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

Studio Sanitizing

Assist in cleaning our studio spaces following each summer camp! This is essential in keeping everyone safe: students, staff, and families. Tasks will include cleaning art supplies, tables, touch-points, and more in our art classrooms. 



Virtual Classroom Tech Support

Assist an educator in the studios! Virtual program educators could always use a side kick; someone who understands how to use Mac laptops, Zoom, and isn’t afraid to trouble shoot with overhead cameras, projectors, and lighting. While the educators set-up for instruction, you will watch for students to enter the virtual classroom. Once everything is up-and-running, hang out during the class period and step in should they need you, again. Meanwhile, participate in the class for free! Afterwards, stick around to help the artist clean up the studios.
Note, this is not a virtual volunteer opportunity, but assisting the educator in-person at the museum with a virtual class.


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.