The Museum of Western Art is a non-profit organization which depends heavily on volunteers. This volunteer group is known as the Remuda. This group was organized in 1985 with a board of managers who serve from one to two years. On-going work includes greeting visitors at the admissions desk, library work, selling items in the Museum store and visitor assistance in the art galleries. Volunteers work 3 hour shifts — 10 to 1 and 1 to 4, Tuesday through Saturday. Many work only 3 hours per week, while others work in more than one area. Exceptional work and extra hours are rewarded in special ways at the annual Volunteer Appreciation party. The annual fee for joining the museum is $35 per person or $50 for a family, but after completing 80 hours and continuing to complete your 100 hours each year, this fee is waived. All benefits of Museum membership including 10% discount in the Museum Store (limited to certain items) and your membership is free after 80 hours of service each year.
Whenever possible, volunteers are assigned to their favorite area. However, a “second choice” is most helpful to Museum operation and to the new volunteer. It is possible to change jobs as experience grows and you want to learn new skills. Come join us!
Our Remuda Volunteer organization plays an important role in every aspect of Museum operations. Our primary areas where we seek volunteer are:
Admissions & Store
Volunteer welcomes visitors, tallies admissions, and keeps track of the number of guests during the day. They also assist visitors in finding and purchasing items.
Our friendly docents chat with guests from all over the world and give visitors an introduction to the Museum and our wonderful collection.
These are only a few of the areas where volunteers are needed at the Museum. Aside from the satisfaction of a job well done, Remuda Volunteers receive other benefits; special education outings, an annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner, and monthly breakfast meetings are all offered. The Museum also awards service pins based on annual hours worked, and awards a very special gift to the Volunteer of the Year.
If you live in the Kerrville area, enjoy working with and meeting new people, and would be willing to assist the Museum for 3 hours a week, please contact the Museum office at (830) 896-2553.
VOLUNTEER at The Museum of Western Art in one of two ways:
Option 1: Complete the online Remuda Volunteer Application form below.
Option 2: Print the Remuda Volunteer Application Form and mail to The Museum of Western Art, P.O. Box 294300, Kerrville, TX 78029.
Top Photo: “The Providers” – David Halbach
The Museum of Western Art
Where the Legend Lives ....
1550 Bandera Highway
Kerrville, Texas 78028
Tel: (830) 896-2553
Fax: (830) 257-5206
Open Tuesday thru Saturday
10:00 am – 4:00 pm (CST)
The Museum of Western Art is a member of the Kerrville Area Chamber of Commerce, Texas Association of Museums, The American Alliance of Museums, and is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which qualifies for matching grants. Donations are deductible according to current IRS regulations.
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