrounds, majors, talents, and interests to help focus on outreach and event planning. The main focus of this group is to CONNECT the museum with the campus! For more information, contact Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at or 352.294.7063 or download the SMAC application.


The mission of SMAC is to: STRENGHTEN the ties between the -- MUSEUM and the main campus by raising -- AWARENESS of the campus art museum, public programs, and events through -- CONTRIBUTIONS of creative ideas to attract students to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.


To build a bridge between the museum and the student body on campus; To serve as the student voice within the museum; To promote museum events and exhibitions that will appeal to UF students; To raise awareness of student opportunities the museum offers; To plan at least one event each semester in collaboration with student organizations

Be A Docent

Docents at the Harn Museum are volunteer tour guides who are trained to interpret the museum's collections and traveling exhibitions. Docents serve a number of museum audiences through a variety of tour programs, and they participate in a rigorous ongoing training program. Visit the Docent Program page of our website to learn more.