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Share Your Passion for the Museum’s Collection and History with the Community

There are many ways to get involved! From becoming a Taft Ambassador to a Taft Docent, opportunities await.

 

Taft Ambassadors

Our ambassador team helps throughout the museum and spreads their enthusiasm with everything they do! If you’d like to join, we’d love to add you to the team. No prior experience is necessary—just an interest in the activities and programs we offer. 

Volunteer Ambassador opportunities include:

  • Special events (weekends and evenings)
  • Guest and member services (weekdays and weekends)
  • Office assistance (weekdays)
  • Research (weekdays, when positions are available)

Volunteer Ambassadors commit to serving at least 6 hours a month.

Volunteer Ambassadors will receive:

  • Training to become an integral part of one of Cincinnati’s most distinguished museums
  • Invitations to educational tours of new exhibitions and other public programs
  • 15% discount in the Museum Shop and 10% discount in the Café
  • Recognition at the annual Volunteer Appreciation luncheon
  • Free parking during the Ambassador’s shift, as available, in the Museum garage
  • Networking opportunities to create new friendships and social contacts
  • A meaningful volunteer experience

Applying is easy!

Submit Your Application

Submit your application and direct any questions to membership@taftmuseum.org or call 513-352-5134.

 

Taft Docents

The Taft’s team of dedicated docents boasts a rich history of making a difference by providing interactive experiences for visitors of all ages. From art-making to tour-giving, docents work with Museum staff to engage audiences both inside the galleries and outside the museum walls.

You’ll become an expert in:

  • Art from Old Masters to contemporary sculpture
  • Techniques to help engage visitors and share your knowledge
  • Cincinnati history, including the historic house’s residents and their home
  • Lifelong learning, and in making new friends with other dedicated docents who share a passion for art, history, and learning

Taft Museum of Art docents participate in the following programs:

  • Giving school and adult tours and leading art-making activities
  • Assisting with Artists Reaching Classrooms, a year-long high school program culminating in an exhibition 
  • Helping with Memories in the Museum, a program for people with memory loss and their caregivers
  • Supporting weekend and evening events such as Third Sunday Funday, House Party, and more!

Docent trainees meet weekly from October through May. Graduates of the training commit to serving as a docent for a minimum of three years. Docents continue their art history education and keep up with best practices by attending regularly scheduled enrichments, meet-up workshops, and walk-throughs for special exhibitions. Active docents commit to an average of 16 volunteer hours per month.

Applying is easy!

Submit Your Application

Submit your application and direct any questions to education@taftmuseum.org or (513) 352-5134.

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