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Hall of Human Life Exploration Hub Volunteer

Description

The Hall of Human Life volunteer will interpret through demonstrations at the Exploration Hub and around the exhibition topics that cover Hall of Human Life themes about how humans have changed and are changing in a fluctuating environment. Volunteers will learn a wide variety of different demonstrations of anatomy, physiology, animal models and genetics, to illustrate the human variability and all the ways that environments impact that variability. Volunteers who are eager to learn about human biology and health will acquire the necessary knowledge to be able to stimulate the curiosity of visitors of any age or background.

Responsibilities

  • Through demonstrations communicate the goals and messages of the Hall of Human Life specifically and the Museum Mission in general.
  • Volunteers will attend half hour professional development sessions that occur during the first half hour of each weekly shift to maintain familiarity and learn new interpretations, new exhibits in the Hall of Human Life, new exhibits in the Museum, science teaching methods, and general science topics.
  • Exercise good customer service by sharing knowledge of the Museum's offerings, answering questions and striving to ensure that each visitor's experience is enjoyable. Welcome visitors and facilitate their use of the exhibits throughout the Hall of Human Life.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Familiarity with computers and Google Docs along with other technologies used to deliver content
  • Interest in human biology, human health issues, and evolution
  • Commitment to informal science education
  • Excellent communication skills, which includes public speaking Enthusiasm and reliability

Additional Details

Commitment

A minimum commitment of six months, one 3.5 hour shift per week. Volunteer positions are available seven days a week. Shift choices: morning shift 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. or afternoon shift 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Volunteers will spend their first eight to ten shifts learning 3-4 demonstrations, which include equipment and content.

Training

Attendance at the New Volunteer Orientation session is required.