Other ways to be involved
There are several ways to get involved at the Seattle Art Museum:
The Seattle Art Museum does not accept unsolicited applications/resumes at this time.
Detailed information on how to apply for open positions can be found on our employment page.
You can apply for more than one position. Each open position requires its own application materials that must be submitted separately.
Docents are volunteer teachers who engage visitors of all ages and backgrounds in an active exploration of artworks from a wide range of cultures and time periods. To be added to a contact list for information about the next docent training class, please contact the Manager of Volunteer Programs at 206.654.3168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The art councils provide opportunities to delve into the area of art that excites you the most, to meet and socialize with others who share your interest and to become more involved with the museum. There are six art councils: African Art Council, Asian Art Council, Contemporary Art Council, Council of American Art, Decorative Arts and Paintings Council and Native Arts of the Americas and Oceania Council. Art council activities include artist talks and scholarly lectures, private receptions and parties with curators and presenters, visits to private and public collections and artists’ studios, and much more. You must be a SAM member to join an art council. For more information about the councils, email email@example.com.
There are many volunteer opportunities at all three museum locations. If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering, please contact the Manager of Volunteer Programs at 206.654.3168 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SAM does not have a formal internship program but does occasionally engage interns for specific projects. As internships become available, they are posted on the SAM website. At any time, students may also submit proposals for unpaid internships as outlined on the internship page.