To volunteer at the Phippen, please submit the following volunteer form. However, if you encounter any issues submitting your application, please call the museum at (928) 778-1385.
Volunteer job descriptions
Front desk volunteers greet visitors, take admission payments, answer phones, and sell merchandise in the Museum Store. Front desk shifts are three hours (10AM-1PM, 1-4PM).
Requirements: Must plan to work at least one shift per month. Must be able to use a phone and handle money. Prior retail or reception experience a plus.
Hospitality Volunteers help with our exhibit openings and other special events. Some prepare food, greet guests, tend bar, or help with set-up and clean-up.
Docents give tours of exhibits to groups, teach arts and crafts workshops, give lectures, lead discussions and assist with the museum's educational outreach programming. Phippen docents meet once a month at the museum.
Requirements: Must be outgoing and comfortable speaking before large groups on art related topics. Knowledge of western art and art education is desirable.
Office volunteers help with bulk mailing preparation, occasional data entry, and filing.
Facilities and grounds
Facilities and grounds volunteers help with general maintenance tasks including: replacing lights, A/C filters, and making simple repairs. They also help during exhibit installations by moving portable walls and pedestals or large works of art. Facilities and grounds volunteers meet every Tuesday morning at the museum.
Requirements: Must be able to do reasonably strenuous physical activity (i.e., climb ladders, lift up to 25 lbs, etc.).
Curatorial volunteers assist the Museum Curator with cataloguing, cleaning and research of the museum's permanent art collection as well as temporary exhibits.
Requirements: Need to be computer literate. Prior knowledge of art handling and/or art conservation is a plus.
Phippen Western Art Show
Every Memorial Day weekend, the Phippen Museum hosts one of the largest outdoor, western art sales in the country on the historic courthouse plaza in Prescott, Arizona. This enormous event takes many volunteers to help with: booth-sitting, artist booth set up, traffic control, cashiers, runners, sales, answering questions, hospitality, and many other opportunities. So give us a call because there's truly something for everyone involved!