Volunteer with us

The New Children’s Museum is proud to have a dedicated group of volunteers that support our mission. For more information and to apply, please e-mail: volunteers@thinkplaycreate.org.

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Opportunities

Administration

Duties: Volunteers provide administrative support in various capacities that play an integral part in the operations of The New Children’s Museum. Tasks can range from stuffing envelopes to doing data entry.

Qualifications: Volunteers in this department should have excellent communication skills, have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, be reliable and be comfortable working independently.

Art Studios

Duties: The Museum features numerous art studios on the Museum floor such as our Paint + Clay Patio, Tot Studio, Innovators Lab and Drop-in activities. Volunteers assist Museum Teaching Artists with preparing supplies, setting up and cleaning up studio spaces, directing visitors, and supporting Museum staff as needed.

Qualifications: Volunteers must be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages, not be afraid of getting messy and be comfortable working with various tools and art materials.

Greeter

Duties: Welcome guests to the Museum by acknowledging and greeting them, as well as letting them know we will be with them shortly. This person will also direct them to the next available cashier. Upon leaving, thank them for visiting.

Qualifications: Volunteers in this department should have good communication skills and very personable.

Parking Plaza

Duties: Direct guests from the elevator to the entrance of the building and direct visitors to additional parking when our lot is full.

Qualifications: Volunteers in this department should have good communication skills, comfortable with giving directions and be able to work independently.

Information Table

Duties: Help direct visitors to different areas of the Museum. Answer basic questions about the Museum and San Diego. This person will act as a concierge for the area. Knowledge of downtown San Diego a plus. Help direct tourists to local places to eat, play, etc.

Qualifications: Volunteers in this department should have excellent communication skills and be very personable. These volunteers must also be comfortable interacting with visitors of all ages.

spend your summer break with us!

Our summer camps will begin June 10! Campers spend the day participating in hands-on art-making activities, playing creative games and exploring the Museum’s interactive galleries. Registration is now open!