Assistant, in SciLab

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Maryland Science Center

  • 57 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

Training: 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.

(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.

Minimum Commitment: Two 4-hour shifts per month, no matter the time of year.

Visit for more information and to get a volunteer application. 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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601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230



  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service


  • 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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