Adult Volunteer Program
Are you looking for a more fulfilling way to spend your free time? Join MOSH’s Adult Volunteer Program. Adult Volunteers are a dedicated group of adults who have a passion for working in an educational setting and have a strong desire to support the Museum. Volunteers play
a big role in supporting the Museum’s operations and programming, and will have the opportunity to go behind the scenes to assist in the day-to-day operations of the Museum.
Adult Volunteers are placed in positions that match their skills and interests while fulfilling Museum needs.
Community Engagement Manager
904.396.6674 ext. 234
Email Eduardo Santos
NOTE: MOSH is no longer able to host Court Mandated Community Service. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Adult Volunteer Positions
Curatorial Assistants work in MOSH’s three non-living collections: History, Natural Science, and MOSH Archives. Depending on the interests and experiences of the volunteer, duties may include cataloguing, inventory, and scanning. No previous experience working with collections is necessary. Volunteers working with the collections should have great attention to detail, be willing to sit for extended periods of time, and show a love of learning. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Animal Husbandry Assistant
Animal Husbandry Assistants can gain experience and knowledge of animal care and husbandry as well as informal education practices. Working with animals can be a labor-intensive job. Volunteers should be prepared for manual labor, working with chemicals (such as bleach), animal handling, and outdoor work. Additionally, volunteers should expect to spend the majority of their time on their feet. This position is available seven days a week.
FNC Ambassadors will be called on to help facilitate guests’ experiences in the Florida Naturalist’s Center and at the VyStar Touch Tank. These volunteers will serve as an educational resource to the museum’s visitors by helping teach guests about the various animals in MOSH’s living collection. In addition, volunteers will aid the Naturalist’s Center staff in managing the exhibit spaces and crowds during busy attendance times. FNC Ambassadors should be enthusiastic and ready to interact with the public. Volunteers should expect to spend the majority of their time on their feet. This position is available seven days a week.
MOSH Ambassadors are part of the museum’s outreach and off-site team, and will travel along with MOSH staff to various events in the community to represent the museum. This can include events for the Duval County School Board, One Spark, Jax-4-Kids Summer Camp Fair, and more. These volunteers should be comfortable working with the public and speaking about the museum. Hours vary based on the event, but MOSH attends events seven days a week, so there are lots of opportunities! Hours are available seven days per week (subject to event schedule).
Exhibits Volunteers help keep MOSH looking beautiful and working perfectly. This position is for individuals who are interested in doing hands-on tasks, and working in a more behind-the-scenes role. Tasks include painting, light cleaning, and assisting exhibits staff with ongoing projects. Hours are Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Community Education Volunteers assist our education department with all non-school education programs. This can include pre-K days, MOSH After Dark programs, Family Days, and special events. These volunteers will assist with setup and running activities during events, as well as helping to greet and guide guests during events. Hours are typically M-SAT 9-4.
Special Events Volunteers provide support to all of the special events that MOSH hosts, including exhibit openings, Bella Luna (MOSH’s Valentine’s Day event), community events, and museum rentals. These volunteers greet and direct guests, assist staff with bartending, seat guests for speakers, and work event check-in. Hours vary with the events schedule, but typical hours are Friday through Sunday from 4 to 11 p.m.