There is no place like the Ritz Theatre and Museum in the region. As one visitor raved, "I loved it from the bottom of my heart." Your support is vital. Contributions enable us to maintain this architectural landmark and have more of the exhibits and entertainment you love.
To donate a photograph, artwork, object, document or oral history of historical significance, please call the Ritz Theatre and Museum and speak to the Museum Administrator. The museum's collection is focused on objects that relate to African American history, and the history of North Florida.
Ritz Theatre and Museum benefits greatly from the generosity of donors to develop exhibits and bring performing artists to Jacksonville. All donations are tax deductible, and checks should be made payable to Ritz Theatre and Museum.
You can donate now by calling our office at (904) 632-5555. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes within 5-10 business days via USPS.
Return Policy: Donations are non-refundable.
For more information, please contact Ritz Theatre and Museum.
Volunteering is a great way to contribute! We welcome those that can contribute any amount of hours—even if it’s just one hour, one or a few days per week.
Ritz Theatre and Museum Volunteer Opportunities
Event Usher- Greet patrons as they enter the Ritz; assist Event Staff with event setup; give out programs; assist patrons with finding their seats; assist Gift Shop staff with sales and customer service. Requirements: Must be age 16 or older; must have pleasant disposition and be alert and attentive; must be able to stand and walk around for 1-2 hours at a time; may be required to lift/move chairs; hours are flexible, but most events are in the evenings between 5-11pm.
Event Setup/Breakdown- Assist Event Staff with table and chair setup for events. Requirements: Must be able to lift and move chairs (appx. 13 lbs.); must be able to assist with setting up tables, and other light to medium weight event equipment; must be able to stand and walk around for approximately 1-2 hours at a time; must listen and follow directions well; events are held in the daytime and evenings, and often setup & breakdown can be done many hours before or even a day before an event.
Clerical/Office Assistance- Assist Ritz Staff with event mailings; data entry; answering phone calls. Requirements: Must be able to listen and follow directions well; must be able to pay attention to details; must be able to speak clearly and articulately when answering phone calls; must dress neatly and presentably for an office environment.
Museum Docents- Assist Museum staff with tours.
To become a museum volunteer, contact Adonnica Toler. If you're interested in assisting as a volunteer with performances or in the office, please contact Teneese Williams. Or fill out a Volunteer Application and send it back to us with your interest and availability!