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In-Gallery Learning Volunteer (AM or PM shifts)

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Museum of Science, Boston

  • 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

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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..

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

SCHEDULE:

  • 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.

COMMITMENT:

  • 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!

2 Shifts

  • 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
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About Museum of Science, Boston

Location:

Science Park, Boston, MA 02114, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to inspire a lifelong love of science in everyone. Find out more about us at: https://www.mos.org/about-us

Description

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.

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

Museum Of Science DrivewayBoston, MA 02114

(42.36529,-71.06464)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Customer Service
  • Adult Education
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • 3-hour shifts for a minimum of 4 months

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