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Living and Working in Space Discovery Station

There are plenty of opportunities to help the Museum educate and inspire. Whether you lead children on a literary journey to Mars or engage visitors in a hands-on exploration of artifacts, your work could provoke a lifelong interest in aviation or space. Find out more about volunteering with the Museum's education team.

Museum Explainer with Young Visitor

Student Jobs — Explainers Program
Students interested in a paid position at the National Air and Space Museum are encouraged to apply for the Explainers Program. Explainers inspire life-long learners by connecting them to our iconic artifacts and stories about the science and technology that make innovation possible. The Explainers Program hires high school and college students to help visitors better understand the Museum's artifacts and exhibitions through hands-on programming. Explainers also engage visitors on the How Things Fly website. There's even the chance to teach people how to fly an airplane or operate a space shuttle toilet! Explainers can work at either the Museum in DC or at the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.