The Art & Science of Arachnids Volunteer


(37.06994,-76.47949)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat Jan 20, 2018 - Wed Apr 18, 2018

Where

524 J. Clyde Morris BlvdNewport News, VA 23601

About

PURPOSE: To enhance the museum guest’s understanding and appreciation of arachnids, to see the impact that arachnids have on our world and the environment, and the various benefits that arachnids provide.

INTERPRETIVE DUTIES:

  • Greet all guests in a friendly, respectful and enthusiastic manner.
  • Relate to all guests in a friendly, enthusiastic, and respectful manner.
  • Anticipate and answer guest questions as they arise.
  • Ability to represent the museum in a professional and knowledgeable manner at all times.
  • Provide accurate and current information on the exhibit, the items and creatures displayed, and other museum information as necessary.
  • Work well with others and maintain guest interaction.
  • Explain or demonstrate the best way to view the exhibit and help visitors who are in need of assistance.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • All Virginia Living Museum volunteers must work at least 1 shift per month.
  • Strong interest in arachnids and natural sciences.
  • Dependable and flexible.
  • Ability to stand for long periods of time.
  • An enthusiastic, outgoing personality and a desire to work with and educate others.
  • Ability to initiate interactions with strangers.
  • Ability to represent the museum in a positive way through attitude, appearance, and actions.
  • Ability to maintain focus on guest interactions during unstructured time.
  • Ability to remain in assigned area during the shift, with the exception of breaks.

Skills

  • Exhibition Arts
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • General Education

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 11
  • Orientation or Training
  • minimum volunteer requirement is 4 months
  • 11-14 year olds MUST have an adult apply with them, 15 and older may volunteer alone

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