Volunteering at The Bryan Museum

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The Bryan Museum owes much of its success to our volunteers! They bring skills, life experiences, and energy to support the Museum’s mission and goals. Our volunteer team comprises of men and women from every walk of life, from students to retirees.

Upcoming Volunteer Orientations

April 27 at 2 p.m.
July 22 at 2 p.m.

(Check our calendar of events for updated information)

Apply to Become a Volunteer

Why Volunteer with The Bryan?

Meet interesting people

Grow your knowledge and share your passion for the history and art of Texas and the American West.

Immerse yourself in the historic structure and beautiful gardens

Participate in the further development of what is already recognized as a world-class museum

Volunteer Benefits:

Free admission to the Museum

25% off all levels of membership. * Excludes Old 300 Lifetime Membership

A 10% discount in the Museum Shop

Invitations to the annual Volunteer Recognition Party and social gatherings

Five complimentary guest passes to the Museum

Current Volunteers Can Check in With Our Volunteer Portal


Gallery Specialist

Assists guest learning in the galleries. These volunteers receive specialized training in gallery interpretation. This position requires completing readings and an oral review.


Welcomes group tours as they arrive, assisting the docent.

Special Projects

Assists Events, Collections, Administration, and Education Departments as needed. Projects may include: preparing mailings, office assistance, after hours gallery attendants for events, collection movements, assistance at Museum events (e.g. our annual Gala), and more!

Museum Guide

All volunteers start as guides while becoming acquainted with the Museum. You will greet guests and assist with navigation around the Museum campus.


Guide guests on regular tours throughout the museum and perform the important function of introducing, interpreting, and deepening the guests’ Museum experience.

Call Amelia White, Museum Services Manager, at (409) 632-7688 or email her for more information.