Apply for Teen Art Council 2021-2022

The Teen Art Council wants YOU!

Interested in art and art museums? Want to have a say in building teen programs at TAM?

TAC members work with museum staff and peers, develop leadership skills, and explore connections with our collection and special exhibitions. Apply to join the Teen Art Council and help make the museum a more welcoming, relevant space for teens.

What do we do?

The Teen Art Council’s goal is to develop and promote teen programs at TAM by:

  • Advising, planning, and implementing teen programming, including Teen Hangouts
  • Volunteering at TAM education programs and special events
  • Consulting on Museum initiatives and projects
  • Working with TAM staff to create marketing materials (photos, videos, etc.) for promoting teen programs
  • Promoting teen programs by distributing flyers, participating in special events, and communicating with peers.

What will you get out of the experience?

  • Have a say in building teen programming at TAM  
  • Gain experience in leadership, community engagement, and arts advocacy
  • Learn about Tacoma Art Museum’s collection through behind-the-scenes experiences
  • Use those skills to provide a teen voice within the larger museum.
  • Build relationships with a diverse group of teens from all over the South Sound.
  • Fulfill service learning and community service hours through volunteering
  • Free Snacks!

How much time do I have to commit?

  • TAC members must commit to attending weekly meetings throughout the 2021–22 school year.
  • Meetings are scheduled on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m.
  • TAC members also must commit to facilitating teen programming once a month on third Thursdays at our open mic OPEN (taking place on our Discord server for the duration of the quarantine) as well as completing a minimum of eight volunteer hours for TAC programs or special events throughout the school year.  


How do I get started?

Fill out the Teen Art Council application below and submit it by Wednesday, June 30th, 2021.

Applicants moving on to the interview round will be notified by August 14th,

For questions or more information, please contact Jamie Cook, Museum Educator and Teaching Artist at TAM, at


Teen Art Council Application

1Personal Info
2Parent / Guardian Info
4Questions (short answer)