Youth Advisory Board (YAB) members directly influence teen programming at the Museum of Pop Culture, collaborating with local musicians, artists, and community groups and promoting teen programs such as Sound Off! MoPOP’s 21 and under battle of the bands. In addition, youth create original content for The Soundboard and YAB Instagram, online social networks devoted to the all-ages music scene and actively contribute to MoPOP events and exhibit openings. 


  • Collaborate with local musicians, artists, and community groups
  • Promote, screen, and discuss Sound Off! submissions
  • Assist at events like Bumbershoot, Sound Off!, and more
  • Plan annual teen night at the museum
  • Curate YAB-specific gallery at MoPOP
  • Develop MoPOP's youth voice and reach out to other teenagers in the community
  • Help showcase MoPOP programs to the greater Seattle community
  • Get an inside peek at museum exhibits and special events
  • Participate and network on MoPOP's online community devoted to the NW's all-ages music and arts scene
  • Actively contribute to events, assisting at exhibit openings, developing relationships with MoPOP staff 
  • Receive opportunities for internships or paid summer employment

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Program: First & third Wednesdays of each month, plus some evening/weekend commitments.

Open to high school students.

This is a fairly detailed application and will take between 15-45 minutes to complete. You will be asked to submit your contact information, parent/guardian/emergency contact information, references, and a few short answer questions. Please take your time. We recommend you complete your application all in one sitting, but if you begin your application and save it as a draft, you will need to go to the YAB site and click 'apply' to access your saved draft. It might help you to answer the questions first in a separate document and then copy and paste into the application when you are ready. 

Application Questions (400 words max):

  • Why do you want to become a YAB member? 
  • What aspects of pop culture excite you the most?
  • What excites you most about community and collaboration?
  • What are you hoping to get out of the program?
  • YAB meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 5:30pm-7:30pm. Provide information on your other commitments and if you can commit to the YAB schedule.

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If you have any questions or concerns, please email:

Youth Advisory Board