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Guest Services Specialist
Welcome visitors to Tower A, restored and maintained by the Cincinnati Railroad Club, where rail operations were controlled when Union Terminal was a train station. Interact with guests as they look out over the Freight Yard and are able to see trains coming and going through one of the busiest yards in the country. Share your enthusiasm for Cincinnati history with people of all ages! Note: This position requires the ability to climb two flights of stairs.
Available shift times:
Throughout the year: Noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday
During the holiday season, Nov. 6, 2015 through Jan. 3, 2016: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily
Guest & Member Services
Guest & Member Services Ambassador
Our Ambassadors embody the essence of superior customer service. From first impressions to farewells, this group of volunteers make a positive and lasting impression on our visitors. Individuals must be outgoing, friendly and possess the ability to communicate with groups of all sizes and abilities.
Duties include assisting with welcoming guests and school groups, answering questions and providing directional information, assisting with table accommodations during lunch time, scanning tickets, checking Member Passes and distributing promotional materials.
Shift times: Morning and afternoon shifts available, seven days a week during Museum hours
Love the holidays? Interacting with people of all ages in fun and interesting ways? Our Special Programs team is looking for volunteers who are flexible, engaging and energetic to lend a hand with a wide variety of holiday season programs. Programs include:
- Santa’s Arrival & Union Terminal Tree Lighting - Nov. 27
- Otto M. Budig Dance Academy Presentation of the Nutcracker - Dec. 5
- Mystery Dinner Theater - Dec. 13
- Winter Solstice Celebration Weekend - Dec. 19 & 20
- International New Year’s Eve Celebration - Dec. 31
- Bricktastic Pajama Party - Dec. 18
- The LEGO® Lounge (adult LEGO party)
- Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration - Jan. 18, 2016
- World Culture Weekend - April 23 & 24, 2016
The Art of the Brick
Love LEGO® bricks? Enjoy families - lots of families? Interact with people of all ages as they enjoy the art of Nathan Sawaya. Connect your inner child with the children and inner children of our guests in the interactive BRICKOPOLIS. Minimum age for volunteers is 18 for this exhibition, please.
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Learning Labs are designed for pre-kindergarten through grade 12 students and give school groups the opportunity to investigate specific topics and take a closer look into subjects ranging from dinosaurs to simple machines, from archaeology to astronomy. Learning Labs create an immersive, highly interactive experience that allows every student to contribute, to be inspired and to learn.
Candidates should have a passion for lifelong learning and have the desire and ability to teach and facilitate learning in an informal educational environment. An education background and/or work experience is not necessary but encouraged. We are looking for volunteers who are self-motivated, flexible, patient, willing to learn and are customer service savvy. Volunteers must be outgoing, friendly and willing to work with fellow Learning Lab volunteers and staff.
Learning Labs are taught both in the museum’s exhibits and in the classrooms, so interested individuals must have a clear speaking voice and be able to interact with the public on the museum floor. Candidate should also be able to walk up and down several flights of stairs and navigate floors that are uneven and/or ramped while leading a group through the museum at a fairly quick pace. Physical requirements include the need to stand for long periods of time, move lightweight furniture and carry supply boxes up to 25 lbs. for short distances.
All resources including program supplies, write up for the program and background information will be provided.
Shift times: Volunteer shifts for Learning Labs vary since we are based off of reservations made by local schools. Volunteers are notified of programs at a minimum of two weeks out from the date of the program although monthly schedules are sent usually allowing for even earlier notice. In general, Learning Labs run Monday through Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Most Labs run one hour in length. Set up time before and clean up time afterwards varies based on the Learning Lab.