Volunteers play a critical role in ensuring the overall success of the Annual Meeting!

Why Volunteer?

Our volunteers help with welcoming attendees, concurrent sessions, and many other aspects of the Annual Meeting. As a benefit, volunteers that complete a total of 10 hours (Out-of-state) or 8 hours (Local) will receive a complimentary full conference registration*, which includes access to the exhibit hall, general sessions, and networking events at the convention center.

*Please note that volunteers who do not check in for their assigned shifts will be charged for the price of a conference pass.

Who Can Volunteer?

Anyone in the museum field, who is over the age of 18, is welcome to apply!

Out-of-state volunteers must sign up for at least 5 hours of shifts. Out-of-state Volunteers that sign up for at least 10 hours will receive a complimentary full conference registration.

Local volunteers (permanent resident or student in Louisiana) must sign up for at least 4 hours of shifts to receive a complimentary one-day conference pass, or at least 8 hours to receive a complimentary full conference pass.

Sign Up by following these steps:

Step 1: Sign up to be a volunteer here!

Step 2: Once you have signed up, our Local Volunteer Coordinator will be in touch with follow up information.

For more information, contact the 2019 Volunteer Coordinator.

See below for a list of some of the volunteer opportunities that will be available for 2019.

RoleDescription
Airport GreeterPrimary responsibilities include greeting attendees as they arrive to the airport, providing basic conference information, directing attendees on how to get to their hotels, and coordinating ride sharing. Should be personable, hardworking, friendly, vocal, and assertive. Needs to have a take-charge attitude and “soccer coach style”. Not afraid of crowds, loves to talk, extremely friendly and outgoing.
Bookstore VolunteerPrimary responsibilities include, stocking merchandise, maintaining inventory in the store, assisting AAM staff with sales as necessary, and packing remaining merchandise at the end of the conference for shipping. Should have retail experience and comfortable handling money. Would prefer same people for the entire time as they will be specially trained and work closely with AAM staff.
Evening Event VolunteerPrimary responsibilities include greeting attendees, answering questions, and collecting tickets. Should be personable, hard working, friendly, vocal, and assertive. Needs to have a take-charge attitude and “soccer coach style”. Not afraid of crowds, loves to talk, and outgoing.
Greeter/Human DirectionalPrimary responsibilities include assisting attendees with answering questions and directing attendees to appropriate areas including general session, concurrent sessions, and the Solutions Center on the MuseumExpo show floor. Should be personable, hardworking, friendly, vocal, and assertive. Needs to have a take-charge attitude and “soccer coach style”. Not afraid of crowds, loves to talk, extremely friendly and outgoing. These individuals will be on their feet the entire shift.
International Lounge MonitorPrimary responsibilities include greeting and answering questions for those who visit the International Lounge, many who will be from museums outside the US or may be visiting the US or New Orleans for the first time, and communicating food and beverage requirements to AAM staff. Should be personable, punctual, professional, have basic office skills, and able to retain information easily. Additional foreign language skills would be helpful.
PN Event VolunteerPrimary responsibilities include greeting attendees, ensuring attendees board the correct bus (when applicable), answering questions, and collecting tickets. Should be personable, hard working, friendly, vocal, and assertive. Needs to have a take-charge attitude and “soccer coach style”. Not afraid of crowds, loves to talk, and outgoing.
Session Room MonitorPrimary responsibilities include greeting and ushering attendees during sessions including the keynote speakers, badge scanning, timekeeping, answering attendee questions, managing Q&A, and general speaker assistance. Should be computer literate, professional, personable, punctual, have basic office skills, and able to retain information easily.
Show Floor Education VolunteerPrimary responsibilities include assisting presenters with their presentations, timekeeping, distributing materials and handouts for speakers during their session, and welcoming and greeting attendees. Should be computer literate, professional, personable, punctual, have basic office skills, and able to retain information easily.
Speaker Ready Room MonitorPrimary responsibilities include helping set up the speaker lounge, organizing speaker packets, and other general assistance. Should be computer literate, professional, personable, punctual, have basic office skills, and able to retain information easily.
Hospitality Lounge VolunteerPrimary responsibilities include greeting and interacting with attendees, answering questions, and helping the hospitality committee with lounge programming.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Attendees wishing to volunteer can sign up here. Our Local Volunteer Coordinator will then follow up with further information.
Anyone in the museum field, over the age of 18, is welcome to apply!
Yes, we require that all volunteers are over 18 years of age.
Attendees interested in volunteering should apply by April 22nd, 2019.
Local volunteers will receive a complimentary one-day pass (for the day the shifts are scheduled) when they sign up for at least 4 hours of volunteer time and a complimentary full conference pass when they sign up for at least 8 hours of shifts. Out-of-state volunteers will receive a complimentary full conference pass when they sign up for at least 10 hours of shifts. AAM does not cover the cost of travel or accommodations.
Yes, all volunteers, including those who receive a complimentary pass will need to register for the conference.
Out-of-state volunteers will be required to sign up for at least 5 hours of shifts. Local volunteers will be required to sign up for at least 4 hours of shifts.
Yes, there will be a training webinar, as well as an onsite training session prior to the conference. More information on both will be sent to approved volunteers. Volunteers are also asked to arrive 30 minutes prior to their scheduled shift start time so they can be re-acquainted with the assigned duties.