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 [email protected], or call 718.204.7088 ext. 205.