Teach about paleontology - Volunteer Paleontology Interpreter


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

501 Colorado Hwy 8Morrison, CO 80465

A volunteer and student clean fossils at the Morrison Museum

About

Morrison Natural History Museum is seeking volunteers to lead interpretive programs focused on regional paleontology and geology. Paleontology Interpreters are the primary educator in the paleontology exhibition which is a focused on local dinosaur finds.

Volunteers provide schoolchildren and unscheduled visitors with informal science education (unstructured, conversational tours) of the indoor exhibits and outdoor grounds. Included with these programs are hands-on activities such as a fossil preparation demonstration and petting a live snake.

Experience is desired, but not required. Spanish/English speakers are encouraged to apply.

Mandatory training/orientation is provided, free of charge. A minimum six-month commitment is recommended, with a monthly requirement of at least 8 hours of service.

Morrison Museum is a small institution with irregular visitor flow, volunteers are asked to assist in a secondary role, providing visitors with information, checking visitors in, monitoring the gift shop, and other duties as assigned.

Due to the demand for this volunteer position, qualified applicants may be placed on a wait list until a vacancy occurs.

Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Adult Education
  • General Education
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Teaching / Instruction

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month
  • Minimum three month commitment

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