The Whitney’s volunteers contribute meaningfully to the Museum and its visitors while gaining valuable insight into the workings of a major arts institution. We’re seeking personable, energetic individuals to join our Volunteer Program. Apply today.
Candidates should be proactive, reliable individuals with excellent interpersonal skills. They must make a minimum six-month commitment and be available for at least two shifts each month, unless otherwise stated in the position requirements.
Applications are available for download below. Please return completed applications to firstname.lastname@example.org or:
Whitney Museum of American Art
99 Gansevoort Street
New York, NY 10014
Applications are accepted at all times, but opportunities to volunteer may be limited. Please check “Opportunities” at the right for the latest information on available volunteer positions.
A Whitney Ambassador is a knowledgeable and approachable Museum guide, stationed in the galleries during public hours. Ambassadors are attentive and responsive to visitor needs, eager to assist visitors with navigating the Museum’s amenities, public offerings, and spaces. Ambassadors play a critical role in providing our visitors a personalized and positive Museum experience.
Time requirements: shifts are two and a half hours. Weekday volunteers must commit to one shift per week; weekend and evening volunteers must commit to two shifts per month.
Skill requirements: engaging and open demeanor; genuine interest in our Museum visitors; willingness to take initiative; and physical stamina—most of shift will be spent standing and walking.
Open Studio Ambassador
An Open Studio Ambassador supports the families and children participating in Open Studio, a weekend drop-in artmaking program in the Museum's Hearst Artspace. The Open Studio Ambassadors greet families, assist program facilitators, and track attendance. Open Studio Ambassadors will also assist with program set-up, hand out materials, and clean up after the program. Open Studio Ambassadors play a key role in welcoming our family audiences to the Museum.
Time requirements: shifts are two and a half hours. Weekend volunteers must commit to two shifts per month.
Skills requirements: engaging and open demeanor; genuine interest in working with families and children; interest in Museum and arts education; willingness to take initiative; and physical stamina—most of the shift will be spent standing and walking.