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ORGANIZATION: Carnegie Science Center

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Join Carnegie Science Center’s adult volunteer program and volunteer with our Visitor Services team to welcome visitors to the museum! No science background necessary.

Carnegie Science Center is seeking adult volunteers to assist in the following areas that focus on welcoming visitors and providing great customer service:

Visitor Services

  • Welcome visitors and families to Carnegie Science Center
  • Volunteers may be stationed at our Welcome Desk (Information Desk) in the main lobby to answer guest questions
  • Volunteers may also be stationed in the lobby to provide visitors with site maps, direct guess in the building, and answer FAQs throughout the day.
  • Time Commitment: one 4-hour shift per week for 6 months. Shifts are available Sunday, 10am-2pm or Saturday, 10am-2pm

Qualifications:

  • Must attend a volunteer orientation
  • Must be comfortable communicating with visitors
  • Takes initiative to interact and communicate with visitors

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Free parking for scheduled volunteer shifts
  • Museum discounts

Clearances

  • Upon acceptance into the program, all volunteers are required to provide and pay for background checks and clearances.
  • Act 33 and 34 Clearances are free for volunteers.
  • Volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania for at least 10 years must have their Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33) and Criminal Record Check Clearance (Act 34).
  • Volunteers who have lived in Pennsylvania for less than 10 years must have their Child Abuse History Clearance (Act 33) and Criminal Record Check Clearance (Act 34) plus an FBI Fingerprint Clearance (Act 114).

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About Carnegie Science Center

Location:

One Allegheny Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15212, US

Mission Statement

About Carnegie Science Center

Recipient of the 2003 National Award for Museum Service, Carnegie Science Center inspires and entertains by connecting science and technology with everyday life. In addition to providing valuable scientific experiences, Carnegie Science Center engages in outreach programs that serve Pittsburgh's diverse community. The Science Center is located on Pittsburgh's North Shore along the banks of the Ohio River and is accessible to persons with disabilities.

Mission

Carnegie Science Center is dedicated to inspiring learning and curiosity by connecting science and technology with everyday life. The Science Center provides experiences that are entertaining, interactive, first hand, accessible, relevant and understandable. The Science Center strives to identify and meet the needs of the community in its full diversity.

Vision

Carnegie Science Center will

  • Optimize a high-volume, highly-personalized approach to its impact on visitors, ensuring that each individual touched is encouraged to seize the greatness and potential within themselves, directly affecting career aspirations, personal development and achievement.
  • Invent the next-generation science center, establishing CSC as a dynamic destination of choice for core and expanding audiences, resolving space constraints, and establishing the broadest possible mix of experiences across the science and technology spectrum.
  • Differentiate itself by capitalizing on community partnerships and local/regional science and technology advancements, both inside and outside the confines of CSC's physical facility.
Values
  • Carnegie Science Center will respect and address the interests, concerns and needs of the people of the region and all staff.
  • The internal environment will enable staff and volunteers to be creative, develop personally, and gain the satisfaction of personal accomplishments.
  • All visitors will feel welcome, empowered and respected. The Center will be customer oriented in all its activities.
  • An evaluative process will be integrated into all actions to ensure effectiveness in relation to people's (staff and audience) needs, interests and potential.
  • Visitors will perceive good value, total quality and outstanding customer service.

Description

The Carnegie Science Center is a place where discoveries are made every day from the why of natural phenomena to the how of new technologies.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
Children & Youth
Community
Arts & Culture, Children & Youth, Community

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Carnegie Science CenterOne Allegheny AvePittsburgh, PA 15212

(40.4828,-80.03673)
 

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Group Facilitation
  • Community Outreach
  • People Skills
  • Public Speaking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One 4-hour shift per week for a minimum of 6 months
  • Must attend volunteer orientation and submit required background checks.

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