Assistant, in SciLab

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Maryland Science Center

  • 53 people are interested

We will need SciLab Assistants on weekdays starting in late October, when our school field trips begin again in earnest!

Work in a laboratory-like environment. SciLab experiments are self-guided, so the SciLab Assistant will act primarily as a support person for guests, as they complete up to 5 different lab activities. (Activities change from time to time, but might include DNA extraction, chemical reactions, cell membranes.)


  • Introduce guests to SciLab and set them up at experiment stations

  • Answer questions and provide assistance as guests complete self-guided lab activities

  • Reset materials and equipment between groups, including (but not limited to) washing dishes and folding lab coats

  • Enforce SciLab rules and general lab safety practices

Required Skills:

  • Ability to be friendly but firm to ensure guest safety; at ease with people of all ages

  • Basic knowledge in biology and/or chemistry is helpful

Physical Requirements:

  • Some shifts may require extended periods of standing

Schedule: SCHOOL YEAR (October-June): 4-hour shifts available Tuesdays-Fridays, 10 AM-2 PM.
SUMMER (June-August): 4-hour shifts available Saturdays and Sundays, as well as some weekdays.

Volunteers must commit to at least once a month (or more) for 6 months (or more), no matter the time of year.

Training will be provided by SciLab staff, but the majority will happen on your first day of work, with additional training provided as various scenarios arise.

Please visit for more information and an application form. All volunteers must submit an application, and volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants (over the age of 18) must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.

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  • People Skills
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  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4-hour shift once a month or more, for 6 mos.

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