Our Volunteers!

The Bryan Museum owes much of its success to the volunteers who donate their time and talents. Volunteers bring skills, life experience, and energy to supporting the Museum's mission and the work of its staff.

The Bryan Museum is looking for enthusiastic individuals who are interested in history and culture. Whether you are comfortable hosting tours or would prefer to help out behind the scenes, if you are looking for a rewarding, enriching experience, then volunteering at The Bryan Museum is for you.

Become A Volunteer—Apply Now!

Docent Volunteer of the Month, June 2018
Jack Evins
Docent Volunteer of the Month
June 2018
Guest Services Volunteer of the Month, June 2018
Charen Teague
Guest Services Volunteer of the Month
June 2018

Volunteer Opportunities

The Bryan Museum offers a variety of volunteer opportunities that embrace a range of abilities, interests, and schedules. Our team comprises of men and women from every walk of life: retirees, students, some with full or part-time employment, and many who are active in other community organizations. Whether you are leading a tour, facilitating daily operations, or assisting one of our departments, know that your contribution is valued.

Museum Guide

All volunteers start as guides while becoming acquainted with the Museum. Greet guests and assist with navigation around the Museum campus.

Gallery Specialist*

Assists guest learning in the galleries. These volunteers receive specialized training in gallery interpretation. A volunteer may become a specialist of the: Spanish Colonial, Texas Frontier, Statehood & Beyond, Texas Masters, and The Rest of the West Galleries. This position requires completing readings and an oral review.

Docent/Tour Guide*

Guides guests on regular tours (Fridays & Saturdays) and group (pre-scheduled) tours. Tour guides perform the important function of introducing, interpreting, and deepening guests’ Museum experience. Candidates apply and are selected to participate in docent training.

Special Projects*

Assists Events, Collections, Administration, and Education Departments as needed. Projects may include: preparing mailings, office assistance, after hours gallery attendants for events, collection movements, assistance at Museum events (e.g. our annual Gala), and more! These opportunities change throughout the year, requests are sent to volunteers via email.

* A volunteer is eligible for special projects, the operation, and interpretation tracks after completing two months of active service.

For more information about becoming a volunteer, please call Rebecca Diaz-Arrastia, Director of Volunteers & Guest Services, at (409) 220‑3218 or email her.

Your Investment
  • Invest time into training (up to 20 hours for docent tour guides).
  • Attend required meetings and participate in continuing education.
The Perks!
  • Meet interesting people.
  • Grow your knowledge.
  • Share your passion for the history and art of Texas and the American West.
  • Receive a discount in The Bryan Museum Shop.
  • Receive 5 complimentary guest passes to the Museum.
  • Be invited to the annual Volunteer Service Recognition Party, social gatherings, and Museum events.
Volunteers of the Month, 2018
View 2017 Volunteers of the Month

Our Volunteers!

We love our volunteers!