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The Skirball Volunteer Program is currently accepting applications!

The Skirball Cultural Center seeks friendly, outgoing, and motivated teens to join the Skirball Teen Volunteer Program. By participating in this volunteer program, teens gain community service credit, professional experience in a museum setting, exposure to arts and cultural events, and the chance to work alongside museum staff and other teens from around Los Angeles. Participants are also invited to attend Skirball film screenings, concerts, lectures, and other enriching, fun-filled Skirball public programs for free!


  • Skirball Teen Volunteer Program members must be a current student in grades 9–12.
  • The minimum commitment of time is eight hours a month for at least six months.
  • Teens are responsible for their own transportation to and from the Skirball.


Throughout the six-month commitment, teens are trained to take on a range of duties that involve preparing materials for assorted family programs and working with families with young children in a variety of settings, including the following:

Training and Volunteer Schedule

Teen applicants are contacted to schedule a brief interview and, if accepted, participate in a training session. Specific time slots for the jobs described above depend on availability and on the Skirball's programming schedules.

Teen Council

After completing 30 hours of service, teen volunteers are eligible to apply for the Teen Council. The Teen Council provides teen volunteers with an opportunity to build a sense of community and connect with the exhibitions and mission of the Skirball in a deeper way. This five-to-ten-person council meets regularly to produce exciting evening programs for teenagers at the Skirball. Please email for more information.