Volunteer Opportunities at the Trenton City Museum

Do you have office skills, web skills or people skills? Days, evenings, or weekends free? Let us know. We can use your help.

Volunteers work with trustees and staff as docents, registrars, and marketers, or on committees like fundraising, grant-writing, education, exhibits.  They help out at openings or in the store or whenever we need another pair of hands.  Volunteering at the Trenton City Museum means meeting new people, learning something new, sharing your expertise, and having fun while you do it.

Please email us and tell us you’d like to volunteer!  TMS@ellarslie.org

Education Committee Needs Volunteers

The Education Committee of the Trenton Museum Society would like to expand its outreach.  We need more volunteers to make that happen.
*If you believe in the power of art to transform lives.
*If you love children and like to see them thrive.
*If you are full of good ideas and are available in the afternoons. . .
THEN please email us and let us know!  TMS@ellarslie.org


Opening on Exhibits Committee

The Exhibits Committee has an opening for  experienced curators to serve on the committee, planning and producing exhibits.  This is a hands-on position. Applicants must be able to help hang work.  Technology savvy helpful but not required.
Email resume and cover letter to resumes@ellarslie.org by November 20.


The Trenton Museum Society is seeking volunteers in the following areas:

  • Museum store – during openings and other special events, sell prints, artistic jewelry, Trenton memorabilia and crafts
  • Membership – coordinate individual and corporate memberships, help plan membership campaigns
  • Archiving – organize and maintain files on museum programs and events
  • Education – help plan and organize programs with community partners
  • Events — help plan and staff performances, lectures, fundraising and other events
  • Exhibits – help plan, curate, hang and take down visual arts exhibits
  • Collections management – catalog new acquisitions, help curate history exhibits
  • Gardening – help beautify the museum grounds
  • Grants – help with researching and writing grant applications
  • Hospitality – set up, serve, and clean up at openings and special events
  • Office – input data into data base, send mail, collect email addresses
  • Marketing – web site updating, email blasts, online calendars and social media marketing