Studio Assistant - Creative Arts/STEM
24 people are interested
Not just amazing, but glorious, unplanned, open-ended, child directed exploration happens when we make, create & tinker in The Studio. The Studio fosters creativity, curiosity, and imagination through arts and maker activities using real tools. We provide the supplies, and visitors use their creativity to make whatever they would like.
Studio Assistant volunteers assist visitors with informal creative arts, STEM/Maker, and sensory activities in the Studio. We are currently playing with the theme of drawing - including multiple paper types and writing utensils, a "throwback" wall of magna doodles and Etch-A-Sketches, as well as special coding robots called Ozobots. Past activities have included paper arts, mosaics, clay, kinetic sand, and sewing. We also have Teaching Artists on a scheduled basis that create special art activities with our visitors.
What this role involves:
- Welcome visitors with warmth and friendliness and provide exceptional customer service
- Actively invite visitors to explore the materials
- Introduce activities and interact with visitors as they engage with materials and tools
- Assist with supply prep and set up, monitor and clean up supplies
- Encourage visitors to follow Museum policies and procedures
- As available, assist special Teaching Artists in educational activities
Who We're Looking For:
We are looking for people who are passionate about working with young children and their adult caregivers and who are interested in assisting with fun educational activities. This role is best for people who have a love for art and open-ended creative expression, and who would enjoy the opportunity to become an expert in the Studio activities. It’s a good fit for people who enjoy more extended one-on-one interactions with visitors and like working with people from a variety of ages and backgrounds.
The following skills and attributes are especially beneficial for this role:
- Excellent verbal communication skills
- Ability to tolerate loud, busy, or crowded situations
- Ability to maintain a high level of energy
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
- Reliable and professional demeanor
- Previous experience with arts or STEM/Maker activities is a plus, but not required
This position requires a commitment of 1 shift per week for a minimum of 4 months. Morning and afternoon shifts will be available every day.
Interested? Contact Kathryn Wegler, Volunteer Services Coordinator, at 651-225-6046 or email@example.com
Complete our adult volunteer application: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?AP=2001712070&OR=1
About Minnesota Children's Museum
10 7th Street West, Saint Paul, MN 55102, US
Our mission: Sparking children's learning through play! Our vision: "Kids play more. Adults do, too. We thrive as a happier, healthier and more innovative community through the radiant power of play."
Minnesota Children's Museum is dedicated to providing children with a fun, hands-on and stimulating environment to explore and discover. Through immersive exhibits and programs, the museum emphasizes play as a critical ingredient in every child’s development and instills a life-long love of learning by nurturing the real-world skills children need to become engaged citizens in the future.
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10 West 7th StreetSt. Paul, MN 55102
- Child Development
- People Skills
- Teaching / Instruction
- People 55+
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 1 shift per week for a minimum of 4 months