Assist Museum Education staff with developing and executing museum orientation for new F.U.N. volunteers.
Train F.U.N. volunteers on the various cart activities and topics.
Reinforce science/natural history content within all F.U.N. volunteer roles.
Provide appropriate ongoing guidance and mentoring to both new and continuing F.U.N. volunteers.Topics continually reinforced include presentation skills, strategies to improve competence, helping to build confidence, the importance of good manners, a neat appearance, providing good customer service and important museum information. Also, help to reinforce the F.U.N. Code of Conduct.
Arrange F.U.N. volunteer break times & oversee lunch times.
Conduct brief informal performance evaluations with F.U.N. volunteers during or at the end of shifts.
Assist with F.U.N. program assessment. Recommend program changes and suggestions to continually improve the program.
Provide other administrative support and other duties and projects as assigned.
Suggested Majors: All Natural Sciences, Education, Museum Studies, History, Communications, Sociology, Business, Management, Marketing
Career Areas: Education, Marketing, Communications, Museum Studies, Non-profit Management, Business Prior experience supervising or instructing youth aged 12 to 17
Mature mentor who enjoys working with youth and leading by example
Demonstrated excellent verbal and written communication skills
Excellent organizational skills
Demonstrated interest in science and natural history. A previous background in science or education is helpful.
Willingness to learn new topics and information quickly
Self-starter who sees projects to completion
Dependable and adaptable to the changing needs of the museum
Previous experience working with the public is helpful
Time Commitment: 20 to 40 hours per week, some weekends will be necessary.