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Volunteer Opportunities

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Museum Apprentice Program.

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The Museum of Flight is always looking for skilled, motivated, dedicated employees and volunteers.

Select each item to see a full description of what each job would entail. Please contact us about volunteering if you have questions about these or any other possible opportunities.

To apply, please call Carol Thomson at 206.768.7179 or contact her online.

Currently, we are looking for the following volunteers:

  • Docents are an important resource at The Museum of Flight.  They are among the first people to directly interact with visitors.  Docents give tours, conduct aviation and space-related talks, and may be given the opportunity to present school programs.  Docents are stationed throughout the Museum to answer questions about the exhibits and artifacts.  Shift availability depends upon current needs.

    Eligibility:

    • Have excellent communication skills
    • Teaching or public speaking experience
    • The ability to work with diverse groups of children, adults, staff and volunteers
    • Be able to accept supervision and evaluation of your volunteer work

     

    The next available class is scheduled in March of 2015. If you would like to be considered for the 2015 class, submit your application now.  You will be contacted in January for an interview. You can become involved in other volunteer positions while waiting to attend the docent class.  

     

     

     


             

     

  • Bring history to life creating new pieces or using pre-scripted pieces, historical re-enactments, and stage management skills. Any level of experience is welcome. Performances are scheduled for the Museum's peak times, mainly Thursday evenings and weekend days.

    For more information visit the Amazing Skies Theater.

  • The museum's scheduling office is in need of two volunteers to assist in the office. Duties include answering the telephone/questions, taking messages, and filing and copying materials.  Other duties may include typing, preparing mail to be sent and putting together education information kits, pre-visit packets and confirmation packets with the confirmation letters.  Volunteers must possess polite telephone etiquette. The shift is at least four hours. Available days are Thursdays and Fridays.

    Training will be provided.

  • Airpark Hosts rotate among Air Force One, Concorde, and the Space Shuttle Trainer to provide customer service. Starting in September the number one 747 will be added for touring. Additional volunteers are needed to provide customer service such as answering questions about these exhibits, taking count of visitors going inside and monitoring traffic flow. This is a great opportunity to meet people from all over the world and support four of the Museum’s most popular artifacts.

    Qualifications required are:
    People skills
    Customer service and/or events experience
    Able to work outdoors
    Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals
    Minimum age is 15 years

    Hosts must be able to handle stairs and a variety of weather. There are two shifts available - 10:00 to 1:30 and 1:15 to 5:00. Volunteers are especially needed on Saturday and Sunday.

    Responsibilities and Duties
    Greet and welcome visitors
    Engage visitors with aviation and space related topics
    Monitor traffic flow in planes
    Protect artifacts and keep food and drink out of them
    Provide excellent customer service

  • Purpose of Position
    Special Event Hosts work at private events scheduled in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and Airpark. Hosts engage event attendees and answer any questions they may have regarding the museum and its exhibits. Hosts will work with other volunteers staffing these areas during events.

    Responsibilities and Duties
    Greet and welcome visitors
    Engage visitors with aviation and space related topics
    Wear professional attire (business casual)
    Monitor traffic flow in planes
    Protect artifacts and keep food and drink out of them
    Provide excellent customer service

    Qualifications
    People skills
    Customer service and/or events experience
    Able to work outdoors
    Must be able to work with a diverse group of individuals
    Must be 21 or older

    Commitment Expected
    Special event hosts are needed throughout the year for special events in the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and Airpark. Volunteers are required to commit to at least one event every other month. Events are typically in the evenings and on the weekends.

    Training
    Onsite training will be provided, which includes but is not limited to, shadowing a current Airpark Interpreter, a tour of the Charles Simonyi Space Gallery and Airpark, and info packets.

    Physical Requirements and Safety Concerns
    Volunteers may need to lift no more than 45 lbs. on occasion. Volunteers must be aware of potential hazards in their surroundings. Volunteers may be subjected to inclement weather conditions, such as heavy rain and heat. Volunteers may have to sit/stand/walk for extended periods of time. Volunteers may need to work events up to five hours long, though breaks will be provided for long events. If an event is three or more hours long, volunteers will receive a 15 minute break.

    Other
    Volunteers should be prepared to dress for outdoor weather in all seasons. Volunteers will not be served food or drink at events, and will need to be comfortable in situations where others around them are eating and drinking. Special event hosts will report to the Airpark Educator/Lead.

  • Application Deadline: 09/27/2014

    A Gallery ambassador is a volunteer mixture position between concierge and security guard. The Museum places ambassadors at the entrance and in the Charles Simonyi Gallery. They encourage guests to learn about the museum while supervising the galleries to ensure the safety and preservation of the artifacts.
    Duties include:
    • Provide on-the-spot customer service to visitors
    • Provide welcoming, helpful, and friendly service to all visitors.
    • Direct visitors to admissions, store, etc., and other amenities as needed.
    • Stay knowledgeable of current exhibitions and events and be able to connect visitors to information they are seeking.

    Requirements:
    • Energetic, outgoing, and friendly individuals with an enthusiasm and interest in the Museum of Flight.
    • Ability to succeed in a crowded, noisy atmosphere.
    • Must be able to stand and/or walk for at least three hours at a time.
    • Skilled with interacting with the public, retaining a courteous manner at all times.
    • Speak fluent English; fluency in other languages is a plus!
    • Maintain a neat personal appearance and adhere to the preferred dress code.

  • Application Deadline: 09/27/2014

    The Access Guide provides interpretive tours and activities aboard and associated with the Space Trainer Crew Compartment and performs necessary work related to the tour experience and upkeep of the area.

    Some of the duties the Access Guide will perform are:
    Provide interpretive tours to groups ranging from 2 to 24 persons
    Provide quality customer service to visitors, and perform crowd management duties, acting as a ticket taker as needed
    Perform daily set-up, take down and cleaning of the exhibit
    Develop a complete and thorough understanding of the Crew Compartment and its subsystems
    Perform maintenance and administrative tasks as directed

    Volunteers must possess strong interpersonal communication, public speaking, and customer service skills; able to quickly master technical systems; be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule; self-directed and willing to take initiative