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Education Programming Assistant

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Sciencenter
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Ithaca, NY
New
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Published 1 month ago

Sciencenter volunteers enjoy working flexible hours in an energetic, family-friendly environment. Volunteers receive full orientation and training and have opportunities to grow with the organization. If you have an upbeat and positive attitude, strong oral communication skills, and a passion for learning and teaching, then consider applying to become a Sciencenter volunteer today!

Programming Assistants will enhance guests’ experiences on the museum floor by:

  •  Encouraging and inviting visitor groups to explore and interact with exhibits
  •  Facilitating hands-on tabletop activities in galleries
  •  Staffing the Discovery Space
  •  Opening the Tidepool Touch Tank and facilitating guest interactions with its marine inhabitants
  •  Facilitating guest interactions with the teaching animals collection (snakes and lizards)
  •  Assisting the Education staff with activity prototyping; providing feedback
  •  Assisting with cleanliness procedures
  •  Answering basic visitor questions and offering a welcoming, approachable presence on the museum floor
  • Communicating with Sciencenter staff members about visitor questions and comments, exhibits needing repair, First Aid and other emergencies, cleanliness, and any other issues relating to visitors’ experience in the museum

 Programming Assistant volunteers may also sign up to help out with on-site Special Events or off-site Outreach, as their schedule allows.

Sciencenter volunteers enjoy working flexible hours in an energetic, family-friendly environment. Volunteers receive full orientation and training and have opportunities to grow with the organization. If you have an upbeat and…

Details at a Glance

  • Start Date
    November 25, 2021
    12:00 PM EST
    5:00 PM UTC
  • End Date
    December 31, 2022
    4:00 PM EST
    9:00 PM UTC
  • Schedule
    Weekdays
  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per week
  • Recurrence
    Recurring
  • Training Provided
  • Groups Welcome
  • International Volunteers Welcome
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Location

On-site

Sciencenter

601 1st Street, Ithaca, NY 14850, United States

How to Apply

Fill out a Volunteer Application. Or submit scan to volunteer@sciencenter.org, or by mail to:

Kimberly Griffiths, Sciencenter, 601 1st Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

Fill out a Volunteer Application. Or submit scan to volunteer@sciencenter.org, or by mail to:

Kimberly Griffiths, Sciencenter, 601 1st Street, Ithaca, NY 14850

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