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Help us serve the community

The Burchfield Penney Art Center is best served by the active participation of individuals from throughout the Western New York community. Our volunteers - many of whom are artists and all who are art lovers - represent an extremely valuable resource for the museum, the staff and everyone who visits the Burchfield Penney. The museum accepts and encourages volunteers to assist with a variety of activities within the museum.

Volunteer placement is subject to position and space availability. Positions include but are not limited to:

  • Administrative support
  • Museum greeters
  • Special events
  • Museum Store assistance
  • Curatorial and archival assistance
  • Educational programs
  • Committee involvement

Volunteers are recruited with the intent of broadening and expanding volunteer involvement in the museum, and without regard to age*, disability, gender, race, religion or sexual orientation. Volunteers may be recruited through either an interest in specific duties or through a general interest in volunteering, which will later be matched with a specific function. *The minimum age requirement is 18 years of age.

How to apply to be a museum volunteer

Volunteers: Applications are accepted for volunteers at any time throughout the year. Please contact Katrina Kuhn, Membership and Visitor Services Manager, at 716-878-4526 or by email at kuhnkm@buffalostate.edu.

Docents: For information on the docent program, please contact Mary Kozub at the Burchfield Penney at 716-878-3156 or by email. Download the 2016 docent application here. Applications are due October 1, 2016.