OMSI After Dark Education Volunteer


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Cause Areas

When

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

Where

1945 SE Water AvenuePortland, OR 97214

About

Position Summary: OMSI After Dark Education Volunteers perform educational demonstrations and provide customer service at OMSI After Dark, a monthly evening event for adults ages 21 and up. Because of the changing nature of this event, duties may vary considerably. Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must! Volunteers will be able to enjoy OMSI After Dark from an insider's perspective!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
· Facilitate new activities and demonstrations, ranging from arts and crafts to physics and engineering, depending on the needs of the event.
· Assist with set-up and clean-up procedures for activities and demonstrations.
· Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from OMSI demonstrations, exhibits and lab activities.
· Give clear directions and provide information about activities happening throughout the museum.
· Assist OAD Educator with research and development of educational demonstrations as needed.

Qualifications:
· Volunteers must be available on the last Wednesday evening of every month from approximately 5:30- 10:30 p.m. for OMSI After Dark for a minimum commitment of nine months.
· Strong communication and customer service skills.
· Skillful in facilitating hands-on interactions and translating scientific information accurately and age-appropriately.
· Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a noisy and crowded environment.
· Able to listen and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.
· Dependable and punctual.
· Self-directed and willing to take initiative.
· Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.
· At least 21 years of age.

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.
To learn more about volunteering with OMSI, please visit: http://www.omsi.edu/volunteer . Hit the "Apply Now" button on that page to fill out our online application!

Skills

  • Adult Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training

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