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When

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

Where

1945 SE Water AvenuePortland, OR 97214

About

Position Summary: Science Educator Volunteers help visitors explore and learn in one of OMSI’s interactive exhibit halls or labs: Early Childhood Education, Earth Science, Life Science, Chemistry, Physics, Laser Lab, Food Science, Design Lab, and Featured Exhibits.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from exhibits and lab activities.
  • Present science demonstrations to visitors.
  • Help young children to explore science through hands-on art projects and activities.
  • Assist with maintenance of the hall and lab, including opening and closing procedures.
  • Answer visitor questions and provide other information about the museum.
  • Assume other duties as assigned by the Educators.

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Committed to sharing accurate science information.
  • Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a noisy and crowded environment.
  • Able to communicate effectively with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.
  • Able to provide excellent customer service.
  • Must present a professional appearance.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Self-directed and willing to take initiative.
  • Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Training and a lifelong learning experience.
  • Admission for the volunteer to the museum, theater and planetarium shows, and submarine tours.
  • An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service
  • Discounts in the OMSI Science Store and on-site restaurants.
  • The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about OMSI

Skills

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • People Skills

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours or more per month

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