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Makerspace Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Children's Museum & Theatre of Maine

Position Purpose

Support and engage creative art making, tinkering, and engineering in the Makerspace.

In the Makerspace, visitors make different art and engineering projects. We offer a variety of projects including woodworking and puppet making. Visitors design, test, and share their experiences. Makerspace volunteers guide visitors in creation and teach tool safety. Volunteers work with Makerspace staff.

Position Summary

● Greet visitors in the Makerspace

● Support and guide visitors as needed with assistance from Museum & Theatre staff

● Monitor visitor safety

● Teach tool and art exploration as comfort and training allow

● Learn language to support exploration and curiosity

● Assist with setup and cleanup

● Prep materials and supplies

Position Requirements

● Minimum age requirement 16

● Follow Museum & Theatre COVID safety guidelines

● Engage respectfully with people of all ages and abilities in a fast paced environment

● Passion for creativity

● Passion for working with children

● Strong communication skills

● The ability to observe and take initiative to support exploration and curiosity

● Background check required

Time Commitment

● Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday between 9-11 or 1-3

● Regular scheduled hours: minimum 1.5 hours a week for a minimum of 3 months

● Training and onboarding: 4 hours

Working Conditions

● Masks must be worn at all times fully over the nose and mouth

● Comfortable working in noisy environments (ear protection will be provided if needed)

● Seating may be available next to visitors, but not always guaranteed

Benefits

● Receive 2 person membership after 25 hours of service volunteers

● Receive 4 museum and 4 theatre tickets annually

● Ongoing training opportunities

● Free Parking

The Children’s Museum & Theatre of Maine is an equal opportunity employer. We prioritize diversity amongst our team and leadership, and we strongly encourage people of all traditionally marginalized identities to apply. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition or any protected category prohibited by local, state, or federal laws.

We are committed to making our facilities and programs accessible and safe for all members of our community, staff, and volunteers. We are actively working to increase accessibility and usability of our website, building, and educational activities. Supervisors work collaboratively with employees to make accommodations and modifications to accommodate the employee’s needs, including physical changes, assistive technologies, accessible communications, and policy enhancements. In doing so, we adhere to the available standards and guidelines and, in many cases, go beyond the guidelines to uphold our philosophy that our staff should have a safe and welcoming work environment where they can learn and grow. For a full description of our facility’s accessibility, please visit: www.kitetails.org/accessibility

If interested, please fill out the volunteer application on our website: https://www.kitetails.org/work-with-us#volunteer-opportunities.

Please email all applications or questions to volunteer@kitetails.org.

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Fee Amount: None

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About Idealist.org

Location:

389 5th Ave, 9th Floor, New York, NY 11109, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

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.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

250 Thompsons Point RoadPortland, ME 04102

(43.65074,-70.29087)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKENDS, FEW_HOURS_WEEK

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