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Tech Studio Program Volunteer

Description

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.

Additional Details

Commitment

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.

Shift choices:

  • Morning shift (9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.): Tuesday, Saturday
  • Afternoon shift (12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.): Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday

Training

Attendance at the New Volunteer Orientation session is required.