Engaging visitors at Great Lakes Science Center


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


601 Erieside AvenueCleveland, OH 44114

Great Lakes Science Center located on the North Coast Harbor in Downtown Cleveland


Volunteers with the Visitor and School Engagement Department at the Great Lakes Science Center are trained to do the following tasks engaging the visitors in the museum’s galleries. These tasks are done in a rotation during the volunteer’s shift. Volunteers are required to work a minimum of one 4 hour shift per week for 3 month.

Group Greeting

Organized, friendly group greeters are essential to school group visits. Assisting students into the building, distributing wristbands, assisting teachers and giving directions ensure a seamless, comfortable visit for all age groups.

Exhibit Interpreter

Friendly, outgoing exhibit interpreters are an important part of the visitor experience in all the museum galleries like Bio Med Tech, NASA, Science Phenomena and the WM. G. Mather. Interacting with visitors of all ages, enhancing their understanding of concepts, and having fun, are what keep our visitors coming back. Also learn to use the Bridgeof Fire, one of our signature exhibits, as a way to charge up our audience!

Polymer Fun House

The Polymer Fun House is looking for fun, patient, outgoing attendants. This high-energy play area is designed for children under age 7, with a ball pond, bounce house, dress up area, and more!

Mobile Explorers

Show off your fun side to visitors with our themed cart activities. Choose a cart activity that suits your style (NASA, DNA, Bubbles, Robotics, Light, Cryogenics, and many more). Mobile Explorers are a great way to get visitors excited about what they will see on the museum floors.

Special Exhibition Interpreter

Each season brings to the ScienceCenternew and exciting traveling exhibitions. Use your expertise and passion to enhance the experience for each of our visitors. Interact with visitors within the exhibition, answer questions and conduct hands-on activities.

Science Demonstrations

Calling all showmen/women! Assist our staff with the many high energy demonstrations for school groups and the public. Learn how to use the Van de Graaff generator in the Electricity demonstration! Be prepared for excitement and fun!

Mather Facilitator

Learn the facts about the Great Lakes! A story of history, technology and innovation plus the importance of the Mather and similar ships to the development of great industries which built Cleveland and the nation (seasonal hours May-October)


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Robotics
  • Astronomy
  • General Education
  • Environmental Science

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • One 4 hour shift a week
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