Science Pub Greeter

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Recruiting Organization: OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

Position Summary: Science Pub Greeters volunteers support adult education by partnering with OMSI’s Events team to support guests and presenters at Science Pubs in Portland. Volunteers will be able to enjoy OMSI’s Science Pubs from an insider’s perspective! Most Science Pubs take place in the evening and individuals are encouraged to commit to volunteering for at least four hours each month with Science Pubs. Flexibility with event plans and enthusiasm for education are a must! Must be 18 or older.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Greet visitors and welcome them to the Science Pub
  • Staff OMSI table by assisting guests with event donations ($5 suggested cover charge), selling pint glasses and answering questions
  • Distribute and collect evaluation forms
  • Pass microphone to guests during Q&A
  • Assist with set-up as needed (may include setting out flyers, pint glasses, etc.)

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Interest in a wide variety of science and technology topics.
  • Experience handling cash and credit card transactions.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Self-directed and willing to ask for help when needed.
  • Able to listen and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and ages.
  • Dependable and punctual.
  • Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.

Schedule and Support:

  • Typical Schedule: Tuesday or Thursday evenings between 5:00 pm & 10:00 pm
  • Minimum number of hours: 4 hours per event
  • Attend the following trainings or classes:
  • o Volunteer Orientation & Safety Protocols
  • o Event-specific training per event
  • COVID-19 Safety training

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Training and a lifelong learning experience.
  • Admission for the volunteer to the museum exhibits and attractions based on availability.
  • 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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Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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