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Becoming a volunteer with Sheldon offers you a wide variety of benefits, such as a greater understanding of art, pride in helping an institution, sharing your skills and talents, as well as many others. Take a moment to consider how you might serve as a volunteer with us.

Current Openings

Museum Professional Training Internships

The Sheldon Museum of Art invites interested students, graduate and undergraduate, from all academic majors to apply for internships. This is a valuable resource to the Sheldon Museum and also is beneficial to the individual, providing an opportunity to gain valuable work experience under the supervision of art museum professionals.

The museum offers both academic credit and professional experience internships. For more information contact Monica Babcock, associate to the director, or 402-472-2463. The deadlines for applying for internships are March 15 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester.


Docents are dedicated volunteers who give tours and provide information about featured artworks on view. After training in September, each docent gives a morning tour every week or two school tours every other week, beginning in October and going through May. Occasionally, tours are requested at other times and during the summer.

For more information or to apply, contact Janelle Stevenson, visitor services manager, at or 402-472-3258.