The Museum Apprentice Program (MAP) is a FREE school-year program that provides high school students with unique and exciting volunteer opportunities. During this program, students work on projects related to the museum field, education, oral histories, living history, documentary making and public service. Students who join MAP will learn about exhibit design, practice presentation and teaching techniques, and delve into aviation and space related topics.

This experience allows students to gain on-the-job work skills and receive personal references for future jobs and/or schooling. MAP provides the opportunity to fulfill high school community service credits, serve the community and promote The Museum of Flight's mission. It also gives them a chance to be creative, meet and work with students from other schools, get a behind-the-scenes look at the Museum in action and most of all, have fun!

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

Absences are permitted with prior notice. Apprentices that do not have prior approval for extended absences may be dropped from the program.

For more information, contact 206-768-7182 or

Training & Requirements

As an introduction to the program, all students must complete an 8-hour training course and attend an initial orientation session.

Apprentice Requirements:

  • You must have the ability to behave professionally.
  • You must be able to efficiently work within a team.
  • You must be able to organize your time and follow through on projects.
  • You must attend weekly Thursday meetings from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.
  • You will need to complete at least 30 volunteer hours over the period of a year.

Availability & Price

This program is offered to students in 9th – 12th grade.

  • Apprenticeship FREE

Getting Involved

MAP is not currently accepting applications - applications for the MAP 2020-2021 Program Year will open in Summer 2020.

To apply for the Museum Apprentice Program, fill out the application below and fax it to 206-764-5707 or mail it to:

The Museum of Flight
Attn: Museum Apprentice Program
9404 East Marginal Way South
Seattle, WA 98108

Download MAP Application