Museum Ambassadors

Please note: While applications may be submitted anytime, we are currently recruiting for a new class of Museum Ambassadors to start later this spring. We will contact all applicants when the dates for the next training class are solidified.

Museum Ambassadors at the American History Museum are a mobile source of information that helps bridge the gap between the Information Desks and the Docent programs. In 2015, our Museum Ambassadors helped over 100,000 people get the most out of their visits by welcoming groups, circulating throughout the Museum’s public zones to answer basic questions, and directing visitors to programs and exhibitions of interest. The Museum has employed the Ambassador corps to assist with special projects and events as needed which has expanded the role of these volunteers and grown the program. To learn more about what Museum ambassadors do, check out this blog!

If you enjoy . . .

  • making connections between exhibits and areas of interest.
  • interacting with diverse audiences, age groups and learning styles.
  • working in an often busy and changing environment.

If you have . . .

  • an interest in talking with diverse audiences and age groups.
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • an interest in history and communication.

If you can . . .

  • commit to a regular 2.5 hour shift once a week (weekday docents) or twice a month (weekend docents), including weekends and holidays.
  • handle frequent walking, standing, and talking.


To Apply

The Ambassador program has a flexible sign up system and is a great way to stay active and interact with the public.  So apply today by going to the Smithsonian’s Long-term Volunteer Opportunities page. For more information, contact Brianna Rossettie at 202-633-3553 or