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 people 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 MOSH.
Adult Volunteers are encouraged to sign up for a minimum of (2) four-hour shifts per month and are placed in positions that match their skills and interests while fulfilling Museum needs.
904.396.6674 ext. 227
Email Jasmine Turner
NOTE: MOSH is no longer able to host Court Mandated Community Service. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Adult Volunteer Positions
Curatorial Volunteers 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 collections should have great attention to detail, be willing to sit for extended periods of time, and show a love of learning. Shifts are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 5 p.m.
Naturalist Center Volunteers 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 and vinegar, animal handling and outdoor work. Additionally, volunteers should expect to spend the majority of their time in their feet. This position is available Monday through Saturday with shifts from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. or from 1 to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. only.
Exhibit Guide Volunteers offer a friendly face to museum guests and often assist with wayfinding and showtime questions. Volunteers in this role encourage guests to navigate and interact with traveling exhibits, are responsible for the supervision of exhibit spaces and may also help facilitate supplemental activities within the exhibit.
Public Programs & Special Events
Public Programs & Special Events Volunteers provide support for a wide variety of programs and events at MOSH including exhibit openings, MOSH After Dark, artist receptions, birthday parties and private museum rentals. Volunteers help with event set-up, greeting and directing guests/vendors, monitoring use of the facility and assisting museum staff with bartending. Hours vary with the programs and events schedule, but weekday and evening shifts are available in four-hour increments.