Join the MOI family

Whether you prefer interacting with visitors or artifacts, we offer numerous fun and fulfilling ways to volunteer.

Even if you only have a few hours each month to give back, we have a place for you.

To apply, fill out the form below or stop by MOI to pick up a paper copy.
For more information, contact Amanda (208-522-1400 ext. 3009 or e-mail).

Positions available:

  • Gallery Attendant: help visitors to engage with exhibit, and guide them through assigned exhibit areas. Watch for the safety of visitors and museum property.
  • Docent: interact with visitors using hands-on, interactive materials at specific stations.
  • Safety and Security: secure the building and care for the safety of our artifacts and visitors.
  • Tour Guide Docent: lead scheduled tour groups in addition to docent work.
  • Store Volunteer: assist with front-desk and store operations, including cashiering and answering the main telephone line.
  • Education: support educational programs, staff the Children’s Discovery Room, and assist the Director of Education.
  • Curatorial: work with the Curator to identify, catalog, and inventory objects in our archives or collections.
  • Marketing & Distribution: help with production and delivery of marketing material.
  • Community Involvement: promote the museum and its programs at community events.
  • Exhibition: help load exhibits in and out during transition periods.
  • Other: got special skills or expertise? Let's talk about how to use them!

Note: all positions require training, and some require more than others.


  • Free admission to MOI anytime
  • Opportunities to earn extra tickets for family and friends
  • 10% off all merchandise in the Museum Store
  • Invitation to our annual Volunteer Appreciation Party
  • Letters of recommendation, upon request
  • Internship or class credit opportunities
  • Inclusion in a vibrant volunteer community


  • Be 18 or older
  • Commit to 3-4 hours per week or a special schedule as arranged with supervisor
  • Complete an interview
  • Agree to pass a background check
  • Attend required training sessions

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