Volunteer at Science City's Newest Exhibit- Let's Play!

Save to Favorites

Union Station Kansas City

Image_202003061423

**Interested volunteers must submit an application at UnionStation.org/volunteers**

Position Summary:
The Let’s Play Greeter is one of the many faces of Science City and is the first person guests engage with when they arrive at one of our newest areas, created specifically for children ages 0 through 3. The tasks of this position includes: greeting guests with a friendly smile; answering questions; and most importantly, keeping an accurate count of the number of guests in the area, both to maximize guest experience as well maintain capacity to meet fire code. The Greeter plays in important role in the overall experience our youngest guests and their caregivers have while at Science City.

Qualifications: Previous experience providing customer service is preferred for this position. In addition:

  • Must be approachable, have a pleasant demeanor and a positive attitude.
  • Good communication skills and enjoy communicating with children, especially babies and toddlers and their caregivers.
  • Working knowledge of exhibits and attractions inside Science City as well as across Union Station.
  • Ability to learn and understand the venue.
  • Ability to work with crowds and remain calm in difficult or stressful situations.

Description of Duties:

  • Greet guests as they enter Let’s Play and ensure the child is not yet 4 years of age. Siblings over 4 are allowed in if they promise to be a good big brother or sister or sit and read quietly.
  • Answer questions regarding Union Station and its exhibits and attractions.

Volunteer Shifts:

  • Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am-1:30pm; 1:30pm-5:00pm
  • Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm
  • Monday (holidays and summer hours): 10:00am-1:30pm; 1:30pm-5:00pm

Science City Overview: Science City at Union Station, Kansas City, is a dynamic, hands-on science center featuring more than 300 individual interactive exhibits and daily programming. Kids of all ages experience the amazing world of science first-hand through fun and engaging exhibits and programs. In addition to changing monthly themes and daily programs/activities open to all guests, Science City (SC) offers onsite curriculum-based programs to K-12 school groups, outreach programs and an 8-week science summer camp. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education is at the core of everything that happens in SC, be it exhibits, demonstrations, shows, presentations or special events and programs. Annually, more than 325,000 guests visit Science City. Visit www.sciencecity.com for more information.

More opportunities with Union Station Kansas City

1 Review

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Union Station Kansas City

Location:

30 west Pershing, Kansas City, MO 64108, US

Mission Statement

To be rcognized as the region's finest educational and cultural resource committed to the preservation and interpretation of Kansas City's regional history and the promotion of innovation, research and discovery in science and technology through the development of collections, exhibitions and other educational programs for all citizens of and visitors to the Greater Kansas City metropolitan area.

Description

Built in 1914, Union Station opens her arms with 850,000 square feet of amazing space that originally featured 900 rooms. In her prime as a working train station, she accommodated hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. During WWII, an estimated one million travelers - many of them soldiers -- passed through the Station. The North Waiting Room (now Sprint Festival Plaza) held 10,000 people and the complex included restaurants, a cigar store, barber shop, railroad offices, the nation's largest Railway Express Building (used for shipping freight and mail) as well as a powerhouse providing steam and power. So many stories of farewells, reunions and of day-to-day vibrancy still echo in her walls. Just listen . . .

Closed in the 1980s, our Station sat empty and neglected, narrowly escaping demolition on several occasions. Then, in 1996, a historic bi-state initiative was passed to fund the Station's renovation, which was completed in grand fashion in 1999.

Union Station is once again a majestic and desired destination for our surrounding communities. She is at once, magical, warm, casual, elegant, full of surprises and wise from experience but young at heart.

Union Station draws tourists from all over the world who marvel at her Grand Hall's 95-foot ceiling, three 3,500-pound chandeliers and the six-foot wide clock hanging in her central arch. She wakes up early and stays up late to host business meetings, recognition events, weddings and parties of all sorts. And that’s just the beginning . . .

Just as you could 100 years ago, you can still catch the train at Union Station's Amtrak Stop and head out across the country.

You'll also find a permanent rail exhibit called the KC Rail Experience, exhibit spaces for traveling exhibits produced by the Smithsonian, National Geographic and other international organizations, a Planetarium, an interactive science center Science City and a vibrant Theater District featuring Giant Screen Movies. Volunteer opportunities are associated with all areas of Union Station, as it is the volunteers that keep this grand building going.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

30 West Pershing RoadKansas City, MO 64108

(39.08533,-94.58558)
 

SKILLS

  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Child Care
  • Child Development
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer Shifts: Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00am-1:30pm; 1:30pm-5:00pm Sunday: 12:00pm-5:00pm Monday (holidays and summer hours): 10:00am-1:30pm; 1:30pm-5:00pm
  • Approved volunteer application, new volunteer orientation, position training

Report this opportunity