Volunteers are the energy of Plains Art Museum. Join the fun and excitement. Become a Museum volunteer today! Plains Art Museum volunteers assist visitors and staff in a wide variety of areas. You don’t have to be an art expert to volunteer, you just need to enjoy art, be willing to learn about Plains Art Museum, and have a desire to help others!
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Plains Art Guides

Plains Art Guides are volunteer docents who implement the Museum’s mission: they bring people and art together and guide experiences in the galleries so that visitors can make meaningful and personal connections with art. Guides are ambassadors for the Museum, responsible for welcoming and engaging diverse groups of people. What are the job requirements? The desire to engage groups of children and/or adults with art is the most important! The ideal Plains Art Guide also has the ability to teach creatively and is flexible, dependable, and able to commit time and energy to this demanding yet fulfilling program.

We are currently looking for Plains Art Guides!
For questions call 701.551.6109 or email ncloeter@plainsart.org

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Greet visitors, answer questions and assist with tour groups. Circulate through galleries of the Museum. May also act as a back up to The Store and Cafe Musé.

Museum Store Associate

Greet customers, help discover and select merchandise, keep track of visitors, and keep track of restocking.

Spring Gala Volunteers

We invite you to join us in planning our signature fundraising gala event. The Spring Gala celebrates the rich creativity of visual and preforming artists and captures the mood of spring. You can be part of one of three committees: Sponsorship, Marketing, and/or Planning and Logistics Committee.

  • Sponsorship Committee:

    Committee works closely with staff to develop sponsor and donor prospect lists. Responsibilities include securing sponsorships and selling ads for auction preview catalog. Assist with ticket sales by selling at least 10 tickets. Work with staff to recruit volunteers as needed. May develop subcommittees as needed.

  • Logistics and Planning Committee:

    Committee works with volunteers and staff to carry out theme. Responsibilities include organizing physical details including schedule of events, decorating the building and auction gallery, seating, music, program, food, and parking. Assist with ticket sales by selling at least 10 tickets. Work with staff to recruit volunteers as needed. May develop subcommittees as needed.

  • Marketing Committee:

    Committee works with staff to create the events’ntheme and to design and coordinate publicity and materials. Responsibilities include invitations, tickets, posters, auction preview catalog, public service announcements, print and on-air promotions/public relations, etc. Deliver posters to event sponsors and to area businesses. Assist with ticket sales by selling at least 10 tickets. May develop subcommittees as needed.

Office Volunteers:

We occasionally need an extra set of hands when we send out bulk mailings. The duties include stuffing envelopes and/or putting on labels, depending on the mailing. If you are available on short notice and are interested in giving us a hand, this is the job for you!

Youth Studio Assistant:

Assist the Education Department with youth art activities such as Kid Quest, and preparing art materials for gallery and studio experiences.

Membership Volunteers:

Membership volunteers help to keep the membership rosters at the highest capacity by renewing members over the phone.

Board of Directors:

The board of directors of Plains Art Museum is responsible for the business and affairs of the Museum. The board of directors makes policy for the Museum and monitors the execution of that policy. Additionally, the board develops and approves long-range plans, which define goals and objectives. The board’s governance responsibilities include assessing progress toward these goals and objectives with the president/CEO. Members of the board are expected to serve on at least one advisory committee annually. The board utilizes a committee review and recommendation structure to effectively provide governance and fiscal oversight.