Get Involved
Find your place at the Nelson-Atkins.


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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.


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 leadership groups that provide support in growing the membership base and stewarding existing members. The three current groups are the Society of Fellows Board, the Friends of Art Council, and the Business Council.

Interested in joining a member council? Contact

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

Our volunteers contribute 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. At this time, the museum has closed volunteer recruitment, but check back here in the future!

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

Background checks are required for all volunteers.

Party Arty

Interested in serving on the Party Arty Committee? As a committee of the Friends of Art Council, the Party Arty Committee is a key driver for fostering awareness throughout the community and assuring the fiscal success of the best party in Kansas City. Applications are currently closed but be sure to check back for Party Arty 2023!