OMSI Innovation Station Volunteer

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

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position summary: Volunteers help visitors to engage design, build, and test solutions to personal, local, and global challenges at the Innovation Stations in the Turbine Hall. Challenges change annually and appeal to a variety of age ranges.

essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Encourage visitors to create, collaborate, innovate, and iterate at the hands-on design challenge(s).
  • Ask open-ended questions, co-investigate, and use other facilitation techniques to help promote inquiry and guide visitors through the design and engineering processes.
  • Assist in the prototyping, iteration, set up, presentation, and resetting of daily activities.
  • Maintain the integrity and appearance of activities.
  • Maintain a safe, secure, and inviting environment for visitors and staff.


  • Eager to facilitate visitor-led and visitor-centered experiences.
  • Excited about teaching and learning through play and experimentation.
  • Comfortable with open-ended problem solving.
  • Desire to communicate accurate science, engineering, and design content in an engaging way with people of diverse backgrounds and a broad age range.
  • Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a noisy and crowded environment.
  • Self-motivated with good problem-solving, judgment, communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills.
  • Passionate about tinkering, building, and making things.
  • Dependable and punctual; ability to adhere to a regular schedule preferred
  • Commitment to safety and willing to uphold OMSI rules and procedures.

volunteer benefits:

  • Participation in an opportunity to provide input and feedback in the development of a new area of the museum.
  • 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.

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