Education  »  Teen Volunteer Program

The Curtiss Museum Teen Volunteers will assist in various museum departments, including education, store management, archival, and curatorial. Teens will also be able to help with after hour and weekend special events and programming. Teens may also have the chance to develop and/or assist in researching a new exhibit, special event, or educational program. 

The program begins at the start of summer and continues through to the start of school/our annual Wings and Wheels celebration in mid-September.

This program provides teens with a safe, creative environment for out-of-school hours and resume-quality job experience, while the museum gains the benefit of formally trained summer programming assistants.

You can download an application by clicking here. The application deadline for summer 2019 is July 3rd. 

Goals of the Program

  • To develop Teen Volunteers’ critical thinking, leadership, customer service, and job skills
  • To increase Teen Volunteers’ exposure to local and national history and the STEM field
  • To empower the Teen Volunteer to become role models and share their talents with the community

The applicant must be:

  • A student currently in 9th-12th grade
  • A student interested in museums, history, aviation, and/or working with children

Time Requirements

  • The Teen Volunteer Summer Program will run from July 10-August 28
  • Wednesday afternoons in July and August, from approximately 1:00-4:00
  • Assisting with after hour and weekend special events/programming is optional

For More Information

  • Contact Makenzie Witter, Education and Public Programming Manager, at 607-569-7058 or