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Volunteers

The Wiregrass Museum of Art is always looking for qualified volunteers to help us bring its mission to life by connecting people through art. As a volunteer, you will explore new areas of interest, meet inspiring people, get involved with WMA’s cultural community, attend social and educational events, and learn transferable skills. Volunteer hours are available on either a regular or an on-call basis during weekdays and weekends. Most opportunities are during the day, but some evening hours are available.

Volunteers are encouraged to become members of the Museum, but it is not a requirement.

  • Thank you for your interest in volunteer service at the Wiregrass Museum of Art! Your time and talent are valuable resources and are genuinely appreciated!

Docents

Docents are a vital part of the Wiregrass Museum of Art’s mission to educate and inspire audiences through the visual arts and its interpretation. Docents are specially trained volunteers who guide museum tours for school groups and visitors. They facilitate learning about and making a connection with the permanent collection and exhibitions through discussion of the artwork on exhibit.

As a WMA docent, you will have the opportunity to become a more effective communicator and educator by interacting with a variety of visitors, to expand your knowledge of visual art through research and training provided by WMA, to connect with your community and a diverse group of art enthusiasts, and to attend special events and classes just for docents!

Docents are encouraged to become members of the Museum, but it is not a requirement.

  • Thank you for your interest in docent service at the Wiregrass Museum of Art! Your time and talent are valuable resources and are genuinely appreciated!

For further information, email Educator Amanda Holcomb
or call (334) 794-3871 ext. 25.

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Financial Reports

Financial Report (2014)
Financial Report (2015)

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Become an ART BOX Mentor!

  • Please complete the following information. Mentor applications are due by February 9, 2018.
  • Email is the primary method of communication.
  • Volunteers who will be working with children, sensitive information or monies must undergo a background check, which requires your approval. Are you willing to have your background searched?

Youth Write Night Registration

Write Night Registration

Visiting Artist Workshop – Douglas Baulos and Pinky Bass

  • June 9th, 2018 from 10am to 3pm. Ages 12+ (Students under the age of 15 should be accompanied by a guardian.)

Annual Reports

Annual Report (2018)
Annual Report (2017)

Youth Art Education Policy

Outside of tours, family days, and open house events, individuals who are not enrolled in a class are not allowed in WMA classrooms except by written permission of the Executive Director. Parents may not join children in the classroom during instruction times in order to ensure an atmosphere conductive to creativity. It is important to limit the number of adults to keep the focus on the kids, their learning, and to accommodate limited seating in the studio. Parents are welcome to stay in the museum during class but must remain outside of the classroom during instruction time.

Museum educators are experienced in creating positive learning environments for all ages and are required to go through a background check to ensure the safety of our students. Parents and guardians are encouraged to visit the studio at the end of class to see what their child has created. All docents and volunteers working with children are also required to go through background checks.

Thank you for understanding our policy and priority on the safety and well-being of participating students.

Throughout the year, WMA will host “Meet the Educator” days where parents and their children can come to the classroom to meet the instructor before beginning classes and camps. 2019’s schedule is as follows: January 30 from 4pm-6pm, May 29 from 4pm-6pm, and August 28 from 4pm-6pm.