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Becoming a volunteer with Sheldon offers you a wide variety of benefits, such as a greater understanding of art, pride in helping an institution, sharing your skills and talents, as well as many others. Take a moment to consider how you might serve as a volunteer with us.

Current Openings

Museum Professional Training Internships

The Sheldon Museum of Art invites interested students, graduate and undergraduate, from all academic majors to apply for internships. This is a valuable resource to the Sheldon Museum and also is beneficial to the individual, providing an opportunity to gain valuable work experience under the supervision of art museum professionals.

The museum offers both academic credit and professional experience internships. For more information contact Monica Babcock, associate to the director, or 402-472-2463. The deadlines for applying for internships are March 15 for summer and fall semesters and October 1 for spring semester.

Museum Store Volunteers

Volunteers will not only be responsible for taking payment of goods, assisting with inventory, and maintaining store displays, but are also a vital source of information for museum visitors. Cashiers need to be responsible in handling money and have good customer relations skills and a basic knowledge of the art in the museum.

For more information or to apply, contact Janelle Stevenson, museum store manager, at or 402-472-3637.


Docents are dedicated volunteers who give tours and provide information about featured artworks on view. After training in September, each docent gives a morning tour every week or two school tours every other week, beginning in October and going through May. Occasionally, tours are requested at other times and during the summer.

For more information or to apply, contact Carrie Morgan, curator of academic programs, at or 402-472-3541.

Sheldon Student Guides

Students from diverse disciplines serve as gallery guides and discussion facilitators for their peers. Student guides participate in training sessions throughout the school year, and attend lectures, artist talks, and studio visits. As gallery educators for the UNL student body, student guides lead inquiry-based tours and facilitate discussion of exhibitions on view.

For more information or to apply, contact Abby Groth, assistant curator of public programs, at or 402-472-7858.