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MOHAI Youth Advisors


MOHAI values teens’ voices! MYA is a place for high school students to investigate, explore, and be empowered to create a more teen-friendly museum. At the same time, MYA gives teens access to museum professionals and adult mentors, and helps them connect with their local history. Get involved with Seattle’s cultural and historical community!

MOHAI looks for creative and motivated teens that are interested in history and community engagement to join MOHAI’s Youth Advisors (MYA). This team of ten high school students, ages 14-18 meet regularly from January-June to help research, collaborate, and be empowered to create a more teen-friendly museum. Members of MYA are paid a monthly honorarium and will be responsible for planning and implementing a culminating event at MOHAI.

MYA is a powerful way to help guide the museum in what teens want and need. They develop and plan exclusive events for teens and make the museum more welcoming for their peers.

What is MYA?

MYA meets twice a month, getting a behind-the-scenes look at the museum, and planning events and opportunities for teens at MOHAI.

Who can participate?

MOHAI looks for creative and motivated teens that are passionate about history and community to get involved, connect, and have an impact at the museum. The program lasts from January–June, and applicants must be must be high school students between the ages of 14-18.

What are the requirements?

Active participation in MYA meetings and events throughout the year (January–June) is required. Meetings are held twice a month on Thursday evenings, 5–7 pm, except for the first meeting, which is 3 hours long, 5–8 pm. Assignments and projects require an additional, independent time commitment outside of regular meeting hours.

Is MYA a paid position?

Yes—each member receives an honorarium of $75 per month ($450 total) for their participation.

How does the application process work?

The MYA application process is competitive. MYA applicants are primarily evaluated by their short essay responses, then through a selective phone interview process.

Click here to contact the Education Department with any questions.

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