Volunteer Opportunity

OMSI Featured Exhibit Interpreter Volunteer- Pixar

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OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry


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Published 5 months ago

Start Date

February 23, 2019

End Date

September 2, 2019

Time Commitment

A few hours per month

Duration

Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


POSITION SUMMARY: Volunteers in the Featured Hall share science in the context of a regularly changing exhibit. Volunteers facilitate science demonstrations and activities as well as assist on the exhibit floor with visitor needs and inquiries. Due to the changing nature of the hall, duties may vary considerably between exhibits. Below is a description of volunteer responsibilities for our current exhibit, The Science Behind Pixar, on view at OMSI February 23 – September 2, 2019. 


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Facilitate Pixar activities and demonstrations for children and adults. Demonstrations could cover a range of topics including animation, psychology, computer science, and music. 

Facilitate the exhibit introductory theater experience. 

Rotate through stations managing specific gallery spaces. 

Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from the Pixar exhibit. 

Assist staff in the development, safety, and maintenance of the hall. 


This hall provides an exciting, evolving, and changing environment. Volunteers will experience OMSI and science from an insider's perspective! 


QUALIFICATIONS: 

Skillful in facilitating exhibits and translating scientific information in an age-appropriate manner. 

Strong communication and customer service skills. 

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

Able to listen to and communicate with people of diverse backgrounds, education levels, and ages. 

Dependable and punctual. 

Self-directed and willing to take initiative. 

Must present a professional appearance. 

Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures.


VOLUNTEER BENEFITS: 

Training, professional development opportunities and a lifelong learning experience. 

Admission for the volunteer to the museum, theater, and planetarium shows as well as submarine tours. 

An OMSI Family Membership upon completion of 50 hours of volunteer service. 

Discounts in the OMSI Science Store and on-site restaurants. 

The opportunity to meet new people and learn more about science and OMSI

POSITION SUMMARY: Volunteers in the Featured Hall share science in the context of a regularly changing exhibit. Volunteers facilitate science demonstrations and activities as well as assist on the exhibit floor with visitor needs and…

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