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Volunteer at the Whitney


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.

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Applications are available for download below. Please return completed applications to or:

Volunteer Program
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. 

Whitney Ambassadors outside the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Timothy Schenck

Whitney Ambassadors outside the Whitney Museum of American Art. Photograph by Timothy Schenck


Whitney Ambassador
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. We are currently seeking individuals available for shifts from 11 am–1:30 pm or 1:30 pm–4 pm. 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.