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Education Programming Assistant

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Recruiting Organization: Sciencenter

Sciencenter volunteers enjoy working flexible hours in an energetic, family-friendly environment. Volunteers receive full orientation and training and have opportunities to grow with the organization. If you have an upbeat and positive attitude, strong oral communication skills, and a passion for learning and teaching, then consider applying to become a Sciencenter volunteer today!

Programming Assistants will enhance guests’ experiences on the museum floor by:

  • Encouraging and inviting visitor groups to explore and interact with exhibits
  • Facilitating hands-on tabletop activities in galleries
  • Staffing the Discovery Space
  • Opening the Tidepool Touch Tank and facilitating guest interactions with its marine inhabitants
  • Facilitating guest interactions with the teaching animals collection (snakes and lizards)
  • Assisting the Education staff with activity prototyping; providing feedback
  • Assisting with cleanliness procedures
  • Answering basic visitor questions and offering a welcoming, approachable presence on the museum floor
  • Communicating with Sciencenter staff members about visitor questions and comments, exhibits needing repair, First Aid and other emergencies, cleanliness, and any other issues relating to visitors’ experience in the museum

Programming Assistant volunteers may also sign up to help out with on-site Special Events or off-site Outreach, as their schedule allows.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair Accessible

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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Mission Statement

To bridge the gap between intention and action in order to bring about social impact.


Idealist is a leading online global resource for finding jobs in the nonprofit sector, as well as volunteer opportunities and graduate school programs for social impact.




Wed Nov 24, 2021 - Sat Dec 31, 2022
04:00 PM - 03:59 PM


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