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Volunteer at the Museum of Science & History (MoSH)

Thank you for volunteering with the Museum of Science & History (MoSH)!

MoSH could not fulfill its mission or hope to realize its vision without the valuable work of our dedicated, focused, and hard-working volunteers. The volunteers at the Pink Palace, Lichterman Nature Center, and Historic Properties bring innovative ideas, positive energy, and a sense of dedication with them every day. You are an important part of MoSH. We thank you for contributing so much of your time and talent. You are greatly appreciated. 

Kevin Thompson, MoSH Executive Director

Be A Volunteer!

Are you interested in science, history, space, anthropology, or mammals?

Do you enjoy nature, animals, or plants?

Would you like to step back in time?

Are you a people person?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you should consider volunteering at the Museum of Science & History (MoSH).

View our Volunteer Policies here

Our Volunteers:

  • Meet People
  • Learn New Things
  • Help Others
  • Gain New Skills

Perks Include: 

  • Behind the scenes access
  • Previews of new exhibits
  • Training
  • Store Discounts
  • Museum Membership

To Become a Volunteer

E-mail Janie Paraham, Janie.paraham [at] memphistn [dot] gov to schedule an interview. To promote a safe work environment, criminal background checks are conducted on all adult applicants. All volunteers must adhere to the City of Memphis Respectful Workplace Policy.

Volunteer Opportunities

New Exhibit - The Machine Inside: Biomechanics

The Museum is seeking volunteers for its newest exhibit, The Machine Inside: Biomechanics. This engaging traveling exhibition from the Field Museum, takes you beyond the familiar surface of nature and deep into its invisible workings.  Volunteers Needed Tuesday- Sundays.

Volunteers will actively engage with visitors in this exhibit by guiding them through the gallery that houses 80 specimens, large scale videos, digital and mechanical interactives, and biomimicry innovations.

Volunteers will also:

Answer questions about the exhibit and the Museum.

Assist visitors with educational touch carts. 

Help ensure Museum is within CDC guidelines.

Ensure safety of visitors and gallery.

The volunteer position will require extended periods of standing and walking.


AutoZone Dome Sharpe Planetarium

Volunteers are needed Tuesday- Sunday to assist with planetarium shows, ensure safety of visitors and the planetarium, and to help prepare the planetarium between shows. The volunteer position will require extended periods of standing and walking.


For More Information

E-mail or call Janie Paraham at:

janie.paraham [at] memphistn [dot] gov