An enormous amount of help is given to the Museum by people who are not paid staff. From keeping the museum store running to giving guided tours, they undertake an astonishing range of tasks. Volunteers range from school students and graduates gaining work experience, to retired people who bring a lifetime of skills with them. MOAS is looking for friendly and enthusiastic volunteers to support the Museum's services and community activities.
There are many opportunities for people with a special skill or interest as well as those with experience of working with the public. All kinds of people volunteer for the Museum and find it a very rewarding experience, some having worked with the Museum for over forty years. After 50 hours of service volunteers are awarded a one-year membership to MOAS.
Volunteers who are under the age of 18 can only be accepted for our Summer Learning Institute program.
To find out more about volunteering please contact:
Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
Volunteer Application: Download PDF
Assist Development, Membership, Public Relations, Education and Acquisitions with various short and long term projects.Skills needed are generally clerical and administrative in nature. Some projects will utilize specialized skills; Hours are flexible and are determined by each project.
With knowledge of Museum policies and procedures, volunteer staff welcome and orient visitors to the Museum. Paid admission is collected and attendance records are maintained. Skills needed are ability to work with a cash register (training provided), good communication skills and a desire to work with the public. Hours are 4 hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday, or 11 to 5pm Sunday. Extended days/hours may apply during special exhibitions.
Volunteer Sales Assistants handle all sales transactions, restock inventory, and do daily light housekeeping to maintain appearance of The Museum Store.Skills needed are the ability to work with a cash register (training provided), good communication skills and a desire to work with the public. Hours are 4 hour shifts Tuesday through Saturday, or 11 to 5pm Sunday. Extended days/hours may apply during special exhibitions.
Volunteer staff, in addition to volunteering in any area listed above, may want to assist with special events in positions such as usher and host/hostess.
The Docent Program trains guides to conduct adult and school tours of the Museum and Gamble Place. Docents may choose to work with only adults or children. Training and study sessions are required. Docents-in-training will observe an experienced guide for several hours.
The Museum of Arts and Sciences appreciates volunteers!
After 50 hours of volunteer service, you are awarded a one-year membership to the Museum.