Museum Ambassadors

This award-winning outreach program is offered to San Francisco 3rd-5th grade classes. Teen student ambassadors from San Francisco Unified High Schools offer facilitated classroom visits and facilitated gallery tours to all San Francisco 3rd-5th grade student who attend public, private or parochial schools.

The Museum Ambassador Program is a two-part program. Teen Museum Ambassadors will visit classrooms or community centers to introduce a special exhibition or a part of the permanent collection with an interactive art activity. After the classroom visit students are invited to visit the de Young Museum for a tour given by the Museum Ambassadors. Interested teachers or group leaders should submit an online reservation form. This academic year the program will focus on the Art of the Ancient Americas collection at the de Young.

Become a Teen Museum Ambassador!

The Museum Ambassadors are recruited twice a year: Applications are available in September for the academic year program and in March/April for the summer program. Ambassadors are paid minimum wage. Museum Ambassadors are paid for training hours and for the presentations and tours offered to students. Please email the email below to receive the application. Applications are due Monday, September 12, 2016 at 5pm .

SFUSD high school students interested in the summer program should email or call 415.750.3520

Schedule a Community Presentation and Tour

Click here to schedule a reservation.


The Museum Ambassador Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Pam Earing and Jeff Thomas, Gap Inc., Dr. Jessica and Jeffrey Gaynor, Crescent Porter Hale Foundation, Kimball Foundation, the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Garland M. Lasater III, Mr. and Mrs. Gary M. Lauder, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew McKnight, Mr. and Mrs. Jason E. Moment, Sato Foundation, Diane B. Wilsey, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.