Assistant, in Science Store

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Maryland Science Center

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The Science Store embraces the "Let's Science!" mission of the Maryland Science Center by selling science-related books, DVDs, science kits, minerals, games, and more. As a volunteer in the Store, you would help guests choose educational materials and souvenirs to ensure they never forget their visit to the Maryland Science Center.

Duties:

  • Stock and price products
  • Straighten and maintain store displays
  • Assist customers as needed
Required Skills:
  • Excellent customer service skills; at ease with people of all ages
  • Great patience working with children and large groups
  • Previous retail/merchandising experience a plus
Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Occasional light lifting
Training: Provided by Science Store staff

Schedule: 4-hour shifts are available Tuesday-Sunday (add Mondays in the summer only), during business hours (9:00 AM-5:00 PM), as fits the volunteer's schedule.

Minimum Commitment: Two 4-hour shifts per month.

Visit http://www.marylandsciencecenter.org/volunteer for more information and to get a volunteer application. All volunteers must submit an application; volunteer appointments are by interview only. All applicants must complete a background check and orientation session, prior to volunteering.

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About Maryland Science Center

Location:

601 Light Street, Baltimore, MD 21230, US

Mission Statement

We are the Maryland Science Center. We inspire. We empower. We engage. Let's science.

Description

The Maryland Academy of Sciences is Maryland's oldest scientific institution and one of the oldest such institutions in the entire nation. At its inception in 1797, the Academy was an amateur scientific society - members met to discuss papers on astronomy, botany, zoology, and other subjects then known as the "natural sciences."

As the Academy continued its work through the 1800s and 1900s, the group searched for a permanent location to establish a space dedicated to interactive, hands-on learning. The vision became a reality with the opening of the Academy's Maryland Science Center in 1976.

Today, and for more than 40 years, the Maryland Academy of Sciences, through its programs and exhibits at the Maryland Science Center, has demonstrated a commitment to emphasize the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). No other institution in the state reaches more teachers and students through onsite and outreach programming.

The Maryland Science Center invites you to join our Volunteer Program and celebrate science!

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

601 Light StreetBaltimore, MD 21230

(39.28135,-76.61211)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Merchandising
  • People Skills
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4-hour shift at least once a month, but if you can work more than one shift a month, it would be welcomed!

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