Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

If you want to volunteer, become a part of MoCNA Volunteer  Program!

Be a part of the contemporary Native art scene; share your expertise and help support IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) mission. Learn something new, meet like-minded people and have some fun!


Volunteering at MoCNA offers a unique experience working with contemporary Native art alongside internationally recognized museum professionals, IAIA students, and other community volunteers. Benefits include the chance to meet new people with similar interests, complimentary attendance to selected programs and events, advance notice of events and programs, discounted museum membership, invitation to a special volunteer recognition event, store discounts, and consideration for paid staff positions. You may enjoy access to art not readily available to the public, education and training about the history and art of the Institute of American Indian Arts, experience with museum standards and fieldwork and insights into collections care and management.


Here’s a short list of things you can be involved with:


Greeters at Exhibition Openings, Public Programs and Special Events

Assistance with Program and Event Set-Up, Coordination and Breakdown


Gallery Preparation

Exhibitions Installation/De-installation

Research Projects


Collections Inventory

Digitization and Archiving the Collection

General Collections Helper

Assistance with Records and Archiving

Organization and Cataloging of Collected Works


Tour Guides and Gallery Conversation Starters

Membership Concierge

Admissions and Museum Shop Helpers

Production and Promotion of Public Programs

Volunteer Program Assistant


Updating Library Catalogue and Image Archives

Assistance with Archiving Printed Materials & Press Clippings

General Office Organization



To be considered for a volunteer position right away, sign up today! You may also download MoCNA’s volunteer form here: Volunteer Application & Release Form (download file icon, 95.5 KiB) (please print and return by mail or fax)

Thank you for your interest in volunteering at MoCNA! We welcome any questions or inquiries you have, so please feel free to contact

Andrea R. Hanley
Museum Membership & Program Manager IAIAIAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts
Work Phone: 505.428.5907
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