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Position Title: Volunteer Chemistry Lab Solution Specialist 

Department: Museum Education 

Reports To: Chemistry Lab Coordinator & Turbine Hall Assistant Manager

Location: OMSI - Water Ave 


POSITION SUMMARY: Visitors to the OMSI Chemistry Lab wear goggles and perform hands-on, wet chemistry experiments, view activities, and observe chemistry demonstrations. Volunteers who are comfortable with a rotating content schedule will enjoy this position! 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

● Interact with visitors to help them explore and engage with Chemistry Lab experiments and activities 

● Prepare and maintain laboratory experiments, including the appearance and functionality of experiment stations 

● Present various chemistry demonstrations, depending on comfort level, to a diverse audience of backgrounds and ages [Activity examples include Rocket Launch, Elephant Toothpaste, and Sugar Flares] 

● Assist with other duties as assigned by Chemistry Lab Educators 

KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: 

● Passion for chemistry and committed to sharing accurate scientific information ● Able to listen and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds and age levels 

● Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a variety of atmospheres 

● Self-directed and willing to take initiative 

● Dependable, punctual, communicative, and able to commit to a regular schedule ● Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures 

SCHEDULE AND SUPPORT: 

Commitment to a regular weekly or biweekly schedule (either morning or afternoon). 

Attend the following trainings or classes provided by OMSI: 

Volunteer Orientation & Emergency Protocols 

Mandatory Reporter Training 

Hazardous Communication Training 

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS: 

● Training opportunities and a lifelong learning experience 

● Admission for the volunteer to the museum exhibits and attractions based on availability 

● An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service ● Discounts in the OMSI Science Store and onsite eateries 

● The opportunity to connect with new people and learn more about OMSI 

To apply or learn more, visit our website at www.omsi.edu/volunteer or contact Volunteer Engagement at 503.239.7814 or Volunteer@omsi.edu


Position Title: Volunteer Chemistry Lab Solution Specialist 

Department: Museum Education 

Reports To: Chemistry Lab Coordinator & Turbine Hall Assistant Manager

Location: OMSI - Water Ave 


POSITION SUMMARY: Visitors to the OMSI…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    A few hours per month
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site

OMSI

1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214, USA

How to Apply

To apply or learn more, visit our website at www.omsi.edu/volunteer or contact Volunteer Engagement at 503.239.7814 or Volunteer@omsi.edu

To apply or learn more, visit our website at www.omsi.edu/volunteer or contact Volunteer Engagement at 503.239.7814 or Volunteer@omsi.edu

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