Museum Ambassador Program

Ambassadors
Students in grades 10 to 12 can apply to take part in a unique, year-long program. Offering a behind-the-scenes look into the 9/11 Memorial Museum, ambassadors examine artifacts from the Museum’s permanent collection and explore ongoing themes and issues raised by 9/11. With this foundation, ambassadors write artifact talks using best education practices and learn how to effectively present them to Museum visitors. In addition, ambassadors gain professional experience by helping with hands-on activities for young visitors and their caregivers.

After School Sessions
• Wednesdays 4:30 – 6:30 p.m.
• Sessions include presentations by guest speakers, artifact investigations, group discussions, museum education techniques, public speaking skills
• Topics covered include the design of the 9/11 Memorial, the building of the World Trade Center, what happened on 9/11 and in its aftermath, the repercussions of the attacks, and Al-Qaeda

Stipend 
• $1,000 stipend upon the successful completion of the program
• Program requirements include attending all after school sessions, six Saturday programs, and completing all homework assignments
• Travel expenses are covered

Applications
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will open this May.

Please email ambassadors@911memorial.org for more information. 

 


Senior Ambassadors
Students who have completed the ambassador program, and have adhered to the ambassador code of conduct, may be promoted to senior ambassadors. Completion of the ambassador program does not guarantee your promotion to senior ambassador.

Senior ambassadors continue to contribute to the educational mission of the 9/11 Memorial Museum by assisting with hands-on activities in the Education Center and presenting artifact talks in the Museum. Additionally, senior ambassadors act as mentors to new ambassadors.

Requirements
• At least two four-hour shifts in the Museum each month
• Six mentoring sessions with ambassadors on Wednesday afternoons during the academic year

Applications
Applications for the 2017-2018 school year will open this May.