An enormous amount of help is given to the Museum by people who are volunteers. From keeping the Museum store running to giving guided tours, volunteers undertake an astonishing range of tasks. Volunteers range from school students and graduates gaining work experience to retired individuals 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 thirty years. After 25 hours of service, volunteers are awarded a one-year membership to MOAS.
Volunteers who are under the age of 18 can only be accepted as volunteers for our Summer Learning Institute program.
To find out more about our volunteer opportunities or to submit an application, please contact:
Monica Mitry, Development Manager
VOLUNTEER JOB DESCRIPTIONS
GUEST RELATIONS ASSISTANT
With knowledge of Museum policies and procedures, volunteer staff welcome and orient visitors to the Museum on special days such as Free Tuesday, History Con, Space Day, and more. Skills needed include good communication skills and a desire to work with the public.
Volunteer sales assistants handle all sales transactions, restock inventory, and do daily light housekeeping to maintain the appearance of the Museum Store. Skills needed are the ability to work with a point of sale system (training provided), good communication skills, and a desire to work with the public.
Assist with Museum events, after hours programs, and outreaches including guest check-in, food and beverage services, and clean up. Skills needed include good communication skills, a desire to work with the public, the ability to lift 20 pounds comfortably, and willingness to travel to off-site locations.
GALLERY SPECIALISTS (WE ARE NOT CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW VOLUNTEERS)
The Gallery Specialists Program trains museum guides to conduct adult and school tours throughout the Museum. On-site trainings and at home study sessions are required. Skills needed include public speaking, the ability to retain information, and the self-motivation to learn and research education topics.
SUMMER LEARNING INSTITUTE (Must be at least 14 years old to volunteer)
This is a temporary volunteer position that assists the Education Department and SLI Teachers with supervising children between the ages of 4-13. Must be willing to work with children.