Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Event Intern - Engineer It! Weekend (Unpaid)

Pacific Science Center is partnering with the National Council of Examiners for Engineering & Surveying (NCEES) to implement a weekend full of hands-on experiments, interactive activities and live demonstrations for the public.  Engineer-It! Weekend will be held August 22 – 24.  Pacific Science Center’s award-winning camps, exhibit and outreach programs and performances will be interspersed throughout Pacific Science Center’s exhibit halls and courtyard fountains. The Event Intern will play a pivotal role in ensuring the exhibitor and guest experience is positive.
 

The Event Intern will communicate with exhibitors, gain hands-on event production experience, and be a valued member of a busy team amongst other exciting responsibilities.  At the internship’s conclusion, the intern should have gained valuable event production experience while strengthening their resume. This is a great opportunity for students who want to positively impact a nonprofit while exploring a career in Event Production.  Interns may also receive college credit depending on their school’s requirements and guidelines.

Reports to: Event Supervisor
Position Start Date: May-June 2014 (start date is flexible)
Position End Date: End of August
Time Commitment: Flexible, ideally 10-15 hours per week, 20-30 hours week of event


Job Duties
• Utilize software to assist with the exhibitor in-take process and communicate with a diverse range of exhibitors
• Assist with exhibit needs, facility requests, recruiting event staffing support (employees and volunteers)
• During Engineer It! Weekend, work with volunteers & facilitate the scientist check-in process
• Event set-up & take down
• Review and edit event materials including press releases
• Other duties assigned


Learning Opportunities
• Strengthen communication and customer service skills through diverse interactions with exhibitors, volunteers, staff, and general public
• Develop high-level administrative and creativity skills associated with executing a large-scale public event
• Demonstrate event productions and leadership skills while working in a team environment
• Gain insight into the inner-workings of Pacific Science Center


Position Requirements
• Current college or graduate student with an interest in public programming and producing community-wide events
• Must be onsite August 22 & 23, 2014 and work in the office the week of the event
• Strong skills in Microsoft Office
• Must have very strong attention to detail
• Excellent customer service skills
• Experience editing, writing, and/or strong grammar skills preferred
• Track record of working well within a team environment
• Enthusiasm for science and science education
• Courteous, professional manner
• Smiling team player with a pleasant disposition and service orientation
• Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check


TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title “Events Internship”)

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Promotions & Marketing Intern (Unpaid)

Pacific Science Center’s award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus. Summer is particularly busy as our guest numbers rise and our presence at local events increase.  The promotions demands within our Marketing department also rise in the summer.  Our Marketing department has an exciting internship opportunity for a student interested in developing their promotions and marketing experience. 

The Promotions Intern will help strategize promotional events, support event volunteers and market the Science Center amongst other exciting responsibilities.  At the internship’s conclusion, the intern should have gained valuable promotions and marketing skills while strengthening their resume. This is a great opportunity for students who want to positively impact a nonprofit while exploring a career in Promotions and Marketing. Interns may also receive college credit depending on their school’s requirements and guidelines.

Reports To: Education Marketing Coordinator
Position Start Date: June, 2014 (start date flexible)
Position End Date: Minimum of 10-weeks, ideal candidates will commit through the end of summer
Time Commitment: 9-15 hours a week, split between weekend event work and weekday work in the office.  Availability on Tuesday mornings is also required.


Job Duties
• Assist with the planning associated with Pacific Science Center’s presence at various off-site fairs, festivals and events (past events include Youngershoot at Bumbershoot, Seafair Milk Carton Derby and more)
• Serve as point of contact for external fair, festival and event organizers
• Effectively orient and schedule event volunteers that help staff off-site events
• Positively represent the Science Center at off-site events
• Manage set-up and tear-down at various off-site events
• Work with Graphic Design team to create summer promotional collateral
• Create calendar listings and contribute to Pacific Science Center’s weekly e-newsletter (100,000+ recipients)
• Brainstorm cost-effective guerilla marketing tactics that can be implemented throughout the summer
• Participate in weekly Marketing & Communications Division meetings (held on Tuesday mornings)
• Assist as needed with department’s administrative tasks
• Other duties as assigned


Learning Opportunities
• Strengthen communication and customer service skills through diverse interactions with Science Center staff, event volunteers, and the general public
• Develop high-level administrative and creativity skills associated with working in a busy Marketing department
• Demonstrate promotions planning and leadership skills while working in a team environment
• Gain insight into the inner-workings of a large nonprofit educational institution


Position Requirements
• Candidates must be current college or graduate students
• Flexible and willing to take on a variety of tasks
• High level of energy, enthusiasm and initiative
• Works well independently, as well as part of a team and can react accordingly to the Science Center’s fast-paced nature
• Strong customer service skills and excellent written and oral communication skills
• Pass a criminal background check
• Provide 3 references
• Candidates working towards a degree in Marketing, Public Relations or Communications strongly preferred
• Experience in promotional events a plus
• Must be willing to work weekends


TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title “Promotions & Marketing Intern.”

Pacific Science Center

We are an independent, nonprofit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs in every county of Washington state and beyond. 

Pacific Science Center is an equal-opportunity employer.  We value diversity and it is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.  Pacific Science Center does not discriminate on the basis of any trait as protected by law such as age, race, gender, veteran status, or disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or other activities. 

Friday, July 19, 2013

Volunteer Program Internship (Unpaid)

Pacific Science Center’s 300+ volunteers are integrated into all seven Science Center Divisions.  Volunteer roles vary greatly from behind-the-scenes office support to more visitor focused roles to virtual volunteering and more.  All volunteers support the shared mission of inspiring a lifelong interest in science, math, and technology.  In order to effectively manage volunteers, the Volunteer Program strives to ensure each volunteer has an accurate volunteer position description.  At this time, some volunteers do not have written position descriptions and several need updating.  Creating clear and accurate volunteer position descriptions is a volunteer management cornerstone.   

The Volunteer Program intern will evaluate current position descriptions, as well as develop new ones.  The Intern will research volunteer position description trends.  In addition, the Intern will have the opportunity to work closely with various Volunteer Supervisors when editing and creating new volunteer position descriptions.  The intern will also have the opportunity to provide general database support throughout the internship.  These are valuable skills for anyone interested in working with volunteers or working within museums.  At the internship’s conclusion, the intern will have gained valuable volunteer administration, communication, and database skills, as well as strengthened their resume.

Reports To: Volunteer Talent Manager
Position Start Date: June, 2014 (summer quarter)
Position End Date: Ideal candidate will commit at least 10 weeks
Time Commitment: Flexible, ideally 9 hours a week

Job Duties
• Research existing volunteer position description trends
• Evaluate Science Center volunteer position descriptions and improve upon existing ones
• Collaborate with Volunteer Supervisors on creating written volunteer positions
• Update volunteer database records (Volgistics database)
• Other duties as assigned


Learning Opportunities
• Strengthen written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills through diverse interactions with Volunteer Supervisors
• Develop high-level administrative skills associated with managing large volumes of volunteer data using Volgistics software
• Demonstrate volunteer management and leadership skills
• Gain insight into the inner-workings of Pacific Science Center


Position Requirements
• Current college or graduate student, ideally pursuing a degree in Museology, Non-Profit Administration, Arts Administration, Education, Project Management, or related field
• Strong skills in word processing, desktop publishing and document production
• Must have very strong attention to detail
• Excellent customer service skills
• Track record of working well in a team environment
• Enthusiasm for working with volunteers
• Courteous professional manner
• Smiling team player, with a pleasant disposition and service orientation
• Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check 


TO APPLY:  Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title “Volunteer Program Intern.”
Pacific Science Center

We are an independent, not-for-profit educational institution that inspires lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs in every county of Washington state and beyond. 

Pacific Science Center is an equal-opportunity employer.  We value diversity and it is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.  Pacific Science Center does not discriminate on the basis of any trait as protected by law such as age, race, gender, veteran status, or disability in admission or access to, or employment in, its programs or other activities. 

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Maker Space Facilitator Volunteer (Adult Program)

Do you love making things, tinkering with objects, building with mechanical parts, or experimenting with electronics? How about sharing your passion for making things with others?  Pacific Science Center seeks creative volunteers to assist inside a brand-new Maker Space. This prototype Maker Space is named The LabThe Lab aims to inspire visitors of all ages to make - using their hands, provided tools, and imaginations! 

Maker Space Facilitator Volunteers will test new experiential open-ended maker activities with the public inside The Lab.  They will also have the chance to help shape this prototype space by providing valuable feedback and ideas at planning meetings. Additional duties include guest greeting, managing crowd control, assisting with rule enforcement and more! Creative, outgoing, and enthusiastic individuals that like sharing with others are well suited for this position.  We ask that volunteers make a minimum 6-month commitment, as well as be available for at least two shifts a month. 

TO APPLY: Apply online at the bottom of the volunteer page, here.


Reports To: Manager of Exhibit Development
Time Commitment: At least 2 shifts per month for a minimum of 6 months. Ideally volunteers will commit to one shift a week.  Volunteers will also be invited to contribute at additional planning meetings.
Schedule: Volunteers are currently needed for Friday afternoons


Job Duties
• Facilitate activities for children, families and the general public around making things (activities may include gravity maze, aerodynamics, origami and more!)
• Welcome visitors to The Lab
• Maintain a safe environment within The Lab and ensure it is neat and clean for visitors
• Assist visitors by providing directions to specific locations and exhibits
• Prep activity materials
• Attend and contribute during periodic The Lab trainings and planning meetings
• Other duties as assigned


Required
• Enjoy interacting with children, families, and the general public
• Passion for making things through robotics, electronics, metalworking, woodworking, sewing, or arts and crafts and an enthusiasm for learning new skills
• Attend agreed upon trainings
• Commit to at least 6-months and to volunteer a minimum of 2-shifts a month
• 18+ years old 
• Pass a criminal background check
• Provide three references (one or more being a professional reference)


Abilities and Personal Characteristics
• Creative and enthusiastic to learn new maker activities
• Courteous professional manner
• Ability to exercise sound judgment and flexibility should difficult situations arise
• Excellent oral communication skills
• Ability to present oneself in a professional manner with regards to personal appearance and hygiene
• Smiling team player, with a pleasant disposition and service orientation


Pacific Science Center inspires a lifelong interest in science, math and technology by engaging diverse communities through interactive and innovative exhibits and programs.

Pacific Science Center is an equal-opportunity employer.
We value diversity and it is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.