Volunteer Opportunities: 

Are you looking for an opportunity to share your time and skills, meet new friends, and make a vital contribution to the Timken Museum of Art? Join people like yourself who donate their time and energy to help further the mission of the museum. The Timken has many volunteer opportunities available, both behind the scenes and in contact with the public. All volunteers receive on-site training and an invitation to an annual volunteer recognition reception. Volunteers who work more than 100 hours annually receive discounts at the museum store and free or reduced admission to Timken events. For more information, or to inquire about opportunities, please call 619.239.5548.


Timken Gardens:

Help us maintain the beauty of the Timken gardens and its botanical treasures.  We are seeking volunteers available three hours per month to help with the upkeep.  Projects may include watering, weeding, mulching, pruning and general plant maintenance. 

Donating your time is an excellent way to expand your knowledge of plants, share your love of gardening and experience a different part of the Timken. Your invaluable volunteer effort will help the Gardens blossom and encourage museum patrons to welcome the outside world of wonder and inspiration.

To request a volunteer application, please email info@timkenmuseum.org


Employment Opportunities: 

Education Assistant

Working in the Museum’s Education Department under the supervision of the Education Director, the Education Assistant is a critical member of a small team that provides educational programs for a variety of audiences, from children to adults. The Education Assistant is responsible for assisting with the administration, planning, implementation, and documentation of programs. Specifically, s/he will support programs by arranging logistics and administrative details, managing budgets, preparing art materials, assisting with teaching, and documenting programs through photography and written notes. One of the Education Assistant’s main responsibilities is scheduling gallery tours and other educational programs, managing the museum’s tour and outreach programs calendars and working closely with museum docents and teachers.


The successful candidate will have a BA or BFA in studio art, art history, art education, museum studies or a related field. S/he will be a team player with excellent verbal and written communication skills, have strong administrative and computer skills, be detail-oriented, flexible, and must possess a keen passion for art and art education. A minimum of two years experience working in a museum, arts/culture organization or school is required; experience working with student and family audiences a plus. Spanish-speaking also a plus.

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