Open Studio Volunteer



  • Greeting families and orienting them to the program
  • Working with families in the workshop space and the galleries
  • Distributing and cleaning up materials
  • Helping families with wayfinding and information as needed in the Museum.

Time Commitment

The first Sunday of every month; volunteers must commit to at least four of the six Open Studio sessions in a six-month period. Program is from 11am to 1pm; volunteers must arrive promptly at 9:30am, and stay until 2pm. This includes set-up and clean-up as well as a reflection meeting over lunch (provided).


The Open Studio Volunteer Program is conceived as a traning and discussion program as well as a volunteer opporunity for aspiring museum and art educators. The ideal candidate is an art or museum education master's candidate at a local university. Candidates must have experience working with children in an educational setting such as a school, camp, or museum. 


Open Studio volunteers recieve:

  • A volunteer identification card; generally, other museums honor these ID cards by allowing the card-holder free admission.
  • An invitation to an annual holiday reception at The Noguchi Museum.

To Apply

Please send or email a letter explaining your interest in the position; a resume or a list of relevant work experience; and the names, positions, and contact information of at least three references who can speak to relevant work experience. Please direct applications, and any questions, to, or call 718.204.7088 ext. 205.