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University of Alabama Museums

Become a Student Member

UA Museums Student Members volunteering during Get on Board Day.
UA Museums Student Members volunteering during Get on Board Day.

All current UA undergraduate and graduate students are eligible for a free student membership to the University of Alabama Museums, which includes:

Watch the video below to learn more about the perks of being a UA Museums Student Member!

How to Sign Up

To become a Student Member, fill out this quick and easy online form!

When you sign up for Student Membership, you will be added to an email database that will keep you informed on all of our free events!

Student Club

UA Students within the UA Museums’ Student Membership list would like to create a UA Museums’ Student Club within The Source. If you are interested, fill out this online form to be added to an email newsletter about this group.

Questions?

For more information, email James Scott at jiscott@ua.edu.

You can also follow and keep up with UA Museums on TikTokTwitterFacebook, and Instagram.

Upcoming Events

Coffee Hour

Take a break from classes and grab a FREE hot beverage and FREE snacks on Wednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11 AM until 12 PM at the Alabama Museum of Natural History‘s Grand Gallery, located inside Smith Hall.

Get On Board Day

Join us at The University of Alabama Student Center, Tuesday, January 24, 2023 from 5-9 p.m. for Spring Get On Board Day, UA’s signature involvement fair. If you’re interested in volunteering, fill out our online sign-up form.

Internships

Education Intern

The Alabama Museum of Natural History is looking for an education intern that will help with the design and implementation of education-related programs and events. If you’re interested, please contact Joyia Davis by emailing joyia.davis@ua.edu or calling (205) 348-6383.

Video Editing Intern

UA Museums creates video content on our YouTube channel and needs a video editing assistant intern and will provide opportunities to develop video editing skills for a demo reel! For more information on how to get involved, email Rebecca Johnson at rljohnson8@ua.edu.

Volunteer Opportunities

Family Night at the Museum

Graduate departments from across The University of Alabama come together with interactive displays based on a theme. We need volunteers to help with set up, take down, goodie bag station, passport stations, food table, helping departments, and many other spots. The event is from 5:00-7:30, but volunteer shifts are as follows: 3:30-6:30, 5:00-8:00, and 3:30-8:00. Food is provided for Volunteers. Fill out Bama Pulse’s online form or contact joyia.davis@ua.edu for more information.

Knap-In

This stone tool maker event at will host flint knappers from all over the country. Flint knapping is one of man’s oldest crafts. Knapping is the shaping of stone through the process to make stone tools, such as but not limited to arrow heads. People have chipped rocks into tools and weapons for thousands of years. Native Americans knapped stone arrow and spear points, knife blades, scrapers, drills and many other tools and weapons. To volunteer for this event, contact Marsha Holley at mmholley@ua.edu.

Docents/Tour Guides

The Gorgas House Museum invites University of Alabama Students to become docents at the house. If interested in helping give tours, email Brandon Thompson at brandon.s.thompson@ua.edu

Content Creation

UA Students have opportunities to create content for social media and run the UA Museums TikTok account! If interested, email Brandon Thompson at brandon.s.thompson@ua.edu

Social Media Marketing

UA Museums has opportunities for UA Students to help out with our social media accounts and websites! It’s a great chance for students interested in Marketing, Public Relations, Advertising, and Graphic Design to get real world experience and portfolio examples. If interested, email Rebecca Johnson at rljohnson8@ua.edu.

Museum Monday

Education volunteers will assist staff with K-12 programs such as Museum Monday, which is geared towards grades K-5. If you’re interested, please contact Education Outreach Coordinator, Joyia Davis. Her email address is joyia.davis@ua.edu. You can also reach Joyia by calling (205) 348-6383.