Become an essential part of SFMOMA.

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Volunteer Program

If you bring yourself to SFMOMA, it will bring you a new way of looking at the world.

Drew S.
SFMOMA volunteer

Help us bring our ambitious program of exhibitions and activities to the community. SFMOMA volunteers perform a variety of duties, from helping visitors find their way through our building to checking people in at events or assisting behind the scenes in our offices. Volunteer positions fall into four general categories: administrative support, onsite event and exhibition help, and private tours assistance.

SFMOMA’s passionate and generous volunteers are indispensable to achieving our goals as a museum. Join this group of talented individuals and contribute your time while gaining skills and a working knowledge of the museum world.

Candidates should be flexible and ready to assist wherever they are needed. A commitment of at least six months and availability to work at least one shift a month is required. Most shifts occur in the evenings and on weekends. Two new volunteer orientations are held each year. All volunteers must be 18 years or older.

If you’re interested in becoming an SFMOMA volunteer, please complete a volunteer profile by clicking on the “Browse Current Opportunities” button and registering for an account. We’ll be in touch to arrange next steps.

Volunteer benefits include:

  • Free admission to the museum, and the museums that SFMOMA is currently partnering with
  • Participation in special educational programs with today’s preeminent artists, curators, and thinkers
  • 10% Museum Store discount
  • Behind-the-scenes museum tours, including curatorial walkthroughs of new exhibitions
  • Use of the SFMOMA Library
  • Invitations to special activities and members-only previews
  • Tax deductions for transit and transportation expenses such as mileage, tolls, and parking
  • Meet and greet with other volunteers twice each month
  • Volunteer appreciation party in April

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Museum Guides

Every day, SFMOMA’s museum guides initiate dialogue, foster discovery, and open the eyes and minds of our visitors.