• Volunteer

    Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Carnegie Hall as a Music Ambassador. We are currently not interviewing for future Music Ambassadors. Interested candidates, however, are welcome to apply, though applications will not be reviewed until August or September. Most of our volunteer opportunities occur during the concert season (approximately October through June).

    By volunteering at Carnegie Hall as a Music Ambassador, you help us to fulfill our vital mission of providing the transformative power of music to the widest possible audience. Music Ambassadors offer assistance to Carnegie Hall staff, audience members, and the general public in many different capacities.

    When you volunteer as a Music Ambassador, you not only get insider access to the world’s most famous concert hall, you also enjoy many great perks, including

    • complimentary tickets
    • access to exclusive events
    • discounts at the Carnegie Hall Shop
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  • Qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview in August or September.

    Our potential volunteer needs for the 2016–2017 season are in the following areas:

    Volunteer Opportunities

    Tour Guide (Docent)

    Carnegie Hall offers public walk-in and private booked tours during the concert season. Volunteer docents lead groups of up to 20 visitors on a one-hour walk through the Hall, providing insight into the Hall’s history and architecture. Individuals who are comfortable with school groups are particularly welcome.

    Hours: Flexible schedules with emphasis on morning availability for school groups

    Qualities Needed: Flexible; sense of humor; vocal and physical stamina; interest in music, history, and architecture; friendly and outgoing personality

    Information Desk

    Music Ambassadors stationed at the Information Desk in the Box Office lobby enhance the experience of visitors to Carnegie Hall by answering questions and pointing out amenities.

    Hours: Music Ambassadors are asked to volunteer for the same shift each week. Shift periods are generally Monday through Saturday, 11 AM–2 PM or 1:45–4:30 PM.

    Qualities Needed: Friendly and outgoing personality, detail oriented, interested in knowing Carnegie Hall programming, not adverse to cooler temperatures

    Staff Support

    Music Ambassadors who provide staff support assist with both short-term and ongoing projects within the administrative offices of Carnegie Hall. Typical tasks include mailings, organizing materials, and other general office support.

    Hours: Music Ambassadors who provide staff support assist with both short-term and ongoing projects within the administrative offices of Carnegie Hall. Typical tasks include mailings, organizing materials, and other general office support.

    Gift Shop

    The Shop at Carnegie Hall offers special items for sale to visitors, concertgoers, and tour groups. Merchandise includes CDs, DVDs, books, and branded merchandise.

    Hours: Music Ambassadors are asked to volunteer one or two shifts per week. Shift periods are flexible and usually occur in the afternoon and during evening concerts; morning shifts may also be available.
    Saturdays: 11 AM–2 PM; 2 PM–4:30 PM (or every other Saturday)
    Sundays: 11 AM–2 PM (every other Sunday)

    Qualities Needed: Should be computer literate and have an interest and/or experience in retail