Adult Volunteer Opportunities

 

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Volunteer opportunities

Visitor Services

Visitor 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 will 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

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Museum of Natural History & Science            

Volunteer Exhibit Interpreter
The main responsibility of a Museum of Natural History & Science (MNH&S) team member is to ensure that all visitors have an engaging, educational, hospitable, and safe experience. Volunteers will obtain a general knowledge of, and interpret MNH&S exhibits and floor demonstrations, while rotating areas throughout the volunteer shift, including the LITE Lab (Learning, Innovation, Technology, Engineering Lab) by facilitating self-guided and hands on challenges.

An education background and/or work experience in science education, geology, environmental studies, biology, paleontology, math, physics, chemistry, or equivalent is not required, but highly encouraged. We are looking for outgoing, friendly, energetic individuals with a positive attitude who are willing to abide by current and future organization processes and procedures. Candidates should have the desire and ability to work with the public, particularly school groups and families, in an informal educational environment.

Candidates should also have the desire and ability to teach, present, and facilitate learning in an informal educational environment. You will be working in a team-oriented setting and should have effective communication, listening, and organizational skills. Basic computer comprehension is also encouraged as some exhibits do entail either iPad or desktop computer systems.

Candidate should be able to stand or sit for at least one hour or more. Candidate should also be able to walk up and down two flights of stairs and navigate floors that are uneven and/or ramped. There are occasional instances of lifting programs supplies, office supplies, and exhibit items. Items may weigh 10 pounds or more.

Shift times: Monday through Wednesday: 1 to 5 p.m.; Thursday and Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.

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Cincinnati History Museum                 

Cincinnati History Museum Exhibit Guide
The Cincinnati History Museum is recruiting volunteers who share our passionate belief in Museum Center’s mission to inspire people of all ages to understand and appreciate regional history, as well as stimulate curiosity and promote enjoyment of learning. Applicants should be willing to aid visitors, interpret exhibits and facilitate learning in all areas, and to learn via training and ongoing professional development opportunities. Volunteers should be focused on providing excellent customer service, which includes engaging communication skills with people of all ages, as well as being friendly, helpful and energetic. A background in history and/or education is a plus but not required.  Training is required.

Shift times: Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Volunteer Costume Specialist
The Cincinnati History Museum is looking for someone to manufacture and carry out repairs on period clothing used in our living history programming. This volunteer opportunity will require experience in costuming, tailoring and sewing, as well as excellent communication skills. If you are an outgoing energetic individual, with costuming skills, and able to contribute one day per week, contact the office of Volunteer & Intern Services for a full description of this unique opportunity.

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Duke Energy Children's Museum    

Exhibit Interpreter
Volunteers in the Children's Museum interact with visitors in exhibit areas, facilitate educational activities, assist in monitoring safety and stimulate curiosity and learning in a fun environment. A friendly, warm personality is needed, along with the ability to work in a busy setting. Experience working with young children or a background in early education is a plus, but not a necessity.

Shift times: Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m.; Sundays from 1 to 6 p.m.

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Public Safety

Customer Service & Safety Liaisons
Liaisons provide a pleasant and safe environment for our visitors as they travel to and from the Concourse and Lower Levels while accessing the escalators. Activities include: Provide escalator safety recommendations for families with strollers, provide safety instructions when a visitor uses an escalator in an unsafe manner and thank visitors for their patronage.

Qualifications: Excellent customer service which ensures a safe environment, professional communication skills and able to stand for a duration of time at various escalator points on entry.

Shift times: During museum hours

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Photo by Phil Didion

 

Volunteer benefits

Volunteers are a vital part of what we do. Without this special group of dedicated people, Cincinnati Museum Center would not be able to fulfill its mission to “to inspire people of all ages to learn more about our world through science, regional history, and educational, engaging and meaningful experiences.” No prior volunteer experience is necessary—just enthusiasm and an avid interest in the activities and programs we offer.

Volunteer benefits include:

 

  • Being a part of a FANTASTIC Cincinnati Museum Center team
  • Becoming involved in an environment of life-long learning
  • Free admission to our three museums, OMNIMAX® and exhibits
  • Free parking
  • Flexible scheduling
  • Complimentary museum, theater and exhibit tickets for your immediate family
  • Gift Shop: 20 percent discount
  • Food Court: 30 percent discount
  • Invitations to select exhibit previews, special events and lectures
  • Professional development, training opportunities and work experience
  • Subscription to Mosaic, Cincinnati Museum Center’s member magazine

Click here to apply today! For more information, contact the Volunteer Services Office at 513-287-7025 or volunteer@cincymuseum.org.