Over two hundred members strong, Figge volunteers are an asset to the museum. Figge volunteers work in education, library resource, administrative support, and visitor services. Volunteers are always appreciated and valued. The staff members are ever grateful to the volunteers they work alongside. Volunteers serve as Figge ambassadors and active advocates for the museum daily. Together, volunteers and staff members work to adhere to the museum’s mission of public service through the use of art.
Volunteer assignments are listed below.  If you would like to apply to the Figge Art Museum’s volunteer program, please fill out the on line application below or send an email to haaronson@figgeartmuseum.org.


Volunteer Assignments

Visitor Services & Community Ambassador

Help the Figge staff with program and museum information. Greet  visitors, hand out floor plans and Museum information, possibly assist with survey implementation or representing the Museum at a public event by hosting an information table. If you enjoy talking and representing the Figge, you might enjoy this job. Days/Hours: varies, 3-4 hr shifts

Administration Support

On occasion, the museum needs help with bulk mailings. Stuff, count, label, and sort envelopes.  Also, organizing, filing, data entry, or phone calling duties might be available. This would be good for you if you enjoy working behind the scenes, and perhaps chatting with your neighbor. Days/Hours: Museum hours of operation 3-4 hours shifts

Studio Volunteers

Volunteers are needed year-round to help with studio art classes. Prepare the classrooms, help with projects, accompany classes to the gallery visits, and meet parents for drop-off/pick-up. Any creative person will enjoy this volunteer shift. Hours: weeknights and weekends, school breaks, and summer weekdays


Help with the execution of our many great Figge events! Greet and direct visitors to the museum or activity. Check in guests, distribute name tags, information packets, and literature. Assist with refreshments.  Work with the security officers to make sure security rules are being followed. Dates and times are varied.


Share your knowledge and love of the visual arts with others by becoming a Figge Docent! Docent candidates are taught to look at, analyze and discuss works of art in order to engage visitors to the museum in conversations about selected works in the galleries. Learn more. 

Museum Services

Gallery Attendant

Professional and friendly volunteers are needed to greet visitors, answer basic questions and monitor traffic and behavior in the galleries. Volunteers must be able to stand/walk for periods of three hours.
Days/hours: Tuesday through Sunday mornings and afternoons, Thursday evenings and Special Events as needed.

Visitor Services Attendant

Friendly and dependable volunteers are needed to assist museum staff by greeting visitors, handing floor plans and gallery guides and answering basic questions. All shifts during museum hours.Days/hours: Tuesday through Sunday mornings and afternoons, Thursday evenings and Special Events as needed.


The Figge Art Museum is pleased to offer several challenging internships each year. Figge internships are per semester and project based. The Figge internship program is designed to give college students practical work experience in a professional museum setting.  Internships are designed to be flexible, and complimentary to each students experience, goals and education.


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Fun Facts. fpo


The Figge Art Museum is the repository of the Grant Wood Collection and Archive. The archive contains 249 pieces of art and memorabilia collected by his sister, Nan, over a period of more than 60 years.


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Thursday | 10am - 9pm

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Sunday | 12pm - 5pm



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Saturday - Sunday Closed

Thursday Happy Hour: 4-9 pm

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