Get Involved

SAM offers a number of ways to get involved.

Work with us

There are no positions currently available at SAM. Watch this space.

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 and Eastbank Café
• An invitation to participate in the annual Friends exhibition at SAM
• A variety of other discounts at local businesses

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 

To become a member of the Friends of Shepparton Art Museum please scroll down for a copy of the membership brochure, which you can drop back into SAM, scan and email to or post to:

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

Friends of SAM Committee 2016 -17 

President Ann Fagan
Vice President Helen Hinks
Secretary Megan Walker
Treasurer Michelle Collins
Committee Barbara Gray
Joan Greenwood
Jill Hayes
Dawn Hill
Meryl Hill
John McMaster
Kerry Miller
Jill Riordan

SAM Local: Best of Friends

Each year the talents of the Friends of SAM are celebrated with a special group exhibition. Bringing together Friends who explore a range of thematic approaches, the exhibition features a variety of mediums such as painting, drawing, sculpture, textiles and photography.

Best of Friends showcases the strength, diversity and commitment of local artists in the Goulburn Valley region. Application information will be released in October 2017. You will need to become a Friend of SAM if you aren't already.


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 who range in ages, education levels and career backgrounds. Volunteering for an art institution is a way of expressing your love of art to the broader community. 


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

Visitor Experience Volunteers

SAM’s visitor experience volunteers provide the following services:

  • Welcome and direct visitors to gallery spaces and amenities in SAM
  • Present guided tours of the gallery, including collection works and current exhibitions
  • Share information about selected artworks and artists with visitors
  • Research background information about the exhibitions, in preparation for tours
  • Facilitate audience engagement with artworks
  • Assist children and families with interactive activities

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

*Education and Public Program volunteers will require a working with children check. 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


Volunteers, in discussion with SAM, can contribute weekly, fortnightly or monthly for an initial term of three months, on a regular basis.


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 3632. 


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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.