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Membership

Membership support ensures the museum remains an important community resource for all of Kansas City to experience.

Become a member today and be a part of what makes Kansas City so great.

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Art Leaders Innovative programs for Kansas City's business leaders

Art Leaders was founded in 2014 and provides the opportunity for professional development, networking and mentorship while allowing access to an in-depth look at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

Sample Sessions:

  • Director’s Favorites Tour hosted by Director and CEO, Julián Zugazagoitia
  • Panel Discussion: Boardsmanship, Leadership and Networking
  • Cocktails with the Curator
  • Museum Governance: A Financial Perspective

Contact Haley Shaw at hshaw@nelson-atkins.org for more information about Art Leaders.

Teen Programs Packed with creative minds and contagious energy

New Program!
Teen Arts Collective
Thursdays, 4-6 pm | Bloch Building | Free
Be inspired by our galleries and exhibitions! Supplies are provided and projects are open choice. Guest artists and educators will help you with input and ideas. Snacks provided!

Teen Advisory Group
The Teen Advisory Group (TAG) is a dedicated group of unique individuals who create events for teens, by teens. TAG events are open to all High School students and are FREE!

Summer Teen Guides
The Teen Guide Program is a paid position that provides interactive tours of the Donald J. Hall Sculpture Park and the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center for summer camps and school groups.

For more information about TAG or Teen Guides, email teens@nelson-atkins.org

Interested in teen volunteer opportunities? Contact us at volunteer@nelson-atkins.org

Member Councils Growing and stewarding membership

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is lucky to have dedicated volunteers who ensure the vitality of this incredible community resource.

Membership has a rich history of volunteer engagement, with three separate leadership groups that provide support in growing the membership base and stewarding existing members.

Interested in joining a member council? Contact membership@nelson-atkins.org

Volunteer You don’t have to be an art expert to be a volunteer

Our volunteers serve in a wide variety of roles throughout the museum. They provide essential support to the museum’s mission through hands-on service and leadership roles.

The list below includes most of our major volunteer roles. Please note that not all are open at all times. To learn what positions are currently available, please contact us at volunteer@nelson-atkins.org.

Coat Check
Events & Outreach
Docent
Library
Museum Guide
Museum Store
Rozzelle Court Restaurant
Shuttlecart Drivers
Visitor Research
Visitor Services Desks

Interested in teen volunteer opportunities? Contact us at volunteer@nelson-atkins.org

Background checks are required for all volunteers.