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1945 SE Water AvenuePortland, OR 97214



The Turbine Hall features exhibits on engineering, technology, physics and space science, and is home to the Physics Lab and Laser/Holography Lab. Volunteers in the Physics Lab provide visitors with the opportunity learn about the fundamentals of physics as they participate in a variety of hands-on activities. Volunteers can also work in the Laser/Holography Lab, explaining the basics of holograms, lasers and coherent light to visitors.


Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from Turbine Hall exhibits and activities in the Physics Lab and Laser/Holography Lab

Present Physics and/or Laser/Holography demonstrations to visitors, such as optical effects, vacuum chamber, electrostatics, and musical glasses.

Assist in the maintenance and appearance of the hall and lab by organizing supplies for exhibits and keeping the space clean.


Strong physical science, engineering, or teaching background.

Strong communication and customer service skills; some presentation experience preferred.

Committed to sharing accurate science information.

Able to listen and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and age levels.

Able to present science process and content in an engaging way to a broad age range.

Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a noisy and crowded environment.

Must present a professional appearance.

Dependable and punctual.

Self-directed and willing to take initiative.

Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.


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.


  • Math / Science Instruction
  • STEM
  • People Skills

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 14
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours per month

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