OMSI Chemistry Lab Volunteer Educator (age 18+)

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Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI)

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OMSI looking for volunteers in our Chemistry Lab! Visitors to the Chemistry Lab wear goggles and perform hands-on, wet chemistry activities, view displays, and observe chemistry demonstrations. Chemistry Lab volunteers assist with laboratory management and inquiry-based teaching.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from Chemistry Lab exhibits and activities.
  • Present chemistry demonstrations to the public, such as the Thirsty Cup, Rocket Launch, or Dry Ice Tricks.
  • Set up and restock laboratory experiments and maintain the clean appearance of activity stations.
  • Assist staff in the development of new activities, displays, or demonstrations.


  • Completed high school level chemistry.
  • Committed to sharing accurate scientific information.
  • Able to listen and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and age levels.
  • Able to receive instructions from Chemistry Lab Educators and follow OMSI rules and procedures.
  • Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a variety of atmospheres.
  • Must present a professional appearance.
  • Dependable and punctual, and able to commit to a regular schedule.
  • Self-directed and willing to take initiative.

Volunteer benefits:

  • Training and a lifelong learning experience.
  • Admission for the volunteer to the museum, theater and planetarium shows, and submarine tours.
  • An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service.
  • Discounts in the OMSI Science Store and on-site restaurants.
  • The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about OMSI.

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1945 SE Water AvenuePortland, OR 97214



  • STEM
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • People Skills


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month for minimum 9 months

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