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Dayton Society of Natural History

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Volunteers take the initiative and provide museum visitors with an educational and engaging experience within several of our exhibits around the museum. Volunteers will work within and around key exhibits to provide content in a fun and engaging way to visitors of all ages. Your presence on the exhibit floor will also allow you to assist visitors who have general questions about their visit and provide directions.

  • Learn and present content relating to the following exhibits: Ice Age, Discovery Zoo, Ancient Egypt, Science on a Sphere, and Explorers!
  • Be friendly and knowledgeable about the museum and its exhibits.
  • Greet guests as they enter exhibit spaces.
  • Answer visitor questions about exhibits and promote educational moments.
  • Work alone or with others to provide visitors with educational and fun content in exhibits spaces.
  • Help keep the museum and its exhibits tidy and presentable.
  • Oversee exhibit and visitors safety within the spaces.
  • Bring a positive energy to learn and interact with visitors.
  • Communicate with supervisors regarding schedules and availability.
  • Help with any behind the scenes tasks or projects.
  • Be flexible and ready to learn or assist with new opportunities.

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About Dayton Society of Natural History

Location:

2600 DeWeese Parkway, Dayton, OH 45414, US

Mission Statement

The mission of the Dayton Society of Natural History is to educate and enlighten all people of the region about the wonders of the world through the work of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, SunWatch Indian Village/Archaeological Park, and Fort Ancient Earthworks and Nature Preserve.

Description

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery is based on the understanding that science is the process through which we come to understand our world, and that play is the way children do science. Thus, we are a place where play and learning come together so that visitors of all ages can explore the wonders of the world. The Museum includes a host of places for adventure: the Hall of the Universe, the Caryl D. Philips Space Theater, Oscar Boonshoft Science Central, the Mead TreeHouse, Bieser Discovery Center, The Discovery Zoo, and two galleries for temporary exhibits. Adventures are enhanced through real specimens and artifacts from the museum's collection of 1.8 million items.

Our sister site, SunWatch Indian Village, brings to life the 900 year old Fort Ancient culture. Here visitors of all ages can experience the daily lives of these members of Dayton's first neighborhood.

SunWatch currently combines experimental archaeological research, including the reconstruction of the Fort Ancient structures in their original 13th century locations, with an interpretive center that exhibits many of the artifacts that have been recovered from the site. The village reconstruction includes five lath and daub structures with grass thatch roofs, portions of a stockade, and a native garden and prairie with plants typical of the period. Inferred astronomical alignments originate from a complex of posts at the center of the village that have also been replaced.

Arts & Culture
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2600 Deweese PkwyDayton, OH 45414

(39.78834,-84.20171)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Community Outreach
  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Morning shifts begin at 9:30am and afternoon shifts begin at 12:30pm. Shift times may be adjusted to account for specialty events being hosted on the site.
  • All applicants will go through an interview process, submit and pass a background check, and receive training through an orientation.

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