Docent: Engage with children and caregivers on the Museum floor » Facilitate meaningful play with exhibits
Workshop/Lab Assistant: Facilitates visitor activities in the WorkShop, Science Lab, and Little Lab, orienting students and teachers to the facility and coordinating their movement throughout their visit. Volunteer will become fluent with the activities, experiments, and facilitated experiences to scaffold the visitor's learning. This includes resupplying materials, providing tools and resetting the area and learning the fundamentals of inquiry learning and STEAM concepts for each area as it changes throughout the year.
Guest Attendant: Facilitates visitor experiences throughout the Museum space, moving throughout common areas (Museum entrance, mezzanine, and elevator bays) to help direct visitors to exhibit hall, elevators, stairways, ramp, entrances/exits, and/or guest services and respond to visitors' questions or concerns.
Education Center Assistant: Support education staff in the WorkShop, Science Lab, and exhibit hall. Facilitate inquiry-based learning for students Pre-K through 6th grade.
Field Trip Chaperone: Along with their teacher, lead a group of students as they visit the Museum.
Museum Pit Crew: Assists with closing down the Museum at the end of the day, resetting exhibits, tidying up exhibit areas, restocking classroom kits, etc. Volunteer assists exhibit and education teams in preparing Museum and/or classrooms for the following day. Tunnel Taping: (a great opportunity for groups!) Our signature tunnels/slides are made from packing tape and require regular maintenance and retaping. This is done after-hours with groups of 8-14 adults.
Administrative and Clerical Support: Many departments in the Museum need temporary and long-term volunteer assistance with data entry, filing, mailing, shredding, and other behind-the-scenes tasks. Special Event Staff: Assist with Museum events, including Cookies (and Science) with Santa, Noon Year's Eve, and the Discovery Lab annual gala. Tasks include guest check-in, food and beverage services, and clean-up.
Special Event Volunteers: Assist with set up and execution of special events like Cookies and Science with Santa, Noon Year’s Eve, and the Discovery Lab annual gala.
Behind-the-Scenes Assistants: Prepare materials and exhibits, clean, or restock classroom kits.
Tunnel Taping Groups (8-14 People) Construct new tunnels from packing tape for our iconic network of tape tunnels.
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