Exhibits Prototyper and Fabricator


Cause Areas


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


601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230


Would you like to use wood, metal and plastic to prototype exhibits that visitors love to use? This position is similar to the "Exhibit Fabricator and Finisher," except we would be asking you to prototype and design exhibit components, in addition to fabricating the final products. This position requires more independence and more of a time commitment.


  • Help with exhibit fabrication and finishing (see "Exhibit Fabricator and Finisher" position for more detail)

  • Create simple machines and mechanisms that meet an extensive set of design criteria

  • Design and fabricate components that assist with exhibit shop operation and other Science Center operations

  • Use feedback from Science Center staff to refine designs

Required Skills: In addition to the skills required for the "Exhibit Fabricator and Finisher" this position also requires:

  • Ability to design and communicate ideas via 2D drawings or 3D models to museum staff

  • Experience with 3-axis mill and metal lathe helpful but not necessary

Training: Shop orientation provided by Exhibits Fabrications. There will be no shop tool safety training. Volunteers must be well versed in shop tool safety and care.

Schedule: Must be able to volunteer at least 8 hours a week on an on-going basis.

Portfolio: In addition to the Volunteer Application Form, please include a portfolio of your work, or be prepared to show a portfolio when you interview with us.

Please visit marylandsciencecenter.org for further information and application forms!


  • Exhibition Arts
  • Painting
  • Interior / Exterior Design
  • Construction
  • Woodworking

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • At least 8 hours per week on an on-going basis
  • Must be well versed in shop tool safety and care

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