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1945 SE Water AvePortland, OR 97214


Position summary: Submarine Tour Guide Volunteers provide tours of the USS Blueback, a diesel-electric submarine of the Barbel class, launched in 1959. It was one of the first subs to have a "teardrop-shaped" hull, and it was the last non-nuclear submarine in the U.S. Navy, decommissioned in 1990. It was brought to OMSI in 1994 and is maintained entirely by volunteers. The Blueback is open for organized tours during daylight hours when OMSI is open.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide interpretive tours to visitors on the USS Blueback submarine.
  • Assist staff in the development and maintenance of the submarine.
Volunteer benefits:Training and a lifelong learning experience. Admission for the volunteer to the museum, OMNIMAX and Planetarium shows, and submarine tours. An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service. Discounts in the Caf and Science Store. The opportunity to meet many new people and learn more about OMSI.


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month
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