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POSITION SUMMARY:
OMSI After Dark Education Volunteers perform educational demonstrations and provide customer service at OMSI After Dark, a monthly evening event for adults ages 21 and up. Because these events have a variety of themes, duties may vary considerably. Flexibility and enthusiasm are a must! Volunteers will be able to enjoy OMSI After Dark from an insider's perspective!

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Facilitate new activities and demonstrations, ranging from arts and crafts to physics and engineering, depending on the needs of the event. 
Assist with set-up and clean-up procedures for activities and demonstrations. 
Interact with visitors to help them explore and learn from OMSI demonstrations, exhibits and lab activities.
Give clear directions and provide information about activities happening throughout the museum. 
Assist Events Educator with research and development of educational demonstrations as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS: 
Volunteers must be available on the last Wednesday evening of every month from approximately 5:30- 10:00 p.m. for OMSI After Dark for a minimum commitment of nine months. 
Strong communication and customer service skills. 
Skillful in facilitating hands-on interactions and translating scientific information accurately and age-appropriately. 
Able to maintain a calm, pleasant, and cheerful demeanor in a noisy and crowded environment. 
Able to listen and communicate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and ages. 
Dependable and punctual. 
Self-directed and willing to take initiative. 
Willing to follow OMSI rules and procedures. 
At least 21 years of age.

VOLUNTEER BENEFITS: 
Training and a lifelong learning experience. 
Admission for the volunteer to the museum, theater and planetarium shows, and 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 many new people and learn more about OMSI.

When

This opportunity starts on Dec. 28, 2018, 8:30 p.m. and ends Dec. 29, 2019, 1 a.m. EST and happens once.

Where

1945 SE Water Avenue, Portland, Oregon, 97214, USA


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