• Volunteer

    Want to make a difference in the community by helping to develop and expand a child’s knowledge and appreciation of art? Volunteer at the i.d.e.a. Museum! i.d.e.a. is looking for volunteer support for its ongoing programs and special events.


    i.d.e.a. volunteers must be at least 14 years old. Volunteers 18 and over must pass a background check prior to starting.

  • Volunteer Benefits

    • A firsthand look at our exhibitions before they open
    • i.d.e.a. Shop discounts
    • Invitations to annual recognition events
    • New friends
    • Professional experience and references
  • Volunteer Opportunities

    Gallery Attendant - Perform a variety of activities that facilitate children's art workshops, classes, and special events. Gallery Attendants also interact with families and school groups and encourage museum visitors to explore.


    Tour Guide - Lead fun and educational guided tours for school groups. In depth training of the exhibition topics and tour techniques will be provided.


    Administration Volunteer - Provide clerical support to the i.d.e.a. administrative staff.


    Exhibition Design Volunteer - Work in a fabrication setting with exhibition staff in the preparation and disassembling of exhibitions. Prior experience is required.


    Marketing and PR Volunteer - Work with our marketing director on social media and other advertising campaigns.


    Special Events Volunteer - Assist i.d.e.a. staff with special events throughout the year, including events at the museum and off-site outreach events.

  • Internship Opportunities

    Internships are available to current students and recent graduates. Internship areas include early childhood education, exhibit design, evaluation, and marketing/PR.


    To inquire about current openings, contact Ana Bentancur by phone at 480.644.4783 or email at ana.bentancur@mesaaz.gov.

  • How To Become A Volunteer

    Attending a volunteer orientation is the first step toward becoming an i.d.e.a. volunteer. Come take a tour of the exhibits, learn about volunteer opportunities, pick up a volunteer packet and schedule your first day as a volunteer!


    Join us on a Saturday for volunteer orientation! All sessions are 10 - 11 AM at the i.d.e.a. Museum.


    • March 4
    • March 18
    • April 1
    • April 15
    • May 6
    • May 20


    Create a volunteer profile here: Volunteer Application


    To RSVP for an orientation, or if you have additional questions, contact Ana Bentancur by phone at 480.644.4783 or email at ana.bentancur@mesaaz.gov.


    Let's make a difference!

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