Chemistry Lab Solution Specialist

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Recruiting Organization: OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Position Title: Volunteer Chemistry Lab Solution Specialist

Department: Museum Education

Reports To: Chemistry Lab Coordinator & Turbine Hall Assistant Manager

Location: OMSI - Water Ave


POSITION SUMMARY: Visitors to the OMSI Chemistry Lab wear goggles and perform hands-on, wet chemistry experiments, view activities, and observe chemistry demonstrations. Volunteers who are comfortable with a rotating content schedule will enjoy this position!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

● Interact with visitors to help them explore and engage with Chemistry Lab experiments and activities

● Prepare and maintain laboratory experiments, including the appearance and functionality of experiment stations

● Present various chemistry demonstrations, depending on comfort level, to a diverse audience of backgrounds and ages [Activity examples include Rocket Launch, Elephant Toothpaste, and Sugar Flares]

● Assist with other duties as assigned by Chemistry Lab Educators

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

● Passion for chemistry and committed to sharing accurate scientific information ● Able to listen and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and age levels

● Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a variety of atmospheres

● Self-directed and willing to take initiative

● Dependable, punctual, communicative, and able to commit to a regular schedule ● Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures

SCHEDULE AND SUPPORT:

Commitment to a regular weekly or biweekly schedule (either morning or afternoon).

Attend the following trainings or classes provided by OMSI:

Volunteer Orientation & Emergency Protocols

Mandatory Reporter Training

Hazardous Communication 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 onsite eateries

● The opportunity to connect with new people and learn more about OMSI

To apply or learn more, visit our website at www.omsi.edu/volunteer or contact Volunteer Engagement at 503.239.7814 or Volunteer@omsi.edu


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Fee Amount: None

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