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.

Docent Volunteer of the Month, December 2017
Jack Evins
Docent Volunteer of the Month
December 2017
Guest Services Volunteer of the Month, December 2017
Felix Carrillo
Guest Services Volunteer of the Month
December 2017

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

Greets guests, assists with navigation around the Museum campus, and assists staff with daily operations. All volunteers start as guides while becoming acquainted with the Museum.

Hospitality Host*

(Coming Soon) - Assists at point-of-sales (POS) locations and facilitates guest experience. Volunteers in these positions receive register training and TABC certification.

POS Locations: Front Desk & Museum Shop


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.

Become A Volunteer—Apply Now!
Your Investment
  • Commit to at least 3 shifts per month (2‑2½ hours per shift).
  • 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.
  • Participate in the further development of what is already recognized as a world-class museum.
  • 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, 2017

Our Volunteers!

We love our volunteers!