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Get Involved

SAM offers a number of ways to get involved.

Work with us

Please refer to Greater Shepparton City Council's job vacancies page for all employment opportunities at SAM.

Friends of the Shepparton Art Museum Inc.

The Friends of the Shepparton Art Museum Inc. develop and foster an active cultural community in Greater Shepparton and support the Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) by raising funds for the acquisition of new artworks. The Friends of SAM are also officially represented on the Shepparton Art Museum Advisory Committee.

As a Friend of SAM, you are entitled to a range of benefits, including:

  • Invitations to a range of exhibition openings and Director/Curator previews
  • Special entry and prices to the Shepparton Art Museum and Friends of SAM activities, workshops, excursions and events (including Coffee Mornings with special guests)
  • Reciprocal benefits at other art galleries and museums
  • 10% discount from the SAM Shop
  • An invitation to participate in the annual Friends exhibition at SAM

In addition, you will also receive the Friends of SAM newsletter throughout the year. The newsletter features articles, updates on new acquisitions as well as exclusive Art Museum news and details of upcoming events.

Student $20
Concession *Pensioner* $20
Single Adult $30
Full Family $50
Corporate Group $200
10 Year Concession $180
10 Year Single $270
10 Year Family $450 

The gift of membership to Friends of SAM is a lovely idea for birthdays, Christmas, Mothers and Fathers Days and other occasions.

To become a member of the Friends of Shepparton Art Museum please download our membership brochure below, which you can either drop back into SAM, scan and email to or post to the address below:

Friends of the Shepparton Art Museum Inc.,
P.O. Box 144,
Shepparton, VIC 3632

Friends of SAM Committee 2018-19

President Ann Fagan
Vice President Megan Walker
Secretary Kerry Miller
Treasurer Michelle Collins

Joan Greenwood
Dawn Hill
Meryl Hill
Helen Hinks
Helen Jeffs
Cath Marriot
John McMaster
Jill Riordan
Valentina Fantone



Do you have a passion for art? Why not join SAM’s amazing team of volunteers? It’s a great way to get involved with art in the community, while gaining valuable experience within a cultural organisation. SAM is at an exciting time in its history, and arts and culture play an important role in community life. Volunteering offers a unique and rewarding opportunity where you can experience our programs, exhibitions, events, collections, and meet artists and other arts and cultural workers first-hand.

We have a diverse volunteer base, with an amazing group of people who range in ages, education levels and career backgrounds. Volunteering for an art institution is a great way of expressing your love of art to the broader community. 


By volunteering at SAM, you will become actively involved in your community, meet new people, learn new skills, increase your knowledge, help others, gain valuable job experience and be valued for what you do. SAM offers a range of volunteer opportunities:

Visitor Services Volunteers*

SAM’s Visitor Services volunteers provide the following services:

  • Welcome and direct visitors to gallery spaces and amenities in SAM
  • Research background information about the exhibitions
  • Share information about selected artworks and artists with visitors
  • Facilitate audience engagement with artworks
  • Assist children and families with interactive activities

Volunteer Guides*

SAM’s Volunteer Guides will provide the following services:

  • Present guided tours of the gallery, including collection works and current exhibitions
  • Research background information about the exhibitions, in preparation for tours
  • Provide guided tours to the public, and assist Education and Public Programs staff to provide guided tours to specific groups, including schools and organisations

Education and Public Program Volunteers*

  • Assist with the preparation and running of public programs
  • Assist with the housekeeping of different program areas
  • Assist with background research in the development of public programs
  • Assist with exhibition opening nights and other special events
  • Assist with supervising SAM and with visitor enquiries

Some teaching or education experience is valuable but not essential.

Collection and Research Volunteers*

These positions will be advertised periodically on the WORK WITH US AT SAM page, and are recruited and supervised by the Curator/Collection staff.  Volunteers will be welcomed to assist with:

  • Background research on the SAM Collection
  • Background research on future SAM exhibitions
  • Special projects, as required by the Curator or Collection Manager

* All SAM Volunteers will require a valid Working With Children Check, and may be required to undergo a National Police Check


Volunteers, in discussion with SAM, can contribute weekly, fortnightly or monthly on a regular basis. An initial probationary term of three months will apply.


To find out more on volunteering at SAM, please email Click here to access the volunteer application form, which can be submitted via email here, or by post at SAM, Locked Bag 1000, Shepparton VIC 3632. 


Click here to find out how you can support us

Community Art Exhibitions

Riverlinks in conjunction with Shepparton Art Museum offer local artists and community groups an opportunity to showcase their work in the Eastbank Centre's foyer.

Find out more here.