5 people are interested
In-Gallery Learning Volunteer (AM or PM shifts)
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5 people are interested
In-Gallery Learning Volunteer, Museum of Science
- MUST APPLY VIA: https://volunteer.mos.org/need/
- You will NEED to create a volunteer profile and respond to this opportunity through the Museum's Volunteer Portal
In-Gallery Learning encompasses visitor programs across the Museum, including within Engineering Design Workshop (EDW), Hall of Human Life (HHL), Charles River Gallery Field Station, Garden Walk/Insect Zoo, and additional in-gallery learning spaces. EDW engages visitors in facilitated hands-on engineering activities designed to introduce visitors to the engineering design process and encourage visitors to think like engineers. HHL engages visitors in hands-on activities and interpretations, designed to help visitors explore biology and human health. The Field Station encourages visitors to explore the local environment with hands-on experiences in environmental science and biology. In the Garden Walk/Insect Zoo, In-Gallery Learning collaborates with the Garden Walk/Insect Zoo staff to provide unique experiences in insect biology to visitors.
In-Gallery Learning Volunteers will primarily assist in the facilitation of drop-in activities that engage visitors in multiple activity spaces, including EDW, HHL, Charles River Gallery Field Station, and Garden Walk/Insect Zoo. Volunteers will support the daily operations of in-gallery learning spaces by assisting in the set-up, break-down, and cleaning of activity materials. Volunteers will learn facilitation techniques and best practices for engaging visitors of all ages.
- Interact directly with Museum visitors of all ages and backgrounds by facilitating drop-in activities in multiple In-Gallery Learning activity spaces.
- Assist the staff and interns in the daily operations of in-gallery learning spaces by assisting in the set-up, break-down, and cleaning of activity materials.
- Welcome visitors and provide excellent customer service.
- Participate in ongoing activity and facilitation training opportunities..
- Currently age 14 or older.
- Demonstrated interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) and/or education
- Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of dynamic team
- Interest in interacting with diverse Museum visitors
- Demonstrated motivation, dependability, and flexibility
- One (1) shift/week
- 3-hour shifts: 9:30am-12:30pm (AM shift) OR 1:30pm-3:30pm (PM shift)
- In-Gallery Learning Volunteers are scheduled for the same shift weekly (i.e. Friday AM).
- Occasional training will be required outside of the volunteer’s normal shift, both in-person and remotely.
- 4 months, with the opportunity to recommit.
- Volunteers cannot miss more than one shift a month without supervisor approval.
BENEFITS: Volunteer benefits include free parking in the Museum garage, close proximity to the Green Line, free admission, discounts in the Museum store and café and much more!
- 09:30 AM to 12:30 PM
- 01:30 PM to 04:30 PM
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Museum of Science, Boston
Science Park, Boston, MA 02114, US
Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone. Find out more about us at: https://www.mos.org/about-us
The Museum of Science, Boston is one of the leading, informal science educational institutions in the United States. The Museum takes a hands-on approach to science and attracts more than 1.8 million visitors annually. Visitors, both adults and children alike, experience science in a fascinating, personal way by interacting with hundreds of permanent exhibits, frequent temporary exhibits and countless other programs offered at the Museum.
Museum Of Science DrivewayBoston, MA 02114
January 5, 2022
- General Education
- Customer Service
- Adult Education
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- 3-hour shifts for a minimum of 4 months