Teen Programs

Teens ages 17 and under receive FREE General Admission with a school ID.

Teen Advisory Board

The FAMSF Teen Advisory Board is composed of eight San Francisco high school students who work for the Museums and reach out to their community. Our teens see the museums as places to unite and support one another on behalf of important social issues. Every year they create a Teens Take Action! event inspired by the Museums’ collection or exhibitions. The event is a platform to make teen voices heard and empower teens to take action.

Teen Advisory Board Members are recruited in Spring to serve on the board. Applications will be available April 2018 on our webpage.

College interns (current and recent graduates) are recruited to support Teen Advisory Board Members with event planning and promotion. Applications will be available in Spring 2018 on our Employment page.

This is the story of last year's Teens Take Action! event, as told by the teens who made it happen.

Museum Ambassador Program

Teens from San Francisco Unified High Schools are hired to facilitate art projects to families in the museum and the community. Ambassadors receive minimum wage and are paid for their training in addition to their work shifts.

Teens are recruited twice a year:

  1. Summer (June–August) → Applications and job descriptions will be available on this webpage Monday, April 2nd through Sunday, April 22nd.
  2. Academic year (October–May) → Applications will open Fall 2018.

College interns (current and recent graduates) are recruited to support the program and train Ambassadors to become stronger educators. Applications will be available in Spring 2018 for Summer 2018 on our Employment page.

To learn more, please contact us at museumambassadors@famsf.org or 415.750.3520.

Upcoming Teen Events

Sunday, March 25th – "All the Women in My Family Sing:" Poetry, Spoken Word, and Book Signing, 2–3 pm

Join editor Deborah Santana and contributing authors in presentations from the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing (Nothing But The Truth Publishing, 2018). In this dynamic event, the authors will read from their essays, answer questions, and sign books. Speakers include Belva Davis (author of Not in My Wildest Dreams: A Black Woman’s Life in Journalism), Natalie Baszile (author of Queen Sugar), and Nashormeh Lindo (artist and educator). This is an intergenerational event. We encourage teens and their families to stop by our teen programs table for a free button or tattoo.


The Museum Ambassadors Program is made possible with support from Bank of America, de Youngsters, Kimball Foundation, The Links, Inc., the Marilyn Langer Memorial Fund, the Michael M. Peacock Foundation, Ross Auxiliary of the Fine Arts Museums, The Sato Foundation, The Trociuk Family, the Walter S. Johnson Foundation, Wells Fargo, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.