Volunteers help make Moab Museum and its programs a success!
The Museum invites community members, high school and college students, and part-time visitors to join our volunteer corps. You’ll learn more about the inner workings of a museum, while performing tasks that support the Museum’s Collections, exhibits, and school programs.
Traditional museums call this role docents, where volunteers are trained “experts” who lead tours and explain exhibits to visitors. In contrast, Moab Museum volunteer interpreters are trained to facilitate visitors’ own exploration of the stories in our exhibit experience. Volunteers learn story content and receive skills training in interpretation; their interactions with visitors are integral to the entire visitor experience – and are often part of the most memorable experiences visitors have in the Museum.
With training and guidance from the Curatorial & Collections Manager, volunteers assist in the process of classifying, organizing, and digitizing the Museum’s extensive collection of historic photographs, slides, books, and documents related to the history of southeastern Utah.
The Museum is steward of more than 5,000 objects donated by individuals, families, and organizations. As a museum aspiring to perform at the highest professional standards of Collections care, we are responsible for preserving and protecting objects by maintaining complete and accurate records and storing objects in archival-quality containers. Volunteers may help enter data in our collections management system, conduct research on objects, and building storage containers and object mounts.
If you’re interested in history – especially the geologic and human history of southeastern Utah and the Colorado Plateau – we invite you to volunteer at the Museum.
During our closure, please email with the short form below and let us know if you have a specific area of interest.