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The Education Department is looking for individuals who are flexible, motivated, and enthusiastic about teaching students and working with school groups. Being an Education Teaching Volunteer is a positive way to engage students through hands-on learning, immersive experiences, and making connections to the real world.

There are many opportunities for teaching volunteers at the Museum. Some work with groups in specific halls doing Guided Field Trip Explorations, they staff carts with artifacts, specimens, and other touchable objects related to the hall's themes, answer questions and provide resources at the Help Desks, help groups find their destinations and daily administrative support.

Teaching Volunteers do not work from scripts, we encourage them to combine their life experiences with training they receive at the Museum in science and social sciences, anthropology, and museum informal education. Teaching Volunteers collaborate, work in teams, and mentor one another. Minimum volunteer requirement is four hours per week (but more is always appreciated)!

If you are ambitious and ready to use your experiences and creativity to impact hundreds of teachers and students visiting the Museum, you are ready to be an Education Teaching Volunteer.

Previous teaching experience is not required we will train you, however, retired teachers or other volunteer experience helpful. For more information, contact us today.

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