Design Challenges Program Volunteer
DescriptionDesign Challenges is an engineering education program introducing students and their families to the concepts and ideas of the engineering design process. Through 20-minute hands-on activities, the program supports the Museum’s new engineering and technology initiatives, and aims to link the Museum’s exhibits and programming in the core science to emerging technology topics. Design Challenges volunteers help visitors through the design process as they brainstorm, build, test and improve a prototype solution to a given problem.
ResponsibilitiesDesign Challenges volunteers will work alongside the Design Challenges Program Manager and other educators facilitating the program in the Engineering Design Workshop presenting activities to school field trip groups and other museum guests. Volunteers facilitate design challenge activities, help with day-to-day operations of the Engineering Design Workshop space (tracking visitors, prepping materials, etc), and share information with guests about the museums exhibit halls and educator offerings.
BOTH ADULTS AND YOUTH ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY!
*One 3-4 hour shift per week for at least four to six months.
The following shifts are open:
*Attendance at a Mandatory New Volunteer Orientation session
*During the beginning of the placement the volunteer will complete training that will introduce them to the Museum and give them practice in interpretation skills
How To Apply
Become part of our volunteer team! To apply, please print the appropriate volunteer application below, complete it, and mail it to our Office of Volunteer Services:
Mail to:Office of Volunteer Services Museum of Science Science Park Boston, MA 02114-1099
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Museum of Science seeks to recruit, hire, develop, promote, and retain individuals from racially and culturally diverse backgrounds and persons with disabilities. We strive to create and sustain a more affirming environment for all staff, interns, volunteers, trustees and overseers. We value expertise gained at the Museum and encourage professional development and career growth.