Science Demonstrator - Chabot Space&Science Center


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

10000 Skyline BoulevardOakland, CA 94619

About

Position

Science demonstrators are outgoing volunteer representatives who facilitate conversations with our visitors through hands-on, table top or cart-based science activities. Activities are simple to learn and highly engaging.

Responsibilities

  • Has an outgoing personality and passion for teaching visitors of all ages in science
  • Interacts with visitors using live science experiments and demos
  • Educates the public on the area of science their demo is demonstrating
  • Learns and uses many different demos covering a wide range of different areas of science
  • Possibly creates new live demonstrations and experiments to interactively educate our visitors in science
  • Encourages participation and conversation with and between visitors
  • Keeps activity materials organized, secure and updated as necessary

Training/Support

  • One Mentor session for Center overview and one Mentor session with an experienced demonstrator
  • Demonstration tutorials and resources available
  • Introduction to Front of House staff and floor managers
  • Self-guided center, exhibit and safety orientation, worksheets #1-3
  • Thorough review of the Volunteer Handbook, Chabot website and volunteer website
  • Preview the planetarium shows for reference
  • Enrichment Speakers (optional monthly educational workshops and lectures)
Requirements and Qualifications
  • Outgoing, friendly, welcoming and comfortable working with the public of all ages
  • Enjoy initiating conversation and approaching people in a positive and enthusiastic manner
  • Problem solving skills, self-starter, ability to handle most customer service situations in a satisfactory manner
  • Interest in education, teaching, early childhood development and/or science
  • Awareness and sensitivity in interacting with diverse populations
  • Actively promote Chabot’s mission and be a champion of the volunteer community
  • Self-directed and committed to assisting with a variety of needs
  • Always offer excellent customer service to our visitors. They are our GUESTS.

Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours each month for one year
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