Saturday, April 4, 2015

National Volunteer Week: April 12 - 18, 2015
Participating Reciprocal Admission Organizations

Asian Art Museum
1400 E Prospect Street in Volunteer Park (Capitol Hill), Seattle
Information: 206.654.3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday – Sunday, open until 9 pm Thursday, closed Monday and Tuesday
Special Exhibits: Conceal/Reveal: Making Meaning in Chinese Art; Indo-Persian Art at the Crossroads

Bainbridge Island Museum of Art
550 Winslow Way East, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110
Information: info@biartmuseum.org, 206.451.4000, or www.biartmuseum.org
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm
Mission: The Bainbridge Island Museum of Art is an educational institution whose mission is to engage a diverse population with the art and craft of our region and our time.
Exhibitions: Rosalyn Gale Powell: Garden Path; The Art of Furniture 1; Raymond Gendreau: Photographs; Cut & Bent; Artist's Books: Chapter Four; Miniature Books: Collection of Margot Amestoy; Heikki Seppa: New Acquisitions; Small Worlds; Selections from the Permanent Collection
Admission to BIMA is always free. Present your volunteer badge to receive: 10% off in the Museum Store and buy an entrée and get a free dessert in the BIMA Bistro.

Bellevue Arts Museum
510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004
Information: http://www.bellevuearts.org or 425.519.0770
Mission: Bellevue Arts Museum is a leading destination in the Pacific Northwest to experience art, craft, and design. BAM engages the community through exhibitions, programs, and publications, featuring regional, national, and international artists.
Hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 11am - 6pm; Free First Friday: 11am - 8pm; Daily tour at 1pm
Exhibitions: Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass; Read My Pins: The Madeleine Albright Collection; The New Frontier: Young Designer-Makers in the Pacific Northwest (opens April 17); Jana Brevick: This Infinity Fits in My Hand (opens April 17)

Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
Located on the University of Washington’s Seattle Campus at the corner of NE 45th St and 17th Ave NE.
Information: 206.543.5590 or www.burkemuseum.org
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm daily, Free parking Saturday after 12pm and all day Sunday.
The Burke Museum is the Washington State museum of natural history and cultural. We connect objects and people to reveal stories essential for understanding our past, present, and future. Visit and explore the evolution of our state's geology, biology, and archaeology. Learn about seventeen different Pacific Rim cultures and how they adapt and remain vibrant in a changing modern world.
Current Special Exhibit: Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired showcases how today's artists learn from past generations. The exhibit features 30 new works by contemporary Native artists, paired with historic pieces from the Burke Museum that artists identified as key to their learning.
Thanks to the community's support, the Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask that inspired the Seahawks logo is in Seattle for everyone to see as part of the Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired exhibition!

Center for Wooden Boats
Located on the docks just East of MOHAI in South Lake Union, 1010 Valley Street, Seattle, WA 98109
Information: 206-382-2628 or www.cwb.org
Hours: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. daily | Boat Rental Hours: 10:00am – 5:00pm Saturday and Sunday
Featured Exhibition: Highliners: Boats of the Century, an exhibit honoring the centennial of the Longline Fishing Fleet.

Children's Museum of Tacoma
1501 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma WA 90402
Information: www.playtacoma.org or 253.627.6031
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday - Sunday, Third Thursday of the month open until 7 pm. Member Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Monday, 9 am - 10 am Friday & Saturday. All adults must be accompanied by a child. Adults can request a tour by calling 253.627.6031.

EMP Museum
Located in the stunning Frank O. Gehry building at the base of the Space Needle at 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle, 98109
Information: 206-770-2700 or EMPmuseum.org.
Hours: 10:00am–5:00pm daily (extended hours April 11–18, 2015: 10:00am - 7:00pm).
Featured Exhibitions: Infinite Worlds of Science Fiction, Fantasy: Worlds of Myth and Magic, Nirvana: Taking Punk to the Masses, We Are 12: The Seattle Seahawks and the Road to Victory, Indie Game Revolution.
Special Exhibitions: Rebel, Jedi, Princess, Queen: Star Wars™ and the Power of Costume (requires special exhibition ticket purchase).

Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Avenue, on First Hill, Seattle, WA 98104
Information: http://fryemuseum.org/; info@fryemuseum.org; 206 622 9250
Hours: Tuesday–Sunday 11 am–5 pm; Open Later Thursday 11 am–7 pm; Closed Monday
Admission to the Frye is always free. Present your volunteer badge to receive a:
* 10% discount in the Museum Store
* 10% discount in the gallery cafe
Call 206 432 8288 or email tickets@fryemuseum.org for advanced registration to any of our free public programs throughout the month of April:
*Sunday, April 19, 2–3 pm, Seattle Opera Preview Lecture of Ariadne http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5699/
* Sunday, April 26, 2–3:30 pm, Discourse in New Media, Lecture with Rodrigo Valenzuela http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5827/

Hands On Children’s Museum
414 Jefferson St. NE, Olympia WA 98501
Information: 360.956.0818 or www.hocm.org
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Sunday & Monday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Visit the premier family destination in the Northwest! The award-winning Hands On hildren’s Museum has 28,000-square feet of learning and fun PLUS a half-acre Outdoor Discovery Center. Built in 2012, the museum has eight galleries and 150+ exciting exhibits to rekindle your sense of wonder! The museum is open 7 days a week and is located on Olympia’s East Bay, with easy access to and from I-5.

Harbor History Museum
Located on the waterfront in downtown Gig Harbor, 4121 Harborview Drive, Gig Harbor, WA 98335
Information: 253-858-6722 or www.harborhistorymuseum.org
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sundays Noon-4:00
Experience history like never before while exploring the Harbor History Museum! From an interactive gallery exploring the rich history of the harbor to a restored one-room school house from 1893 to the Maritime Gallery highlighting the 65 foot fishing vessel The Shenandoah (currently undergoing restoration) the museum promises to be a memorable adventure for all ages. Additionally, the temporary gallery features our newest exhibit, Instant Replay, focusing on the role of sports and recreation in the Gig Harbor community. Indulge in a bit of fun as we utilize our gallery space in new ways to provide hands-on learning, while exploring what sports and recreation looked like in the early 1900’s.

Henry Art Gallery
15th Ave NE and NE 41st St (on the University of Washington campus), Seattle, 98105
Information: www.henryart.org or 206.543.2280
Hours: 11 am – 4 pm Wednesday - Sunday (to 9 pm Thursday and Friday), Closed Monday & Tuesday Exhibitions: Ann Hamilton: the common S E N S E
The only museum dedicated to contemporary art in our region, the Henry is internationally recognized for our groundbreaking exhibitions, for being on the edge of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere and sponsor new works by artists of note. Through individual experiences with art, we inspire visitors to upend their expectations and discover surprising connections.

Historic Flight Foundation
10719 Bernie Webber Drive, Mukilteo, WA 98275
Information: 425 348 3200, www.historicflight.org
Hours: 10am-5pm, Tuesday - Sunday

Imagine Children's Museum
1502 Wall Street – Everett, WA 98201
Phone: 425.258.1006 x1023 – Fax: 425.258.5406
www.ImagineCM.org
Hours: Monday – CLOSED, Tuesday/Wednesday 9:00 am – 5 pm, Thursday/Friday/Saturday 10:00 am – 5 pm, and
Sunday 11:00 am – 5:00 pm. All adults must be accompanied by a child.

Issaquah History Museums
Information: www.issaquahhistory.org or 425-392-3500
Gilman Town Hall Museum
165 SE Andrews Street, Issaquah, WA 98027
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Features a permanent exhibit called In This Valley: The Story of Our Town

Issaquah Depot Museum
78 First Ave. NE, Issaquah, WA 98027
Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Friday, Saturday, Sunday
The city’s train depot was built in 1889, and now holds a museum with exhibits that explore the industrial revolution, travel, communication, and the early economic development of Issaquah. Many of the displays include interactive elements.

Job Carr Cabin Museum
2350 N 30th St, Tacoma WA 98403
Information: www.jobcarrmuseum.org or 253.627.5405
Hours: Wednesday – Saturday 1pm – 4pm
Admission: Always FREE
Job Carr Cabin Museum is bringing Tacoma’s birthplace to life through interactive learning for elementary students and our community.

KidsQuest Children’s Museum
Located off the I-405 & I-90 interchange, inside of The Marketplace at Factoria (Formerly The Factoria Mall), at 4091 Factoria Mall SE, Bellevue, WA 98006
Information: www.kidsquestmuseum.org or 425.637.8100
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursday & Friday 10 am–8 pm, Saturday 10 am–5 pm, Sunday 12–5 pm
Present your Volunteer Badge and receive one free admission and a 10% discount in the ExploreStore

Lakewold Gardens
12317 Gravelly Lake Drive SW, Lakewood, WA 98499
Information: www.lakewoldgardens.org or 253-584-4106
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10am-4pm, closed Monday-Tuesday
Mission: To preserve and enhance Lakewold Gardens as a historic estate garden of world class distinction, offering each visitor an inspirational experience through growth and learning in a profoundly unique setting.
The gardens offer landscape architecture by Thomas Church surrounded by rare and native plants, State Champion trees, over 900 rhododendrons, 30 Japanese maples and stunning statuary on 10 acres. Lakewold is both a Washington State historic landmark and National Historic Site.
Featured garden area: The newly completed Don & Mary Williams Garden Room, which combines trees and space concepts found in Asian gardening styles with northwest native plants.

LeMay – America’s Car Museum
2702 East D St, Tacoma, WA 98421
Information: www.lemaymuseum.org or 253.779.8490
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm daily
LeMay – America’s Car Museum (A M) spotlights America’s love affair with the automobile. Featuring a nine-acre campus with a four-story museum as the centerpiece, A M is one of the world’s largest auto museums and attractions.

LeMay Family Collection at Marymount
325 152nd ST E, Tacoma, WA 98445
Information: 253.272.2336 or www.lemaymarymount.org or info@lemaymarymount.org
Hours: 10am–5pm Tuesday–Saturday, 12pm-5pm Sunday; closed Monday
Over 500 vintage vehicles on display in 3 buildings. Guided tours offered on-the-hour and last approx. 2 hours.

Log House Museum
3003 61st Ave SW Seattle, WA 98116
Information: 206.938.5293 or loghousemuseum.info
Hours: Thurs-Sun Noon-4pm
Admission: Always free. Present Volunteer Badge for 15% off in the gift shop and Discount on membership. Currently showing Totem Tales: Stories of Totem Poles in West Seattle

The Museum of Flight
9404 E Marginal Way S (Boeing Field), Seattle
Information: 206.764.5720 or www.museumofflight.org
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm daily; with free admission on the first Thursday of each month from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 pm. The independent, non-profit Museum of Flight is one of the largest air and space museums in the world, attracting more than 500,000 visitors annually. The Museum’s collection includes over 150 historically significant air- and spacecraft, as well as the Red Barn – the original manufacturing facility of The Boeing Co. and the one-of-a-kind NASA Space Shuttle Trainer used to train every space shuttle astronaut since the inception of the program.

Museum of Glass
1801 Dock Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Information: museumofglass.org or 253.284.4750
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Wednesday - Saturday, 12 – 5 pm Sundays
Museum of Glass provides a dynamic learning environment to appreciate the medium of glass through creative experiences, collections and exhibitions.
Exhibitions: Chihuly Drawings; Kids Design Glass Too; Patra Passage; Joe Rossano: Vanity and Made at Museum: Pieces from the Visiting Artist Series. Installations: Fluent Steps by Martin Blank

Museum of History & Industry (MOHAI)
860 Terry Ave N
Information: 206.324.1126 or www.mohai.org
Hours: 9 am – 5 pm daily open until 8 pm on Thursdays
Permanent Exhibits: True Northwest: The Seattle Journey and Maritime Seattle.
Temporary Exhibits: American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition and A Place at the Table: Over 100 Years of Greek Restaurants, Culture and the Entrepreneurial Spirit. More information on exhibits can be found at http://www.mohai.org/exhibits

Naval Undersea Museum
Located at the East end of highway 308
1 Garnett Way, Keyport WA 98345
Information: 360.396.5807 or www.NavalUnderseaMuseum.org
Hours: Open 10:00 am until 4:00 pm - closed on Tuesdays

Nordic Heritage Museum
3014 NW 67th Street, Seattle 98117
Information: 206.789. 5707 or www.nordicmuseum.org
Hours: 10am - 4pm Tuesday - Saturday; 12 - 4pm Sunday, closed Monday
Special Exhibitions: Finland: Designed Environments; Diana Velasco: Dual Exposures

Northwest African American Museum
2300 South Massachusetts Street, Seattle 98144
Information: 206.518.6000 or www.naamnw.org
Hours: Monday and Tuesday: Closed, Wednesday and Friday-Sunday: 11:00 am-5:00 pm, Thursday: 11:00 am-7:00 pm
Special Exhibits: Funky Turns 40: Black Character Animation Art from Black Cartoons of the 1970s.

Northwest Railway Museum's Snoqualmie Valley Railroad
38625 SE King Street, Snoqualmie
Information: 425.888.3030 or www.trainmuseum.org or info@trainmuseum.org
Hours: Depart Snoqualmie Depot 11:30, 1:00, and 2:30pm or depart North Bend Depot 12:00noon and 1:30pm and 3pm. Free 70 minute round-trip scenic train excursion from historic Snoqualmie to North Bend and the top of Snoqualmie Falls. Please call for directions to Snoqualmie or North Bend Depot. Driving directions are available on the website. Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 4 & 5 and 11& 12 only.

Northwest Trek
11610 Trek Drive East Eatonville WA 98328
Information: 360.832.6117 or at www.nwtrek.org
Hours: 9:30 am - 4 pm daily
Tram tours of the Free Roaming Area depart every hour

Olympic Sculpture Park
2901 Western Avenue, Seattle
Information: 206.654.3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org
Hours: Park open daily, sunrise to sunset; pavilion open Tuesday - Sunday 10 am - 4 pm.
Special Exhibit: Sam Vernon

Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Ave N, Seattle 98109
Information: 206.443.2001 or www.pacificsciencecenter.org
Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am – 5 pm, Saturday and Sunday 10 am – 6 pm
Exhibits: Professor Wellbody’s Academy of Health & Wellness, Dinosaurs: A Journey Through Time, Tropical Butterfly House, Science On a Sphere, Portal to Current Research, Insect Village, Animal Exhibits, and more!
Free entrance to general PSC exhibits; Entrance to IMAX movies, Laserdome, Planetarium, and Pompeii: The Exhibition have additional fees (see website for the cost details).

Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
5400 N Pearl St, Tacoma WA 98407
Information: 253.591.5337 or www.pdza.org
Hours: March 1 – April 30, 9:30 am - 4 pm daily

Puget Sound Navy Museum
Located next to the Bremerton Ferry Terminal, 251 1st St, Bremerton, 98337
Information: 360.479.7447 or www.PugetSoundNavyMuseum.org
Hours: Monday - Sunday 10 am – 4 pm (Closed Tuesdays)

Renton History Museum
235 Mill Ave S, Renton, WA 98057
Information: 425.255.2330
Hours: 10 am – 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday
Special Exhibits: Furry Friends: From Fads to Family.

Seattle Aquarium
1483 Alaskan Way (Pier 59, downtown waterfront), Seattle
Information: 206.386.4342, k.bettis@seattleaquarium.org, www.seattleaquarium.org
Hours: Open daily from 9:30 am – 5 pm
Must show volunteer name badge for admission. – Tues, Wed & Thurs, April 14-16 only.

Seattle Art Museum
1300 First Avenue, Seattle
Information: 206.654.3100 or www.seattleartmuseum.org
Hours: 10 am - 5 pm Wednesday – Sunday, open until 9 pm Thursday, closed Monday and Tuesday
Special Exhibits: Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection; Seattle Collects: Northwest Coast Native Art; Cool Objectivity; The Duchamp Effect

Seattle Chinese Garden
6000 16th Ave SW (next to South Seattle Community College North Parking Lot), Seattle WA 98106
Information: 206.934.5219 or info@seattlechinesegarden.org; or www.seattlechinesegarden.org
Hours: 11:30 am – 5:00 pm Tuesday - Sunday (closed only on Mondays).
To arrange a complementary tour, contact Dewey Webster, deweywebster@cablespeed.com, 206.953.2567.

Seattle Parks and Recreation Pools
Ballard Pool, 1471 NW 67th St, 206.684.4094
Medgar Evers Pool, 500 23rd Ave, 206.684.4766
Madison Pool, 13401 Meridian Ave N, 206.684.4979
Meadowbrook Pool, 10515 35th Ave NE, 206.684.4989
Queen Anne Pool, 1920 1st Ave W, 206.386.4282
Rainier Beach Pool, 8825 Rainier Beach Ave S, 206.386.1925
Southwest Pool, 2801 SW Thistle, 206.684.7440
One swim during Family, Public or Lap swims. Times vary; schedule information available at
http://seattle.gov/parks/aquatics/currentschedule.htm

Shoreline Pool
19030 1st Avenue NE, Shoreline, WA 98155 Information: 206.801.2650 or www.shorelinewa.gov
Hours: Monday – Friday 5:30 am – 8:45 pm; Saturday & Sunday 11:30 am – 3:00 pm
Free swim during public or family swim; please call to confirm “public swim” schedule.

Snoqualmie Valley Historical Museum
320 Bendigo Blvd S, North Bend, 98045
Information: 425.888.3200 or www.snoqualmievalleymuseum.org
Hours: 1 – 5 pm Saturday through Tuesday, closed Wednesday through Friday Special Exhibits: Snoqualmie Pass: Footpath to Freeway. Volunteers may request a free copy of one of our issues of Snoqualmie Valley History Magazine.

South Sound Estuarium, a marine life discovery center
309 State Ave NE, Olympia, WA 98501
Information: 360.915.0733 or www.sseacenter.org
Open Saturdays and Sundays, 11 am to 4 pm

Spartan Recreation Center
202 NE 185th St, Shoreline, WA 98155
Information: 206.801.2600 or www.shorelinewa.gov
Hours: Monday – Thursday 8:00 am – 9:00 pm, Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm  Free visit to weight room with aerobic equipment during open hours.

Tacoma Art Museum
1701 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma
Information: 253.272.4258 or www.TacomaArtMuseum.org
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 am – 5 pm, Thursdays (from March – July) 10 am – 8 pm
Special Exhibitions: Dale Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum, Art of the American West: The Haub Family Collection, Northwest in the West: Exploring our Roots, Eloquent Objects: Georgia O’Keeffe and Still-Life Art in New Mexico

Washington State History Museum
1911 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma (downtown)
Information: 1-888-BE-THERE; www.washingtonhistory.org
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM; 3rd Thursday open until 8 PM with FREE admission from 2 – 8 pm including Scholarly Selections talk at 6:30 PM
Special Exhibits: Living in the Shadows: Volcanoes of Washington, Pomp & Circumstance: The Clothing of Transformation. Permanent Exhibits: Great Hall of Washington History, History Lab, Model Railroad. Visit our website for more information. Our Museum Store will offer a 10% discount to all visiting volunteers. We welcome volunteers (with I.D.) to visit all week. Go to our website washingtonhistory.org for more details.

Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience
719 South King Street, Seattle 98104
Information: 206.623.5124 or www.wingluke.org
Hours: 10 am – 5 pm Tues - Sun
Current Special Exhibitions: “Do You Know Bruce?” The New Bruce Lee Exhibit, Bojagi: Unwrapping Korean American Identities, Art in Motion, Belonging: Before and After the Immigration Act of 1965, and New Years All Year Round.
Free admission to galleries only. Historic Hotel Tour upgrade available ($6.95-$9.95)

Woodland Park Zoo
South Entrance: N 50th St & Fremont Ave N
West Entrance: Phinney Ave. N. between N 55th & N 56th Sts.
Information: 206.548.2500; www.zoo.org.
Hours: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm daily
Woodland Park Zoo is hailed as one of the finest zoos in the world for its award-winning naturalistic exhibits. More than 300 animal species from around the world and a thousand plant species are displayed in the 92-acre botanical garden. And, the zoo is just minutes from downtown Seattle!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Special Event Volunteer

Pacific Science Center brings science to life. Our award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus.  Many people interact with Pacific Science Center through attending our year-round special events.  Such events include: science exhibit openings, Science on Wheels evening programming, and various off-site summer fairs and festivals.

Special Event volunteers play a vital role in executing these events.  Volunteer’s roles vary and may include welcoming guests, setting-up tables and chairs, checking-in guests, staffing information tables, and more!  Hours vary, but primarily take place during weekends and evenings.  This is the perfect opportunity for anyone interested in contributing to our dynamic events and furthering our mission to bring science to life.    

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

Reports To: Various events staff
Schedule: Must commit to a minimum of one shift a quarter, ideally would commit to at least one shift a month.  Shifts are primarily offered on weekend and evenings.

Job Duties
• Act as a Pacific Science Center ambassador at events
• Foster a welcoming environment for event guests and proactively assist guests with directional and informational questions
• Support key event operations, such as setting-up, checking-in guests/volunteer, tearing-down and more!
• Learn about Science Center educational and programming offerings and share this knowledge with event guests
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
• Excellent customer service skills
• Enjoy interacting with children, families, and the general public of diverse backgrounds
• Commit to at least 6-months and to volunteer a minimum of 1-shift quarterly
• 18+ years old
• Pass a criminal background check and reference check

Abilities and Personal Characteristics
• Warm and 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

Benefits to Volunteer
• Science Center passes to exhibits
• Opportunity to share your knowledge and skills
• Add to your resume and explore new careers
• Elevate your current skill set and showcase your talent
• Expand your network of contacts and raise your visibility
• Experience leadership and be part of a great team
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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.
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Science Interpretation Program Volunteer

Science Interpretation Program Volunteer

Pacific Science Center brings science to life. Our award-winning, interactive programs reach more than 1.3 million people around the state each year — in their communities, classrooms and on our campus.  Interactive exhibits, planetarium shows, dynamic live science stage performances and engaging interpretive carts are just some of the educational offerings guest’s experience.  These many educational offerings need the on-going daily support of volunteers.  The Science Interpretation programs are delivered by Science Educator staff, teen Discovery Corps members and Program volunteers.

Science Interpretation Program volunteers play pivotal roles for our guests and staff by providing superior customer service, operational assistance, school group support, and skilled science interpretation.  Through this key role, volunteers help ensure guests are impacted by our mission. After volunteering for 6-months, Science Interpretation Program volunteers may be invited to volunteer in other capacities – including high level science interpretation delivery, program and content development, or advanced operational support.

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

Reports To: Science Interpretive Staff Coordinator
Position Start Date: Interviews will be held mid-May. Mandatory three day training will be held on June 13, 20, and 27, 2015. Your shifts can begin soon after!
Schedule: Must commit to a minimum of one shift every two weeks, one shift weekly is preferred. Shifts are 9:30 am – 2:00 pm or 1:30 pm – 5:00 pm. Shifts are available every day of the week.  Weekday shifts are needed most. Shift times may vary during peak seasons.
Training: Volunteers will attend 3 full-day training sessions.  Volunteers must attend all three sessions to be considered active.  Training sessions will be held on June 13, 20, and 27, 2015 from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. No alternative training dates will be held.  Lunch is included and we can provide bus or parking passes.

Job Duties
• Learn about Science Center educational offerings and share this knowledge with guests
• Foster a welcoming environment for guests and proactively assist guests with directional and informational questions
• Support key daily operational procedures (ex: using walkie-talkies, line-control, assisting with lost parties, etc.)
• Assist Science Educator staff with school group greeting and way-finding
• Provide superior customer service and science interpretation at key locations including Puget Sound Saltwater Tide Pool, Tropical Butterfly House entrance, and travelling exhibits (when applicable)
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
• Enjoy interacting with children, families, and the general public of diverse backgrounds
• Passion for science and informal science education
• Attend agreed upon trainings
• Must be able to work comfortably on ones feet as majority of shift will involve standing and walking
• Commit to at least 6-months and to volunteer a minimum of 2-shifts a month
• 18+ years old
• Pass a criminal background check and reference check

Abilities and Personal Characteristics
• Enthusiasm for learning new things
• Warm and 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

Benefits
• A Science Center membership after three months
• Bus or parking passes
• Opportunity to share your knowledge and skills
• Add to your resume and explore new careers
• Elevate your current skill set and showcase your talent
• Expand your network of contacts and raise your visibility
• Experience leadership and be part of a great team

________________________________________
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.  It is expressed in all aspects, from the people and communities we serve to our organizational culture and our employees.
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Maker Space Facilitator Volunteer

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 Tinker Tank.  Tinker Tank 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 Tinker Tank.  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.

Application can be found 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 scheduled on Fridays from 12:30 pm – 5 pm
Training: Volunteers must attend an all-day training. Date TBA.

Job Duties
• Facilitate activities for children, families and the general public around making things (activities may include Keva Blocks, aerodynamics, circuit boards,origami and more!)
• Welcome visitors to Tinker Tank
• Maintain a safe environment within Tinker Tank 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 Tinker Tank trainings and planning meetings
• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills
• 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

Benefits
• A Science Center membership after three months of volunteering
• Bus or parking passes
• Opportunity to share your knowledge and skills
• Add to your resume and explore new careers
• Elevate your current skill set and showcase your talent
• Expand your network of contacts and raise your visibility
• Experience leadership and be part of a great team
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PACIFIC SCIENCE CENTER

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.
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Monday, March 16, 2015

STEM Education Volunteer Internship (Unpaid)

Pacific Science Center is committed to driving science education forward in Washington State, and inspiring today’s youth to further their education and go into careers in science, technology, engineering, and math.  We offer a wide variety of programs, including standards-based formal and informal science education programs and an award-winning environmental education center.

We are looking for STEM education volunteer interns to support our STEM-OST (Out-of-School Time) program.  The focus of this internship is to deliver hands-on lessons and activities in physics, engineering, astronomy, mathematics, and health to elementary and middle school children in out-of-school time programs in underserved communities in the Seattle area.  The program employs a tiered mentoring approach; each STEM-OST team, comprised of one outreach education teacher, one STEM education volunteer intern and two teen interns, visit participating community organizations with existing out-of-school time programs for a Summer Series consisting of one hour sessions per day for five days (typically over a 5-week period). There may be opportunities for curriculum development for K-2 level lessons.

People who are enrolled or seeking enrollment in an education certificate program or with a background in education are well suited to this position.

If you are interested email us today!

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TO APPLY: Email a cover letter and resume to volunteers@pacsci.org with the title "STEM Education Volunteer Internship".

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Until Filled
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Reports To: Outreach Education Manager

Position Start Date: Mid-June

Time Commitment: A program series typically runs 1 day/week at each site for 5 weeks (a few will run daily at a site for one week). At least a 5 week commitment to at least 1 program series is preferred (about 4 hr/week for 5 weeks), to ensure consistency throughout the delivery of a program series. We highly recommend committing to more than one program series to allow for a more in-depth volunteer experience.

Schedule: Variable; dependent upon number of program series.  Programs run mid-June through August.

Job Duties:
• Support STEM-OST programs at community-based youth organizations and other sites.
• Assist with the evaluation of programs and activities.
• Assist with mentoring teen interns.
• Support curriculum/training development.
• Assist with collection and reporting of statistics and reports.
• Assist with research, development, revision of program materials.
• Other related duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:
• Enrolled or seeking enrollment in an education certificate program.
• Experience working with elementary and middle school-aged children.
• Must be able to provide 3 references and pass a background check.

Abilities and Personal Characteristics:
• Great attention to detail.
• Excellent planning and organizational skills.
• Track record of working well within a team environment.
• Desire to inspire children through innovative and engaging science curricula.
• Enthusiasm for science and science education.
• Courteous professional manner.
• Ability to exercise sound judgment.
• Smiling team player, with a pleasant disposition and service orientation.

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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.
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Thursday, March 5, 2015

Outdoor Horticulture Volunteer (Adult Program)

Pacific Science Center’s outdoor spaces were designed by Minoru Yamasaki to be a quiet sanctuary from the noise and crowds of the 1962 World’s Fair. Today, Pacific Science Center’s grounds are still a place of calm, and feature many beautiful garden spaces amongst the Gothic arches and fountains. Some of these spaces have been replanted to function as educational exhibits in their own right, such as a pollinator garden featuring native plants, and a genetic selections garden showcasing different ways people have modified plants.  
  
Pacific Science Center’s garden spaces benefit from the support and enthusiasm of a team of Outdoor Horticulture Volunteers.  These volunteers care for plants, keep garden spaces looking beautiful, and talk to Pacific Science Center guests about the ecological and scientific value of the plant species they care for.  They also help record citizen science data about plants and pollinators that visit our grounds.  The attention to detail volunteers provide our planted spaces helps ensure that Pacific Science Center’s one million annual guests continue to be inspired both by Minoru Yamasaki’s design and the science related to our garden spaces.   

Reports To: Horticulturist
Position Start Date: Spring, March 2015
Schedule: Minimum 2 four-hour shifts per month.  Shifts are Sunday, Tuesday or Thursday, 8:30 am – 12:00 pm. One shift weekly is preferred

Job Duties
  • Care for outdoor planted spaces at Pacific Science Center by watering, deadheading, pruning, weeding, and removing dead plant material  
  • Learn about the plant species in Pacific Science Center’s collection, and be willing to share this knowledge with guests
  • Assist with citizen science monitoring projects 
  • Other duties as assigned


Abilities and Personal Characteristics
  • Excited about horticulture, botany, pollination biology and related topics (a background in these subjects is not required, instruction will be provided)
  • Comfortable working outdoors with plants and soil; comfortable being around animals found in these spaces, such as bees, ants, butterflies, spiders and birds 
  • Interested in sharing information about plants with Pacific Science Center guests (a background in public speaking or teaching is not required, training will be provided)
  • Must be able to follow instructions from a supervisor and work independently once a task has been assigned 
  • Motivated to work quickly and efficiently to get tasks done within a set timeframe
  • A smiling team player who works well with other volunteers and staff
  • Is service-oriented and has a pleasant disposition towards diverse museum guests

Required
  • 18+ years old
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Provide three references (one or more being a professional reference)
  • Comfortable working in public areas
  • Equally able to work in teams and independently 
  • Willing and able to do physical work, occasionally in inclement weather
  • Interested in learning new things and sharing knowledge with others
  • Willing to attend portions of the Science Interpretation training program to learn customer service and informal teaching techniques  
  • Experience with gardening techniques and equipment a plus, but not required


TO APPLY: Complete the volunteer application available here.
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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.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Blogger Internship – Tinker Tank (Unpaid)

Over 15,000 guests have experienced Pacific Science Center’s Tinker Tank since it opened last year.  Tinker Tank is a prototype maker space with changing staffed, hands-on activities on Friday and Saturday afternoons.  Activities have ranged from experimenting with aerodynamics, to creating gravity walls, to experimenting with electric circuits and much more.  The space has been generally well-received by guests of varying ages and backgrounds. 

A Blogger Intern is needed to help showcase Tinker Tank’s dynamic activities and content to the digital world.  The intern will research peer institution’s Maker Space blogs, as well as general Maker Space blogs.  The internship is centered on creating a proposed Tinker Tank blog plan with estimated cost, content strategy, evaluation methods, sample blog posts and projected timeline.  This is a scalable internship, in that an intern could choose to extend their internship to two quarters to then execute the plan in the second quarter.  At the internship’s conclusion, the intern will have gained valuable project coordination, communication, and digital skills, as well as strengthened their resume.

Reports To: Manager of Exhibit Development
Position Start Date: January, 2015
Position End Date: interns will need to make a minimum 10-week commitment
Time Commitment: 9 - 12 hours a week

Job Duties
• Research peer institution’s Maker Space blogs and maker blogs generally  
• Develop a plan to create a Tinker Tank blog with estimated cost, content strategy, evaluation methods, sample blog posts and projected timeline
• Implement Tinker Tank blog plan (time permitting)
• Generally research Tinker Tank for content ideas
• Other duties as assigned


Learning Opportunities
• Strengthen written communication, interpersonal, and customer service skills through diverse interactions with Exhibits staff, Tinker Tank volunteers and guests
• Develop project management skills associated with researching and developing a Tinker Tank blog plan
• Demonstrate leadership skills
• Gain insight into the inner-workings of Pacific Science Center


Position Requirements
• Current college or graduate student
• Preference to students pursuing career in marketing, digital media, communications, museums or informal education
• Strong social media and desktop publishing skills
• Must have very strong attention to detail
• Excellent customer service skills
• Track record of working well in a team environment
• 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 “Social Media Development Internship.”

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.