Become a Volunteer
Do you love going to museums, or are interested in a museum career, but are unsure where to begin? The Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities for adults as well as students who are at least 15 years old. Opportunities range from serving as Art After Dark volunteers to docents. Museum staff members provide orientation and guidance for volunteers, as well as festive social occasions during the season.
Listed below are just some of the Norton’s volunteer programs and opportunities. To find out how you can share your talents as a Museum volunteer, contact Diego Gutierrez, Program and Volunteer Coordinator, at (561) 832-5196, x1113, or use the online contact form.
College Committee Volunteer
The Norton is seeking dynamic and dedicated college students to join the College Committee, a semester-long volunteer program. As a College Committee volunteer, you will develop interpersonal and professional communication skills, meet a variety of museum professionals, and learn about the Museum’s art collection and special exhibitions. Internship or Independent study credit may be available.
To Apply: Please download the College Committee Application here, and submit all requested materials by the due date. Please note that a completed application must include all materials requested on the application form. For the Spring 2017 Semester program, application must be completed and turned in by November 18, 2016.
Benefits for Participants include:
Art After Dark Volunteer
Art After Dark Volunteers serve in a variety of capacities during this popular, weekly Thursday evening program, supporting staff and visitors.
Responsibilities may include:
Art After Dark Volunteers are required to attend one 30-minute orientation and commit to volunteering for at least two shifts per month, depending on the needs of the Museum.
Docents are specially trained volunteers who enable Museum visitors of all ages to enjoy and learn about the Museum Collection and special exhibitions through age-appropriate, interactive tours. You do not need to have an art background to apply for the docent program—we will teach you! All you need are excellent communication skills, an enthusiasm for exploring and learning about works of art, and a desire to promote art’s ability to engage, surprise, and illuminate. Docent Candidates participate in an 18-month training program before becoming eligible to be a Docent.
The Museum is not currently accepting applications for the Docent Program. To learn more about the program, contact Adelia Gregory, Associate Curator of Education.
This program is made possible with support from The Donald and Linda Silpe Endowment for the Continuing Education of Docents and the Mahon Endowment for Docent Education.