Planetarium Usher Volunteer

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Recruiting Organization: OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Position Summary: The Planetarium Usher guides guests as they experience OMSI’s Kendall Planetarium shows, featuring a domed display of space and live commentary. Volunteers who have some experience with public speaking and customer service, as well as a passion for supporting space science, will enjoy this position.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet and welcome all planetarium guests prior to their show utilizing a microphone to share any pertinent information.
  • Facilitate admittance into the planetarium utilizing timed tickets to allow limited seating inside.
  • When necessary, encourage parties to adhere to OMSI’s safety protocols, including social distancing and wearing protective face coverings.
  • During the show, monitor the audience for any safety concerns and escort guests out if they need to leave early.
  • Assist the Space Science Educator as needed prior to, during, and after the show.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Interest in supporting astronomy or space science education.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Comfortable speaking to a large group with the use of a microphone.
  • Able to listen to and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds, education levels, and ages.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Able to maintain a calm and cheerful demeanor in a variety of atmospheres.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Must present a professional appearance.
  • Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.

Schedule and Support:

  • Minimum number of hours: 10 hours per month, 5 hours per shift
  • Minimum age: 18 years
  • Attend the following trainings or classes provided by OMSI:
  • Volunteer Orientation
  • Emergency Protocols
  • COVID-19 Safety training
  • Customer Service training
  • Role Specific training

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Training opportunities and a lifelong learning experience.
  • Admission for the volunteer to the museum exhibits and attractions based on availability.
  • 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.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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