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Volunteer FAQs


Volunteer Opportunities at The Morgan Library & Museum

How do I qualify to volunteer?
To qualify, applicants must be college graduates and, if currently enrolled in graduate or post-graduate programs, not seeking an internship. (Those seeking internships should refer to the internships page.) Candidates are expected to make a minimum of a one-year commitment; certain positions, such as docent, require a two-year minimum commitment.

Where do volunteers work?
Some volunteers work behind the scenes in curatorial and administrative roles. Other volunteers interact directly with the public, as docents, membership desk representatives and museum shop assistants.

Who are we looking for?
The Morgan seeks energetic and flexible volunteers who have a strong interest in the Morgan's collection of manuscripts, rare books, drawings, and ancient and other works of art. For public-facing positions, we look for individuals who have an outgoing personality and strong verbal communication skills. For many roles, basic computer skills—including familiarity with the Internet—are essential. In all cases, volunteers must understand that reliability is critical to their success.

How do I apply?
We welcome inquiries from qualified candidates. Please contact Jane Lattes, Director of Volunteer Services by phone at (212) 590-0327, or by . In your e-mail, please be sure to include your phone number and best times to reach you. Volunteers must submit an application form, résumé if one is available, and be willing to submit to a background check.

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