Museum Apprentice Program

MAP Contact Info

For more information about the Museum Apprentice Program, contact us via email or by phone.


Phone: 206-768-7187

Program Audience(s): 

The Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) provides high school students with a unique and exciting volunteer opportunity.

All MAP participants complete a 12-hour training course on exhibit design, presentation techniques, and aviation history.  After the training class, participants choose one of three Apprentice Pathways for continuing a year-long (30-hour minimum) volunteer commitment to the Museum.

Audience: Students in grades 9 – 12
  • Weekly meetings are 2 hours
  • 12 hours of training (six two-hour classes or two six-hour classes)
  • At least 30 additional volunteer hours over a one-year period during weekly meeting held on Thursdays, 7-9pm.
Fee: None

Weekly meetings held on Thursdays, 7-9pm. Training and volunteer hours occur during these meetings. Weekends and special events are occasionally scheduled as needed.



The Exhibits Pathway:  Discovery Carts

Museum apprentices design interactive, educational presentations which are shared with Museum visitors during Free First Thursdays and on weekends. 


The Education Pathway:  Live Theater - Living History

Apprentices write and perform historical reenactments and theatrical pieces that add drama to the experience of Museum visitors.  Instruction in the dramatic arts and living-history practices is provided.  Performances are scheduled on First Thursdays, weekends, and during special events at the Museum.


The Curatorial Pathway:  Oral History Interview

Apprentices on this pathway record oral histories with aviation and aerospace pioneers.  The interviews become part of the Museum archives and may be used in exhibits and by researchers and historians.  Instruction in conducting historical research, personal interviews, and video production is provided.


The Museum Apprentice Program is sponsored by the Educational Legacy Fund.

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