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Volunteers at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum are an integral part of the Gardner experience for the more than 200,000 visitors who come to the Museum each year.

Volunteer Program

Volunteers are trained by Education Department staff to greet and welcome visitors, answer questions about the Museum and its programs, and assist visitors in the galleries. Once trained in these areas, volunteers may also pursue additional opportunities for giving introductory talks and usher at concerts and lectures.

The Museum is not currently recruiting for Volunteers. If you would like more information about this program and to be added to our contact list, please email learning@isgm.org.

Museum Teacher Program

Museum teachers play a vital role in introducing the Gardner Museum and its collection to a wide variety of audiences through individualized, guided gallery experiences. Museum teachers are trained by Education Department staff to facilitate discussions in the galleries, focus on the process of "learning to look," and help visitors understand the collection and its installation, as well as the architecture of the historic building and new wing through interactive teaching methods. A strong interest in open-ended teaching approaches is necessary. A love of learning, desire to work with people of all ages, and strong communication skills are essential.

The Museum is not currently recruiting for Museum Teachers. If you would like more information about this program and to be added to our contact list, please email learning@isgm.org.