Spend Time With MOSH
Are you looking for a more fulfilling way to spend your free time? At a place where you can give back to the community?
Join MOSH’s volunteer family. With volunteer opportunities in administration, education, exhibits, natural science and visitor services, we’re sure to have the perfect place to utilize your talents and fulfill your interests.
NOTE: MOSH is no longer able to host Court Mandated Community Service. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Adult Volunteer Positions
Curatorial Assistants work in MOSH’s three non-living collections; History, Natural Science, and MOSH Archives. Depending on the interests and experiences of the volunteer, duties may include cataloguing, inventory, and scanning. No previous experience working with collections is necessary. Volunteers working with the collections should have great attention to detail, be willing to sit for extended periods of time, and show a love of learning. Hours are M-F 9:00-5:00.
Animal husbandry Assistants can gain experience and knowledge of animal care and husbandry as well as informal education practices. Working with animals can be a labor intensive job. Volunteers should be prepared for manual labor, working with chemicals (such as bleach), animal handling, and outdoor work. Additionally, volunteers should expect to spend the majority of their time on their feet. This position is available seven days a week.
FNC Ambassadors will be called on to help facilitate guests experiences in the Florida Naturalist’s Center and at the Vystar Touch Tank. These volunteers will serve as an educational resource to the museum’s visitors by helping teach guests about the various animals in MOSH’s living collection. In addition volunteers will aid the Naturalists staff in managing the exhibit spaces and crowds during busy attendance times. FNC Ambassadors should be enthusiastic and ready to interact with the public. Volunteers should expect to spend the majority of their time on their feet. This position is available seven days a week.
MOSH Ambassadors are part of the museum’s outreach and off-site team, and will travel along with MOSH staff to various events in the community to represent the museum. This can include events for Duval County School Board, One Spark, Jax-4-Kids Summer Camp Fair and more. These volunteers should be comfortable working with the public and speaking about the museum. Hours vary based on the event, but MOSH attends events 7 days a week, so there are lots of opportunities! Hours are available seven days per week (subject to event schedule).
Exhibits Volunteers are the group that help keep MOSH looking beautiful and working perfectly. This position is for individuals who are interested in doing hands on tasks, and working in a more behind the scenes role. Tasks include painting, light cleaning, and assisting exhibits staff with ongoing projects. Hours are M-F 9-5.
Community Education Volunteers assist our education department with all non-school education programs. This can include pre-K days, MOSH After Dark programs, Family Days and Special events. These volunteers will assist with setup and running activities during events, as well as helping to greet and guide guests during events. Hours are typically M-SAT 9-4.
Special Events Volunteers provide support to all of the special events that MOSH hosts, including exhibit openings, Bella Luna (MOSH’s Valentine’s event), community events and museum rentals. These volunteers will greet and direct guests, assist staff with bartending, seating guests for speakers and working event check-in. Hours vary with the events schedule, but typical hours are Fri-Sun 4PM – 11PM.
View the Volunteer Handbook Here.
Adult Volunteer Form