Information | Volunteer Information
The Griffin Museum of Photography is a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the
understanding of and appreciation for historic and contemporary photography. Our mission is to
continue to offer exciting and stimulating photographic exhibitions of the highest standard. To
accomplish this goal we appreciate and rely upon the generosity of our members. Your donations and
membership dues enable us to procure new exhibits, fund educational programs and meet our yearly
Your membership donation is tax deductible to the full extent of the law. Click here to
join online , click here for a
form or call 781-729-1158. The form is in pdf format. You will need Acrobat
Reader to read and print pdf documents. If you don't have Acrobat Reader installed on your
computer, you can download it for free here.
We also offer sustaining membership that helps the Griffin Museum and your budget by making a monthly donation. An alternative option to the Griffin's existing single payment membership plan. This added option authorizes a monthly charge to a credit card or a deduction from a bank account thus allowing someone to pay for a membership over time. We will automatically charge your credit card every month for 12 consecutive months.
Members of the Griffin Museum of Photography also have benefits at a selection of
institutions across the United States. With a valid membership card, each of the organizations
below will give you either free admission or discounts on merchandise and services.
Amon Carter Museum
Fort Worth, TX
Blue Sky Gallery MSG
*annual yearbook and Print Program
California Museum of Photography/UCR
Center (formerly Sante Fe Ctr. for Photog.)
Sante Fe, NM
*105 off of portfolio reviews events & 10$ off one award
Center for Creative Photography
* 10% discount on purchases in lobby store
Center for Photography at Woodstock
* reduced pricing on some programs and journals
Foto8/8 Magazine/HOST Gallery
* member reduced entry fee to talks and reduced rate for monthly portfolio review
George Eastman House
* free admission
Houston Center for Photography
* discount on purchases and subscription to SPOT
International Center of Photography
New York, NY
* free admission
The Light Factory
Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film
* discount on events
* discount on CONTACT SHEET subscription
Lucie Foundation Los Angeles, CA
*10% off membership, 10% off IPA Awards competition. 10% off Lucie Awards tickets at
Museum of Contemporary Photography
Museum of Photographic Arts
San Diego, CA
* free admission
O. Winston Link Museum
*10% discount on all gift shop purchases
15% discount on framing & printing.
Peabody Essex Museum
* discounted admission
Photographic Center Northwest
Philadelphia Photo Arts Center
*10% discount on all digital services and lab rentals
Photographic Resource Center
* free admission
San Francisco Camerwork
San Francisco, CA
Silver Eye Center for Photography
* free admission to receptions
Southeast Museum of Photography
Daytona Beach, FL
* * discounts on all purchases at the Museum Store
Benefits of Individual membership. Full-time students only. Please submit a copy of valid school ID
Benefits of Individual Membership. Please submit teaching license or faculty ID with application.
School tours welcome.
Free admission to all exhibits, special invitation to opening night exhibit receptions, portfolio review by exhibition comittee (by appointment and for members only), 10% discount in the museum gift shop, one free ticket to Stoneham Theatre with purchase of one ticket, free or reduced admission to lectures and programs, 15% discount on framing and printing from Panopticon Imaging, 15% discount on custom framing from Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA, and invitations to Griffin Museum's Members Day and Annual Gala.
Senior Individual Membership (for 65 years +) $40
Benefits are the same as for the Individual Membership
Individual benefits for two people.
Benefits of Family/Dual membership, hardbound copy of New England in Focus: The Arthur Griffin
Story or other selected photography book from gift shop.
Benefits of Friend membership, free admission for 2 guests accompanying the Contributor, 10%
discount on rental of the Griffin Museum for a private function, listing in the annual report.
Academic Membership $500
Free admission passes for each student of the academic department who has applied for membership,
10% discount in the museum gift shop, free guided tours of the exhibitions for classes, free entry
to Juried Show portfolio review, discount admission to workshops and free lectures.
Griffin Society Member $500 +
One selected book from our gift shop. Free admission for two guests. Ten percent discount on rental
of the Griffin for a private function. One 11x14 photograph by Arthur Griffin. Invitation to Griffin Society events.
Griffin Society Patron $1,000 +
One selected book from our gift shop. One free admission for four guests. Twenty percent discount
on rental of the Griffin for a private function. One 11x14 and one 16x20 photograph by Arthur
Griffin. Invitation to Griffin Society events.
Call the museum to learn more about our Corporate Giving
Program. Opportunities for support include newsletter, exhibition and special event
Volunteers are an important part of life at the Griffin Museum and without them we wouldn't be able
to offer all of the programs and activities that we do.
There are many volunteer opportunities, including:
- Admissions Desk
- Program & Event Support
- Public Relations
- General Administration
- Exhibition Installation
- Building and grounds
If you are interested in volunteering or interning at the Griffin Museum, please contact Frances
Jakubek at 781-729-1158.