The National Aviary is closed today, February 20, due to inclement weather.

The National Aviary is closed today, February 20, due to inclement weather.

Admissions Clerk

The Admissions Clerk works with Visitor Services staff to greet visitors and assist with ticketing and gift shop purchases.

This position is ongoing.

Days needed:             ALL

Number of hours required: 4+ hours per day, minimum of 8 hours per month

Specific time/ shift  required:   9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Volunteer responsibilities:

  • Greet guests and complete the check in process.
  • Utilize the Point of Sale system efficiently for admission, merchandising and scheduling.
  • Promote memberships and our education programs.
  • Straighten, maintain and replace merchandise sold in the gift shop.
  • Answer the phone.


  • Must be highly professional, respectful and responsive when interacting with visitors and colleagues.
  • Good verbal communication skills.
  • Well organized, with both time management and multi-tasking skills.
  • Works well on a team and is adaptable to a constantly changing work environment.


  • Be at least 18 years old.
  • Submit an online application
  • Participate in a 20-30 minute interview.
  • Have a clear criminal background check and child abuse history.
  • Submit for FBI fingerprinting or sign waiver if eligible.
  • Have reliable and convenient internet access.
  • Enjoy interacting with the general public.
  • Attend new Volunteer Orientation.
  • Attend at least six (6) of 12 Saturday monthly meetings per year.
  • Commit to a minimum of 100 hours of service per year. (This equals two four-hour shift per month.)
  • Commit to a regular monthly schedule.


Acceptance in to the program is based on your interview, availability and compatibility of interests.