Informal Engineering and Computer Science Learning Program Volunteer
Tech Studio develops and facilitates staffed programs for visitors introducing them to the engineering design process, computational thinking, and “maker” skills and processes. Through hands-on activities and design challenges, visitors have the opportunity to think like engineers and innovators and explore how their decision-making and values shape the designed world. Tech Studio is the staffed exhibit hub of the Museum’s Blue Wing and engages over 180,000 in technology programming annually.
Volunteers will interact directly with museum visitors leading design activities in the Engineering Design Workshop and on carts throughout the Gordon Current Science and Technology Center
Volunteers will become knowledgeable of museum resources available to schools and community educators
Volunteers will present activities and interpretations introducing technical concepts (engineering, computer science, robotics) to diverse audiences using terms and models appropriate for a live audience.
Interest and enthusiasm for engineering, technology, and science education.
Highly motivated, dependable, and flexible. Interest and enthusiasm for working and interacting with diverse museum audiences.
Applicants with content knowledge in engineering, computer science and media studies are strongly encouraged to apply.
We ask that you give us a four to six month commitment, one 3.5 hour shift per week. Volunteer positions are available seven days a week.
Attendance at the New Volunteer Orientation session is required.