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Help organize taste of science Chicago - A SciFest for grown-ups

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  • 25 people are interested

Kids get plenty of science festivals - so we make something for adults, for them to play.

taste of science is an events series and annual festival dedicated to bringing scientists out of the lab, in from the field and away from their computers to meet with non-specialist audiences in their favorite places. We are a national organization with community roots. Those involved are hardworking, creative and passionate people dedicated to making science more accessible to everyone.

As a volunteer you would be working to connect your local community with the exciting and valuable research being carried out at institutions in Chicago. You would help to organize events to break down the notion that science is inaccessible and carried out in the ivory tower. We work to inform citizens who can then make better decisions, based on science, when it comes to their health, the economy and our environment.

We want to engage people where they enjoy going to hang out. This might be their favorite brewery, or a family friendly event at a park.

This is a great opportunity in which to learn and develop skills in science communication that include networking, web management, project management, and social media presence.

We are currently looking to fill various positions in Chi-Town. The roles include:

  • Speaker Liaison
  • Funding Manager
  • Event Coordinators
  • Social Media Manager
  • Publicity Managers
  • Web Manager

Briefly we'd be looking for folks to help us find event venues, connect with scientists, get involved in scheduling, seeking sponsorship and donations, and advertising our events to the local community.

For more information on each, please go to: www.tasteofscience.org/volunteer

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to create community-based connections between people and science that would not exist otherwise. We want to do this regardless of the background of our volunteers or the communities that we engage with.


Scientists, Inc. is a nonprofit dedicated to science outreach. We connect with our non-specialist audience through events such as our national annual taste of science festival, a week long program dedicated to adults. Every year, our festival runs simultaneously in multiple cities across the US. In 2019 we reached 16 city chapters lead by volunteers, featuring scientists, researchers, engineers and artists from their local institutions.

We also record the 2Scientists podcast sharing the stories of scientists and their experiences in research to humanize the people who do the work.

We are 100% volunteer run. A group of diverse individuals brought together through our love for science, so we dedicate our time to share research and the scientific process with our communities.


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We'll work with your schedule.


ChicagoChicago, IL 60615



  • Event Management
  • Marketing & Communications (Mar/Com)
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Fundraising
  • Community Outreach
  • STEM




  • This would require a time commitment of 1-2 hours per week throughout the year, increasing to upto 10 hours per week in the 3 months leading up to the festival.
  • Our annual festival is in the last full week of April so you would be expected to commit to increased volunteer hours in the run up to the festival.

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