Pick your passion at the Perot Museum
Volunteer with us to get the inside scoop on Perot Museum excitement! With a variety of opportunities, from behind-the-scenes to out on the front line, there's something for everyone.
Begin by submitting the Volunteer Application. After our review, we will contact you for the best opportunity available. For further inquiry, contact the Volunteer Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214.756.5780. We look forward to hearing from you!
Who can volunteer?
- Teens ages 14 and older
- Adults of any age
- Small groups (usually 10 or less)
- Corporate or civic volunteers
What are the requisites?
- A completed application on file, to include a cleared background check
- An individual interview with Volunteer Department staff
- Attendance at a scheduled orientation (with the exception of Special Events Volunteers)
- Attendance at training sessions required for your position
- Exhibit Hall, Guest Services, Education and Administrative Volunteers should be willing to commit to a minimum of two four-hour shifts per month for a one-year period.
- Special Events Volunteers must commit to three events over a one-year period
- Paleo Lab/Collections Volunteers: Commitment determined during interview with paleontologist
- Adherence to the volunteer dress code: black slacks, solid white shirt, closed-toed shoes and Museum apron.
Exhibit Hall Volunteer
Our Exhibit Halls offer a wide range of opportunities for volunteers. Areas of interest include Gems and Minerals, Engineering, The Human Body, Sports, Birds, Oil and Gas, Ancient Life on Earth, Living Ecosystems, and more! Share your knowledge with visitors at an activity station, by providing demonstrations or serving as an information guide. After completion of 50 hours of volunteering in an individual exhibit hall, you may advance to docent status. Exhibit Hall Volunteers are needed during all Museum operating hours.
Guest Services Volunteer
Guest Services volunteers are the first point of contact for guests entering the Museum. Guide guests through the lobby, exhibit halls and other areas of the Museum, inform guests about the Museum including daily offerings, upcoming events, pricing, parking, membership options and hours of operation, or provide information about other sites of interest in the Arts District and the downtown area. Guest Services volunteers are patient, friendly, outgoing, proactive and well-informed about the layout of the Museum and other pertinent information. Guest Services volunteers are needed during all Museum operating hours.
Paleo Lab/Collections Volunteer
(Fair Park Campus Only)
Work with fossils and recent finds in our Paleo Lab or assist in our extensive Collections Department. Volunteers must participate in an interview with the Fossil Preparator or the Collections Manager along with completing general orientation. THESE POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE WEEKDAYS ONLY
Education volunteers will assist our Programs Department with field trip groups and other informal educational activities. Education volunteers may assist during regular Museum hours as well as for special program events that could occur outside of regular Museum hours. Check back later for more opportunities within Education.
Do you enjoy being behind the scenes and assisting with day to day operations? Administrative volunteers may file, compile lists, work with spread sheets, assist with large mailings or answer telephones.
Only have a few hours to give?
Special Events Volunteer
Assist with special events that take place throughout the year. Activities may include: arts and crafts stations, activities just for members and assisting educators with event-related shows and demonstrations. Events might include Discovery Days, FIRST LEGO® League, Beer & Bones, exhibit openings, etc. Special Events volunteers participate on a short-term basis and are not required to attend regular Perot Museum orientation or training. All necessary training will be provided the day of the event unless otherwise noted.