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Science Museum Volunteer Opportunity

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ORGANIZATION: SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

  • 90 people are interested
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Volunteers are an integral part of creating an experience for our guests that is smooth, user-friendly, fun, and memorable. Volunteers provide vital support in the exhibit areas, at special events, with education preparation, and with greeting/ wayfinding. All kinds of people volunteer at MOSAC, from teenagers to seniors and from science novices to science professionals. Volunteering is an opportunity to teach, to learn, to meet people, to experience a stimulating environment, and to enhance curiosity. Some of our volunteers contribute just a few hours a month, while others prefer to work several hours each week.

2 Shifts

  • 10:00 AM to 01:00 PM
  • 01:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
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About SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity

Location:

400 Jibboom Street, Sacramento, CA 95811, US

Mission Statement

Our directive is to bring K-12 schools, colleges, universities, libraries, museums, and other community resources together to remove barriers and build a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math (STEAM) learning ecosystem that broadens nd enriches each learner's personal journey, with the ultimate goal of inspiring more students to enter STEAM careers.

Description

Perched on the Sacramento River just north of Old Sacramento, a historic electrical power station, built in 1912, sat vacant and dilapidated for decades. Up until the early 2000s, a visitor was likely to encounter bats, cobwebs and dust.

But the late Dr. Evangeline Higginbotham, executive director of the city’s Discovery Museums, always thought of a multipurpose science museum as a dream within reach. Hers was the vision that spurred the City of Sacramento and the Powerhouse Science Center to transform the historic power station into a magnificent visitor destination committed to informal science education and experiences.

In 2005, the board of directors and the staff of the Powerhouse teamed up with preservation architects, construction managers, engineers and other experts to develop a comprehensive plan for the adaptive reuse of the historic power station and bring it back to life.

In a lauded public-private partnership spanning 15-plus years between the Powerhouse Science Center, the City of Sacramento, the Sacramento County Office of Education, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD), and a range of corporate partners and individual donors, construction on the new science center was finally completed in 2021.

The Powerhouse Science Center was renamed and rebranded in 2020 as the SMUD Museum of Science and Curiosity, or simply MOSAC.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Environment
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Environment

WHEN

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

WHERE

400 Jibboom StreetSacramento, CA 95811

(38.59333,-121.50565)
 

SKILLS

  • General Education
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • Child Development
  • Astronomy
  • Environmental Science

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • We require volunteers to commit a minimum of 7 hours of volunteer service at the museum per month.
  • Volunteers must attend a volunteer orientation prior to the start of volunteer service with MOSAC. If volunteers are from 16-18 years of age, a parental consent form must be completed and returned.

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