Grinnell College Museum of Art

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Mission: The Grinnell College Faulconer Gallery promotes learning through artistic excellence and creative collaboration.  We connect campus and community with art, and support cross-over relationships with literacy and different ways of learning and growing.

Location: Grinnell College


  • Direct service work with children, including prep before and processing after.
  • Social media projects such as how to engage with specific audiences in ways that are compelling, and continuing to build outreach of the cross-over of art to other realms.  (A sample project is a collaboration with the chamber of commerce and the school district to assemble PRIDE activity bags).
  • Working within Grinnell College student life to deepen student interfacing with the museum.
  • Maintaining and documenting information on the art collection.


Volunteers: needed on an on-going basis

When is service needed: All times of year are busy and in need of help except January and August.

Number of hours: Flexible, as much or little as is possible for the volunteer


  • In-person: yes
  • Hybrid in-person/virtual possible: yes
  • Fully virtual possible: yes, but most of the work is hands-on


Prerequisites: Knowledge of or interest in art and/or education – no specific training needed.

Background check required: yes


Training supplied: GCMoA provides training in the creative development in children, ACES (Adverse Childhood Experiences), goals and methods for working with our audiences.

Equipment or logistics supplied: GCMoA supplies all equipment and supplies for our programs. Travel to the weekly Middle School program has traditionally been supplied by CLS and FM.


How to apply: For specific positions, apply via Handshake and also by email:, Tilly Woodward.  Volunteerism is coordinated directly by contacting Tilly Woodward.

Contact: Tilly Woodward, 641-269-4663 or 641-780-5215 (cell),


Operation information: GCMoA has outreach programs serving K-12 audiences, neuro-diverse adults, and the elderly. During the school year, GCMoA meets regularly with 2 preschools, Friday afternoons at the middle school, twice monthly with a neuro-diverse group.   There are always serendipitous partnerships that yield special projects, such as recently an exhibit and presentation of 1960s freedom summer photos at a retirement home.  In the summers, GCMoA sees 300 children/week through Art in the Park and various community summer camps and programs.

Address: 1108 Park St, Grinnell

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