Science Demonstrator - Chabot Space&Science Center


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


10000 Skyline BoulevardOakland, CA 94619



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.


  • 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


  • 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.


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Requirements & Commitment

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