Volunteer at The Field Museum

Become a Docent for The Cyrus Tang Hall of China Exhibit

Do you have an interest in Chinese history and culture? Do you enjoy sharing knowledge with others?

If yes, then consider becoming a volunteer docent in The Field Museum's newest permanent exhibit, The Cyrus Tang Hall of China, opening June 24th, 2015. Through textiles, rubbings, bronzes, ceramics, and sculpture the exhibit takes the visitor across thousands of years of history of one of the world’s most influential civilizations. As a volunteer docent you will be trained to interact and guide visitors through this exciting new exhibit.

Who can volunteer?

Docent volunteers should have an interest in Chinese history, a desire to teach others, and strong communication skills.


Docents can choose to volunteer one weekday shift (3 hrs.) per week or two weekend shifts per month for the duration of one year. Training and orientation sessions for the China Hall exhibit will occur at The Field Museum on the following dates:


Saturday, June 6th from 9:30 am - 12:00pm

Saturday, June 13th, from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

Saturday, June 20th from 9:30 am - 4:00 pm


Accepted volunteers may begin volunteering prior to these training dates.


Field Museum volunteers receive wonderful benefits including a Field Museum membership during their placement, free parking, free admission to The Field Museum for volunteers and their family, and access to weekly scientific seminars and lectures.

How do I apply?

Complete our online volunteer application by clicking here. To learn more about The Field Museum's volunteer program and benefits visit our volunteer page at http://www.fieldmuseum.org/support/volunteer


Contact Chad Taylor, Volunteer Manager, at 312-665-7270 or at ctaylor@fieldmuseum.org if you have any questions.