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Please note: Proof of vaccination is required for all visitors ages 5 and older (with photo ID for adults), and everyone must wear face masks. Read all our guidelines for safety.

The Pauline K. Shaw Volunteer Program

Note: The Volunteer program is currently on hold.

MoMI offers opportunities for volunteers to gain exposure to Museum operations and get to know the MoMI community.

Responsibilities are mainly assigned on weekend days and Friday early evenings. Volunteers should be able to commit to a minimum of four hours per month over a six-month period. The average shift is four hours. Candidates should have an interest in MoMI and its programs, a flexible attitude, and an understanding that reliability is crucial.

Volunteers receive a complimentary year-long membership to the Museum, discounts at the Moving Image Store and Café, and invitations to special volunteer-only events.

Roles and responsibilities vary by shift and may include:

If you are interested in volunteering, please submit a resume and cover letter to

The Museum hosts group interviews on a regular basis. Qualified candidates will be contacted when the next interview session is scheduled.

Lobby Greeter

Greet and orient visitors; distribute program info; assist Visitor Services in checking coats and managing crowds; ensure program notes and handouts are well stocked; encourage visitors to sign up for Museum correspondence.

Membership Information Table

Answer visitor questions about Museum membership, and enroll new members.

Screenings and Events

Dispense tickets and program notes; greet visitors and answer questions about Museum screenings and programs; help seat visitors in the theaters.

Family Workshop Assistant

Help prepare materials and assist with group management prior to start of workshop; provide support to Museum educators during workshop; assist with clean-up.

*Note: some responsibilities require volunteers to stand for extended periods. Please indicate in your application if this is not tenable for you so alternate assignments can be made.

The Museum gratefully acknowledges Pauline Shaw, who developed and ran the Moving Image volunteer program after its building opened to the public in 1988.