Why should you become a volunteer at The Trout Museum of Art?

Volunteers play an essential role in sharing TMA’s engaging exhibitions, educational programs, and events with the community. We are always on the lookout for dynamic, curious individuals who want to be a part of our TMA team.

First time volunteer?

    1. Please fill out the volunteer application.
    2. TMA’s Volunteer Coordinator will reach out within one week to invite you to an informal Volunteer Orientation. At this orientation, you will receive a tour of the museum, learn about our programs, get all your volunteer questions answered, and decide if TMA is for you!
    3. Following your orientation you may sign up for current volunteer opportunities.

Volunteer Application

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Join us outside the museum as we Chalk the State.

At the heart of summer during the last weekend in July (25th), Art Institutions statewide want you to take to your sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots to spread positive messages, inspire change, and create bright, joyful works of chalk art to share with friends, family, and neighbors. Besides being fun, it’s a reminder to us all that we’re in this together.

We will be chalking at the museum with local artist Irineo Medina. Local youth are invited to participate. We are asking for volunteers to assist youth in chalking and assist the artist as needed.


Upcoming Special Events: Made to Order Coffee and Made to Order Premier.

TMA hosts a number of events for members, the community, and creative professionals. Volunteers assist in a range of areas including: set-up, coat check, museum security, a food and beverage helper, and with clean-up.


If you follow TMA on social media, you may have noticed our #ArtBrake creative challenge.

TMA posts a prompt such as “something round” or “the closest green object;” we then ask followers to respond creatively.

You can help TMA reach new people! Here’s how:

  1. Participate in the creative challenge.
  2. Invite your friends for an #ArtBrake.
  3. Create your own prompt.
    Have a great idea? Think of a prompt, create a response, and send it to Ashley at aacker@troutmuseum.org to be featured as a daily #ArtBrake.

View Past #ArtBrakes on Instagram or Facebook. TMA will try to post everyone’s submissions, but does have the option to not post if we deem necessary. No signing up is required for this opportunity.

SPARK! Program

The SPARK! is paused temporarily. 

SPARK! is a monthly engagement program held at the Trout Museum of Art and St. Paul Elder Services in Kaukauna for caregivers and loved ones living with memory loss. Each one hour program is led by museum educators who engage participants in interactive art experiences.
Interested in the SPARK program? Please contact Ashley for an informal orientation specific to SPARK!.

Docent Tours

The Docent Program have been paused temporarily.

Gallery Docents at the Trout Museum of Art is lead fun and educational guided tour of our exhibitions. They play a key role in connecting the public with the exhibits we host. Prior to each exhibition, Docents are able to attend a brief walkthrough of the featured exhibit.