EMP offers a wealth of volunteer opportunities to suit your interests. Welcome guests to the museum, act as a gallery tour guide, or assist in photo ops. Join others who are passionate about all things pop culture, learn about the museum’s ongoing exhibits and events, and receive free admission for yourself and a guest.

Multiple volunteer positions are available to suit individual interest and expertise. How can you help?

  • Guide visitors to their instrument of choice in EMP’s Sound Lab
  • Greet guests and help them navigate EMP’s unique Frank O. Gehry designed building
  • Tour visitors through exhibitions
  • Support guests with museum interactives
  • Help visitors snap the perfect shot with EMP photo ops
  • Offer support during special museum events like film screenings, exhibit openings, and concerts


  • Free admission to EMP Museum for yourself and a guest
  • Exclusive invitations to exhibition openings, all-staff meetings, and volunteer parties
  • Complimentary tickets to select EMP events
  • 25% discount at EMP Stores (must show volunteer badge)
  • $10 off an EMP membership


Complete the online EMP Volunteer Application. If you have any questions, please email volunteers@EMPmuseum.org or call 206-770-2750. Please contact us to request a paper application.

Two volunteer shifts are typically required per month (see position descriptions for details).

All EMP volunteers must successfully complete a background check.