As a Harn Museum volunteer, you are part of a team of people that help create educational, enjoyable and welcoming experiences for museum visitors. Adults ages 18+ are eligible to volunteer. Individual’s skill sets, interests and museum needs are taken into consideration in placing applicants. We look forward to meeting you!

Be A Volunteer

Are you interested in learning more about the collection and gaining excellent customer service experience? We are in need of a few responsible, inquisitive and enthusiastic volunteers to create a welcoming environment for our visitors. Training will be provided.

Additional volunteer opportunities are available with our education and outreach programs. Please contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at for more information on these opportunities. Volunteers should be able to commit at least six months or two scholastic semesters of service. Need help preparing a resume? Visit the UF Career Resource Center for examples and guidance.


The MUSE (Museum University Student Educator) program is for creative, energetic and dynamic university students, wanting to share their love of art with others. MUSEs are one-semester project volunteers who create and present interactive and engaging experiences for museum visitors. Each fall, spring and summer semester, a select group of 10–15 students from diverse academic backgrounds is selected to work together to imagine and produce activities for Museum Nights, a monthly, after-hours museum experience. Download an application here. For more information, contact Elizabeth King, Visitor Engagement and Volunteer Coordinator at or 352.392.9826 x2172.

(Student Museum Advisory Council)

The Student Museum Advisory Council (SMAC) is a volunteer organization whose aim is to promote the Harn’s many programs and resources in order to increase its visibility on the wider campus. SMAC includes students of varying backgrounds, majors, talents, and interests to help focus on outreach and event planning. The main focus of this group is to CONNECT the museum with the campus! For more information, contact Eric Segal, Director of Education and Curator of Academic Programs at or 352.392.9826 x2115 or download the SMAC application.


The mission of SMAC is to: STRENGHTEN the ties between the -- MUSEUM and the main campus by raising -- AWARENESS of the campus art museum, public programs, and events through -- CONTRIBUTIONS of creative ideas to attract students to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art at the University of Florida.


To build a bridge between the museum and the student body on campus; To serve as the student voice within the museum; To promote museum events and exhibitions that will appeal to UF students; To raise awareness of student opportunities the museum offers; To plan at least one event each semester in collaboration with student organizations

Be A Docent

Docents at the Harn Museum are volunteer tour guides who are trained to interpret the museum's collections and traveling exhibitions. Docents serve a number of museum audiences through a variety of tour programs, and they participate in a rigorous ongoing training program. Visit the Docent Program page of our website to learn more.