Volunteer

The museum relies on the dedication and commitment of volunteers to help in a multitude of ways. We offer a wide range of opportunities listed below that are subject to availability and applicant’s qualifications. Training is provided by staff.

As an active volunteer you will receive the following benefits:

• Free admission to the Guggenheim Museum for you and your guests (2–4)
• Invitations to selected Guggenheim openings
• Admission to Guggenheim Museum public programs, when available
• Liberal discounts in the Guggenheim Store and Cafe
• Free admission to most museums in New York

 

WAYS TO VOLUNTEER

Visitor Experience Surveys
Collect visitor feedback that contributes to the development of future museum initiatives. Visitor experience surveys are conducted daily, providing the museum with general demographic information, as well as visitor perceptions on a range of topics.

Surveys aim to be direct and visitor-friendly. If you are interested in facilitating interactions from a global audience, please fill out the Visitor Services volunteer application form and send to vsvolunteer@guggenheim.org, along with your resume. A minimum commitment of one year is required.

Information Volunteer
The information volunteer serves as an ambassador of the museum, answering visitor questions pertaining to the Frank Lloyd Wright architecture, all permanent and temporary exhibitions, museum programs, and general inquiries about New York City. Information volunteers work alongside Visitor Services staff at a highly visible location on the Rotunda floor, once a week for a minimum of three hours.

If you are interested in enriching the visitor experience at the museum, please fill out the Visitor Services volunteer application form and send to vsvolunteer@guggenheim.org, along with your resume. A minimum commitment of one year is required.

Teen Volunteer
We are looking for energetic, outgoing, and articulate high school students to volunteer on weekends. Guggenheim Teen Volunteers assist adult staff and volunteers in our weekend Family Programs. Assignments include being a liaison for families in the lobby at our Family Programs Kiosk and facilitating gallery activities in our Just Drop In! programs.

Being a Teen Volunteer is great for fulfilling community service requirements, resume-building, and college applications. Please send a resume and statement of interest to teenvolunteers@guggenheim.org. Write “Teen Volunteer” in the subject line.

Deadlines to Apply
Summer Corps (June, July, and August commitment): April 24
Academic Year (September through May commitment): July 24

Aye Simon Reading Room
Assist museum visitors in the Reading Room designed by Richard Meier, located on the second ramp in the Frank Lloyd Wright–designed building. Books and catalogues are available on current and past exhibitions, the permanent collection, artists, and the architecture of the building. A once-a-week commitment is required. Daily shifts are from 10 am–12:30 pm, 12:30–3 pm and 3–5:30 pm. The museum is closed on Thursday.

Please contact ayesimon@guggenheim.org.

Artist’s Assistant
Volunteer one day a week to participate in a well-regarded art program for children in NYC public elementary schools which is managed by the Guggenheim’s Education department. Volunteer responsibilities include assisting a teaching artist to conduct curriculum-based art workshops, monitoring art supplies, encouraging students one-on-one or in small groups, assisting with image and content research, hanging in-school student art exhibitions, and staffing LTA events, including Family Days. Volunteer applicants will be considered on a rolling basis but are encouraged to apply in early September. Please submit resume with application. One academic year (September to May), once a week commitment is required. Monday through Friday only.

For more information visit: www.guggenheim.org/lta.

 
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Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue
(at 89th Street)
New York, NY 10128-0173
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Children under 12 Free
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