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
26
Wed
3:00 pm Museum closes at 3 pm
Museum closes at 3 pm
Nov 26 @ 3:00 pm
The museum closes at 3 pm on Thanksgiving eve.
Nov
27
Thu
all-day Thanksgiving: Museum Closed
Thanksgiving: Museum Closed
Nov 27 all-day
The museum is closed on Thursday, November 27, for the Thanksgiving holiday, and will reopen at 10 am on Friday, November 28.
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 27 @ 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 [...]
Nov
28
Fri
10:00 am Museum open at 10 am
Museum open at 10 am
Nov 28 @ 10:00 am
The museum is open at 10 am on Friday, November 28.
1:00 pm Tour: Highlights
Tour: Highlights
Nov 28 @ 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 [...]

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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