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 volunteer@cincymuseum.org or call (513) 287-7025.


Benefits include:

  • 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!

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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.

View the full description here.

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.

View the full description here.

Volunteer Trainmaster

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

Benefits include:
Being part of a fantastic Cincinnati Museum Center team
Free admission to museums and special exhibits
Free parking
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

Apply now >

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

Apply now >

Apply today

Click here to apply today. For more information, contact the Volunteer Services Office at (513) 287-7025 or volunteer@cincymuseum.org.

Internship information

Read more about current and upcoming internship opportunities.

The Team

We'd like to recognize our current volunteers, listed below and sorted by years of service to CMC.

35 Years

Al Adamson
Betty Adamson

25 Years

Wayne Gover
Mary Hinton
Kay Huber
Gene Kritsky
Jo Ann Rice
Chuck Whiting
Roger Zimmerer

20 Years

Bill Frank
Bev Hater
Don Lichtenberger
Lynn Peterson
Jerry Warner

15 Years

Carlton Brett
Guy Cameron
Tony Perzigian
Sarah Strassell
Robert Stuebing
Serena Tsuang

10 Years

Loree Celebrezze
Carol Christopherson
Jim Churchill
Susan Crossland
Germaine Hale
Debra Hausrath
Barbara Jennings
Mike Lawrence
Janet Lockwood
Sue Lohbeck
Carol Morgenthal
Jim Pesta
Alan Schwemlein
Bonnie Strassell
Phyllis Uffman
Mark Warner
Karen Ziegler

5 Years

Judy Biedenharn
Kay Bornemann
Dick Cline
Aaliyah Culberson
Jim Demetrion
Chuck Grosser
Diana Hengehold
Michelle Jones
Dennis Meyer
Paul Moss
Elizabeth O’Brien
Tom Pancero
Pat Parrott
Laura Proops
Mary Ann Robbe
Nicole Sanders
Vicki Shepherd
Ross Wharfield
Jack Williams