KIDS ROOM UPKEEP ASSISTANT
The museum is closed to the public on Mondays from September to March, and this is when we need volunteers to assist the Kids Room staff with vital behind-the-scenes maintenance tasks. The Kids Room is the Maryland Science Center's space dedicated solely to our youngest guests, and we need help maintaining and repairing our much-loved, and much-used, hands-on exhibits.
We're looking for either individual adults interested in a one-day-a-week opportunity, or small groups of adults or youth (5-10 people) interested in a one-day-only opportunity. Groups (both youth and adult) should contact the Maryland Science Center's Volunteer Coordinator for further information about applying.
- Projects include but are not limited to: bleaching and sanitizing loose parts of exhibits, cleaning and dusting exhibit components, maintaining fish and small animal tanks, painting and making light repairs
- Willingness to follow directions and adhere to safety guidelines
- Attention to detail
- Ability to use simple power tools (drill, hand sander, etc.) is desired, but not necessary
- Willing to get messy!
- Occasional light lifting
- Comfortable climbing ladders a plus
- Basic home repair knowledge is desired, but not necessary
Training: Provided by Kids Room staff under the Early Learning Supervisor
Schedule Requirements: The museum is closed to the public on Mondays from September to March, and this is when shifts would be available, between the hours of 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. A typical volunteer shift is 4 hours long.
Please visit marylandsciencecenter.org for further information and application forms. All volunteers must submit an application, and volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants (over the age of 18) must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.
- Aquarium Maintenance
- Home Repair
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 16
- Orientation or Training
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