Career opportunities at the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art require all levels of training, experience and education for a variety of positions. The Bechtler provides benefits to full-time employees, and is an equal opportunity employer.



Events Associate

The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is committed to supporting a diverse workforce and does not discriminate in employment based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to age, marital status, sexual orientation, or the presence of a non-job-related medical condition or handicap.


Volunteers provide a valuable service to the museum and its visitors. In return, volunteers receive behind-the-scenes access to museum operations and the opportunity to surround themselves with modern art masterpieces.

A variety of volunteer opportunities exist at the Bechtler including providing customer service, leading tours, supporting administrative tasks and facilitating art experiences.

Prospective volunteers should be passionate about art, enjoy interacting with the public, and be able to make a time commitment to the institution. For information about volunteer opportunities, e-mail info@bechtler.org


The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art continually seeks volunteer docents to enhance the visitor experience. Bechtler docents possess a passion for visual art, embrace art as a means of creative fulfillment and seek to share their experience with others. All docents must be museum members. Training sessions are held several times per year. Interviews are required for acceptance into the training program, as is a one-year commitment to the museum. For more information, e-mail Associate Director of Programming Massie Minor or call 704.353.9218.


The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art offers internship opportunities for students and recent graduates throughout the year, providing hands-on experience in various museum departments. Internships at the Bechtler are generally unpaid and part-time, unless otherwise noted, and may be eligible for college credit. Click here to view full details about the Bechtler Internship Program.

To apply for an internship, print and complete the Bechtler Internship Application and e-mail it with an attached resume.

Application deadlines and decision notification dates:
Fall semester: June 1 (decision notification by July 15)
Spring semester: October 1 (decision notification by November 15)
Summer semester: March 30 (decision notification by April 15)

Click on the links for a description of each internship.

Events Internship (Immediate start date)


  • Monday10am - 5pm
  • TuesdayClosed
  • Wednesday10am - 5pm
  • Thursday10am - 5pm
  • Friday10am - 5pm
  • Saturday10am - 5pm
  • Sunday12pm - 5pm


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