Volunteers are a vital part of our institution
Without this special group of dedicated people, Cincinnati Museum Center would not be able to fulfill its mission to “inspire people of all ages to learn more about our world through science, regional history, and educational, engaging and meaningful experiences.”
Join us to find out about our current volunteer opportunities and how you can become part of our team! No prior volunteer experience is necessary—just enthusiasm and an avid interest in the activities and programs we offer. For more information, email or call (513) 287-7025.
- Being a part of a FANTASTIC Cincinnati Museum Center team.
- Becoming involved in an environment of life-long learning.
- Free admission to Duke Energy Children's Museum (when accompanied by a child)
- Free parking
- Flexible scheduling
- Discounts at food locations
- Invitations to select exhibit previews, special events and lectures
- Professional development, training opportunities and work experience
* Please note: for all positions, volunteers must attend a general orientation and participate in additional departmental training. Volunteers are provided with the necessary tools and resources to be a successful part of the Cincinnati Museum Center Volunteer Team.
Thank you for your interest in helping Cincinnati Museum Center provide quality services, programs and education for the community!
Current volunteer opportunities
Volunteer Play Expert
Volunteer Play Experts inspire play as a way to learn about the world through science, history, art, culture, health and real-life skill building. As Volunteer Play Experts, it is your task to be the heroes of Duke Energy Children’s Museum and beyond, by inspiring play within each of our exhibits. Play Experts will also assist staff in maintaining a safe, inclusive, environment for all guests and model professional conduct, clarity and respect for all individuals and diverse points of view.
Volunteer Holiday Greeter
We expect the grand reopening and holiday season to be one of the busiest we have had at Cincinnati Museum Center. This position helps welcome guests, answer questions and provide directions, so our guests can dive right in to the epic experience that awaits them.
Share your love of trains with visitors of all ages! Join us as a volunteer trainmaster during the exhibition of Holiday Junction, Featuring the Duke Energy Trains.
We are looking for individuals who:
Have a working knowledge of all scales of model trains
Are familiar with how to repair model trains
Have a flexible schedule
Are engaging and friendly
Being part of a fantastic Cincinnati Museum Center team
Free admission to museums and special exhibits
Discounts at the food court
Invitations to select exhibit previews, special events and lectures
Training opportunities and work experience
Making traditions in an environment of holiday joy
Guest and Member Services
Guest and Member Services Ambassador
Our Ambassadors embody the essence of superior customer service. From first impressions to farewells, this group of volunteers make a positive and lasting impression on our visitors. Individuals must be outgoing, friendly and possess the ability to communicate with groups of all sizes and abilities.
Duties include assisting with welcoming guests and school groups, answering questions and providing directional information, assisting with table accommodations during lunch time, scanning tickets, checking Member Passes and distributing promotional materials.
Shift times: Morning and afternoon shifts available, seven days a week during Museum hours
We'd like to recognize our current volunteers, listed below and sorted by years of service to CMC.
Jo Ann Rice
Mary Ann Robbe