Challenger Learning Center Mission Specialist - Chabot Space & Science Center


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


10000 Skyline BoulevardOakland, CA 94619


Position As members of the Challenger Learning Center(c) (CLC) Flight Crew, volunteers assist mission participants on simulated space adventures, complete with mission control and spacecraft! Volunteers will support the Mission Commander and Flight Director in facilitating a variety of space scenarios for weekday school groups and/or weekend public missions.


  • Assist Flight Directors with the operation missions in CLC
  • Assist Flight Directors with preparation of materials and simulator for missions in CLC
  • Utilize leading question techniques in assisting the students in problem-solving
  • Assist Flight Directors with crowd control during missions in CLC
  • Assist Lead Flight Director in necessary upkeep of materials and simulator used in missions
  • Attendance of monthly meeting (first Tuesday of month)
  • Observation and self-guided exploration and mentoring of history and orientation to the CLC, facilitation techniques, crowd control techniques, mission scenario review, orientation to the simulator and team station review
  • Self guided center, exhibit and safety orientation, worksheets #1-3
  • Mentor one shift for Center overview
  • Thorough review of the Volunteer Handbook, Chabot website and volunteer website
  • Monthly Volunteer Nights (optional)

    Requirements and Qualifications

    * Outgoing and comfortable working with various ages and levels of science knowledge
    * Enjoy speaking and interacting with individuals or groups (grades 5 and up)
    * Problem solver
    * Interested in teaching or an experienced teacher preferred
    * Interested in early childhood education and working with young children
    * Awareness and sensitivity in interacting with diverse populations


Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours each month for one year

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