Volunteer

Friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful volunteers are the face of the Wadsworth Atheneum. They sell tickets, direct visitors, assist in the Auerbach Art Library, and offer a host of other talents.

There is a perfect volunteer opportunity for anyone – from college students to retiree! We’ll be glad to work around your schedule to have the benefit of your support.

Ready to volunteer? Download an application here.

Purpose: Support the museum’s administrative functions.

Qualifications: Museum members of all levels of skill and accomplishment are welcome.

Opportunities: Positions are available at the Information Desk and the Auerbach Art Library.

Requirements: All kinds of volunteers are needed. We ask that you volunteer for a period of six months. Every effort will be made to accommodate your area of volunteering interest and your scheduling requirements.

For more information please contact Susan Carey, Visitor Services Manager.

From Our Collection

1594, Caravaggio 1731, Canaletto 1749, Panini 1773, Wright

Upcoming Events

Nov
21
Fri
all-day Member Shopping Days
Member Shopping Days
Nov 21 – Nov 23 all-day
Member Shopping Days: Members receive 20% off in The Museum Shop in store and online! Not a member? Join now!
Nov
22
Sat
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 22 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Tour: Highlights: Join a docent for an exploration of the collection. Meet by The Museum Shop. Highlights Tours are offered daily at 1 pm, Wednesday [...]
2:00 pm Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Nov 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:35 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]
2:30 pm Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Tour: Looking at Landscapes
Nov 22 @ 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Tour: Looking at Landscapes: Free with admission; meet at the Information Desk by The Museum Shop.
7:00 pm Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels
Nov 22 @ 7:00 pm – 8:35 pm
Film: The Better Angels
Film: The Better Angels: Beginning circa 1817, the story spans three years of Abraham Lincoln’s childhood in the harsh wilderness of Indiana. Learn about the [...]

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Hours & Admission

Hours:
Wednesday – Friday: 11 am – 5 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm
First Thursdays: 11 am – 8 pm

Admission:
Members: Free
Adults: $10
Seniors (age 62+): $8
Students (age 13 & over or with college ID): $5
Children (age 12 & under): Free
First Thursdays (from 5-8 pm): $5