Paid Part-Time Opportunities with the National Air and Space Museum

Posted in Undergrad Opportunities

Posted on 11/29/2023: The National Air and Space Museum is actively seeking part-time hires for the Explainers program, a unique opportunity to engage visitors with science content at one of the nation’s premier museums. Please see below for more information.

Role Description: 
Explainers are paid student educators who engage visitors with hands-on activity carts and interactive demonstrations on topics such as the forces of flight and the effects of space on the human body.

Explainers are expected to work a minimum of 15 hours per month but can work up to 39 hours per week. Scheduling is flexible according to your academic and extracurricular commitments, with shift opportunities seven days a week. Explainers can work at the location on the National Mall in Washington, DC, or at the Museum’s Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, Virginia.


  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be enrolled in a degree-granting program
  • Maintain a 2.7 GPA
  • Have good written and verbal communication skills
  • Be willing to attend ongoing training and conduct self-study

Applicants from all majors and academic backgrounds are encouraged. The most important thing is that you are interested in and excited about sharing aviation and space concepts.