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.


- Bechtler Curator (posted November 5, 2018) Application deadline is November 30, 2018.

- Museum Experience Associate (posted October 27, 2017)


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 fulfilment and seek to share their experiences with others. All docents must be museum members at the individual level or higher. Interviews are required for acceptance into the training program, as is a one-year commitment to the museum and at least twelve tours throughout the year. Prospective docents are also required to attend at least six of the eight training sessions held this fall and winter. 2018-2019 training session dates and times are:

  • Wednesday, October 24, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 1, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, November 15, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, November 28, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, December 12, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Thursday, January 3, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 9, from 6 - 8 p.m.
  • Wednesday, January 16, from 6 - 8 p.m.

2019 Tentative Make-Up Dates

  • Wednesday, January 23
  • Wednesday, January 30
  • Wednesday, February 6

View the full Docent job description and guidelines here. Download the application hereapplications are due Wednesday, October 17.

Download the 2018-2019 Docent Training Schedule now


The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art offers internships throughout the year.  For further information regarding the internship program, or to submit your resume to the museum's internship database, fill out the internship application and email Bechtler Executive Assistant Leandra Kelley or call 704.353.9202. The deadline for summer applications is May 1.


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, email education@bechtler.org.


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