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Volunteering

Volunteering at MoMA

Join the MoMA Volunteer Program and contribute to MoMA’s mission to inspire and engage! Connect with other art enthusiasts, share your knowledge, and become a part of our community.

MoMA volunteers are an essential and valued part of the Museum’s operation, providing daily support to our educational programs and the Visitor Engagement team. As a MoMA volunteer you will not only have the opportunity to see how a major art museum creates a remarkable experience, you’ll also play a special role by helping visitors discover something new each time they come to the Museum.

Volunteer positions are varied and flexible. We ask that all incoming volunteers commit to at least six months of service and be available to perform at least one shift per month.

Application process

To apply to the MoMA Volunteer Program, please complete our online application form. If you have any questions about our program or require assistance with the application process, please send an email to [email protected].

There are no current volunteer openings at MoMA, but we are still accepting applications for the future. We will be in touch with more information when an opening becomes available. Candidates will be accepted into our program based on their availability, enthusiasm for MoMA’s mission, and potential to make a positive impact on our community.

Ideal candidates should possess an appreciation for art, a genuine interest in engaging with the public, keen attention to detail, and a positive attitude. MoMA volunteers are proactive, adaptable, and understand that reliability is key. All applicants must be fully iPad proficient.

Volunteering at MoMA PS1

Warm Up Volunteer

MoMA PS1 seeks hard-working and energetic volunteers for its annual Warm Up summer music series. Ideal applicant is punctual, friendly, articulate, extremely outgoing, comfortable with large crowds and festive atmospheres, and possess physical stamina (as most of the shift will be spent outdoors with long periods of standing, walking, and moderate lifting.) Assists with various aspects of the event, including staffing information tables and providing details about MoMA PS1, The Young Architects Program, and Warm Up to visitors; front-of-house support, including line management, ID verification, and assistance with guest list; encouraging visitors to sign up for the MoMA PS1 email list; and staffing water stations and coat check.

To volunteer at Warm Up, please send a PDF to [email protected] containing:

  1. A résumé with two local references;
  2. A cover letter including brief answers to the following questions.
    Have you volunteered at Warm Up before?
    Do you have any prior volunteer and/or relevant experience, specifically at events? If so, please describe. What would you bring to the Warm Up team?
    Why do you want to volunteer at MoMA PS1?
    What do you hope to gain from the experience?

Please use “Warm Up Volunteer” as the subject line of your email.

More information

Requirements

Commitment of at least one shift for four Saturdays is required. Daily shifts are approximately four hours long and are organized accordingly: shift 1 runs 11:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.; shift 2 runs 3:00–7:00 p.m.; shift 3 runs 5:00–9:00 p.m. Some shifts are subject to change.

Benefits

Free admission tickets to select Warm Ups; free admission to The Museum of Modern Art and MoMA PS1; free admission to many other NYC cultural institutions; a 50% discount at the MoMA Store on MoMA-produced items and a 40% discount on non-MoMA produced items; free custom Warm Up volunteer T-shirt; and guest passes to Warm Up events.