Cahners ComputerPlace Volunteer


ComputerPlace is a staff assisted discovery space where visitors can explore computer science topics by engaging in hand-on activities and have direct conversations with staff and volunteers on a wide range of computer related topics. Volunteer and staff interpreters play a crucial role in facilitating visitor experiences by bringing their unique voice and perspective to an exciting area of the museum.


  • Welcome visitors and facilitate their use of Cahners ComputerPlace, by engaging with visitors of all ages in the actives and in conversation about computer science topics.
  • Exercise good customer service by sharing knowledge of museum's offering, answering question, and striving to ensure that each visitor's experience is enjoyable.
  • Attend on-going training sessions (called briefings) to maintain familiarity with Cahners ComputerPlace material/procedures, current Museum exhibits/programs, and appropriate science teaching methods.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Interest or background in computer science, interpretation and education.
  • Ability to work with people of all backgrounds, abilities, and ages.
  • Demonstrated maturity, self-confidence, and reliability.
  • At this time, we are only accepting applications for this position from adults.

Additional Details


Four to six month commitment, one 3.5 hour shift per week. Shift choices include: Wednesday AM (9:30am-1pm), Thursday AM, Friday AM & PM, Saturday PM, and Sunday PM (12:30pm to 4:00 pm). No youth on weekends at this time.


  • Attendance at the New Volunteer Orientations session.
  • Multi-week ComputerPlace Interpretation Training.
  • Continuous participation in on-shift training and daily briefing sessions.

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.