Education Program Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Imagine Children's Museum

Education Program Volunteer

Position Title - Education Program Volunteer - Tier 1

Purpose - Support the Education Department’s public programs at the Museum

Key Responsibilities - Our public program volunteers help the Education staff to make every child’s visit to Imagine a special and memorable experience. Programs that require Education Public Program Volunteers include, but are not limited to interactive story times, hands-on science and engineering programs, and playful music and movement programs.

· Work alongside Imagine’s skilled educators to deliver engaging hands-on lessons and entertaining presentations that enrich every family’s visit to the Museum

· Help to organize, set up, and clean up all activity materials

· Record participation/attendance numbers and feedback from visitors following each program

· Share your observations and experiences with education staff members for purposes of program evaluation and improvement

· Answer general visitor inquiries while on the Museum floor, directing them to appropriate locations and staff members as needed

Location - Various locations at Imagine Children’s Museum

Supervision - This position reports to the Education Director and the Education team.

Length of Assignment - An ongoing commitment of at least one day every two weeks is desired. Help on weekends and school holidays/vacation days is especially needed.

Time Commitment - Shifts are available Wednesday through Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m. Shifts are also available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Qualifications - Enthusiasm for interacting with children ages 1-12 and their families

Reliable and trustworthy

For story time programs, a passion for reading and a willingness to learn methods of age-appropriate and interactive storytelling (training provided)

For STEM programs, curiosity about and interest in science and engineering (no prior knowledge is required)

For music programs, ability to sing, clap and/or play a musical instrument at any skill level

Outgoing, friendly, and welcoming demeanor

Physical requirements: ability to sit, stand and kneel to adapt to a variety of audiences

Benefits - Necessary training given; opportunities to gain new skills; ability to earn service hours; Museum membership after 100 hours of service in a 12-month period 10% discount in the Museum store after 100 hours of service in a 12-month period

To Apply - Send an email to the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteer@imaginecm.org or call (425) 258-1006, ext. 1029.

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About Imagine Children's Museum

Location:

1502 Wall Street, Everett, WA 98201, US

Mission Statement

The mission of Imagine Children’s Museum is to utilize playful learning to enrich children’s lives. The Museum Board, staff and volunteers are committed to providing a fertile environment for: (1) creative exploration and imaginative play; (2) building character and self-confidence; (3) installing a community connection; (4) learning experiences that spark curiosity; (5) developing interactive exhibits and programs; (6) reaching our to all children; (7) ensuring a safe and stimulating environment; (8) nurturing child-and-adult interaction.

Description

The Museum offers hands-on, interactive exploratory learning opportunities that support social, emotional and cognitive development for children ages 1-12 years. It is a wholesome, secure, child-centered environment where children can discover, explore and imagine each at their natural pace. This non-competitive, nurturing environment helps children build self esteem and supports a sense of belonging. Exhibits and activities encourage adult-child interaction, and it is common to see inter-generational activates going on with three and four generations working together.

The Museum is free of stigmas sometimes associated with education, social service or government agencies. The lack of stigma and inexpensive admission make it possible to reach a very broad swath of Snohomish County's diverse community. Word of mouth advertising helps draw larger and larger numbers of visitors/clients.

Imagine Children's Museum has been recognized for our quality in programming and our excellence in community partnerships. Seattle Magazine named us their "Best Museum for Kids." We were chosen as one of
Nickelodeon's "Best Museum for Kids and Best Day Camps." And Evening Magazine Northwest Escapes voted us "Best Children's Entertainment."

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

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WHERE

1502 Wall StreetEverett, WA 98201

(47.97751,-122.20962)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 13
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are available Wednesday through Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m. Shifts are also available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Proof of COVID vaccination required

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