BRING OUT YOUR INNER SCIENTIST: BECOME A Q?RIUS VOLUNTEER!

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Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

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OVERVIEW:

Share your passion for science and nature!

We are seeking curious and energetic lifelong learners to engage the Museum's diverse audiences in relevant conversations about the natural world and our relationship with it in our Q?rius venue.

Volunteers use the Museum's unique resources, objects, science experts, and scientific equipment to make personal connections with visitors in Q?rius: the Coralyn W. Whitney Center.

Q?rius brings the Museum's collections, scientists, and reach out from behind-the-scenes and within your reach.

We invite you to join our team and use thousands of authentic Museum objects and specially designed activities to enhance a visitor's science awareness.

REQUIRED SKILLS & ABILITIES:

18 and older

Must pass a Smithsonian Background check

Must attend all training and orientation dates

Must volunteer 8 hours per month/96 hours per year

Must attend pre-shift meetings at 9:45am and 1:15pm

SCHEDULING REQUIREMENTS:

1 year commitment at 96 hours (8 hours per month). Shifts are 7-days per week from 9:45am-1:45pm and 1:15-5:15pm

Weekday availability preferred 9:45am-1:45pm and 1:15pm-5:15pm. Weekend shifts are available as well.

TRAINING:

Must attend 3 training days: Saturday, 3/7, Sunday 3/8 and Sunday, 3/15 from 10am-5pm

Must attend 1 Museum orientation on Sunday from 10am-1pm: 2/23, 3/1 or 4/5


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About Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History

Location:

10th and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20560, US

Mission Statement

The NMNH Volunteer Program is a recognized, integral part of the staff at the National Museum of Natural History community. NMNH volunteers are key to engaging the Museum’s diverse visitor audience in natural history and collaborating with Museum staff on research initiatives as peers.

Description

The Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History is one of the world's great museums of natural and cultural history, building on nearly a century of research into our changing earth and its climate; the evolutionary history of plants and animals, and human origins, diversity, and culture. The Museum's research environment features incomparable collections of nearly 130 million specimens of plants and animals, fossils, minerals, rocks, meteorites, and human artifacts from world-wide locations. The collections form a foundation from which are built inextricably strong connections between research, exhibits, outreach and education. More than seven million people visit the Museum annually, where they have an opportunity to participate in a variety of exciting, exhibit-based, educational experiences that are facilitated by volunteers. Volunteers also support researchers, scientists, collections managers and other experts behind-the-scenes.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

National Museum of Natural History10th & Constitution Avenue, NWWashington, DC 20013

(38.900,-77.040)
 

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • General Education

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 96 hours per year
  • One year commitment to the program

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