If you love art like we do, then we want to hear from you.

MOCA is looking for creative, personable, go-getters to help us with our day to day operations and beyond. Get behind-the-scenes access to MOCA and share your love and enthusiasm for art with others. Volunteer at the museum and you can become part of our mission to connect people through the art and ideas of our time.

As a volunteer, you’ll place yourself in Cleveland’s cutting edge cultural scene, experience amazing art, attend engaging events, meet interesting people, and learn marketable skills. Volunteers will have the opportunity to work in a variety of areas including visitor services, education, development/membership, security, events, and the Museum store. 

Daytime and evening hours are available on both a regular and on-call basis during the week and on the weekends.



Make someone's day with your vibrant personality. Greet visitors to MOCA and orient them to the building and visitor amenities. Be on hand to answer questions about current and upcoming exhibitions and programs and direct visitors to other area attractions. Requires a warm, professional public presence and excellent customer service skills; must be able to communicate clearly and effectively with staff, volunteers, and visitors and have the ability to stand/walk for 3 hours at a time. Required training provided by MOCA.

Duties also include answering general questions regarding MOCA’s Membership and Curatorial programs, and encouraging patrons to purchase new or renew existing membership’s onsite.

Minimum commitment: 3 hour shifts on a weekly basis; daytime, evening, and weekend hours available.

Help MOCA host premiere events and programs such as lectures, musical / theatrical performances, and exhibition opening celebrations. Depending on your strengths and interests, there is a volunteer position for you. Greet guests, take tickets, usher, check coats, gallery attendant, and assist staff with setup. Physical requirements may include standing for extended periods and lifting up to 25 lbs.
In addition, the planning, marketing, and implementation of MOCA programs play a critical role in the success of an event. Become part of the energetic team that turns a program manager’s vision into reality. Tasks include setting up chairs, tables, AV equipment, and handing out flyers/posters around the community. Physical requirements may include standing for extended periods of time and lifting up to 25 lbs.
Minimum commitment: One event per month; evenings and weekends.

Get a behind the scenes peek of the Museum, while expanding your professional skills. Administrative volunteers will work closely with members of the development office to provide general office assistance with filing, mailings, research projects and data entry.

Minimum commitment: a set weekly schedule or on-call projects can be arranged.


Immediate benefits of becoming a volunteer:

  • Free admission to exhibitions
  • One guest pass per season
  • 10% discount in the store 
After 9 hours over a period of 3 months or 3 events benefit eligibility includes: 
  • 20% discount in the store 
  • Annual volunteer recognition event
After 72 service hours per calendar year benefit eligibility includes:
  • Hourly based reward programs (Top 3 volunteers with the most service hours receive additional recognition) 
  • One year MOCA Individual membership

Fill out an application today. Applicants must be 16 years and older.

For more information please contact Susie Underwood, Visitor Engagement Manager at sunderwood@mocacleveland.org