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On-Call Educator - OMSI

On-Call Educator - Oregon Museum of Science and Industry

The On-Call Educator facilitates the visitors' and group's learning experiences with demonstrations, activities, and special events in the exhibit halls and labs and during Museum Camp-Ins and Sub-Ins.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization.

  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Interact with diverse audiences to help them explore and learn from exhibits and activities.

  • Present interesting and engaging science demonstrations and activities based on curriculum and Camp-In theme.

  • Supervise volunteers of all ages.

  • Be prepared to be trained and work in any of the science halls or labs as needed.

  • Maintain a safe and secure environment for visitors and staff.

  • Maintain integrity and appearance of hall and lab exhibits.

  • Coordinate supplies and site logistics for demonstrations or activity station.

  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly

  • This position is on-call, scheduled for <19 hours/week.


Working Conditions:

  • May require working weekends, evenings, and holidays.

  • Physical Demands: 10% Sitting 75% Standing 15% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 10-30Pounds

  • Vision requirements include close vision (clear vision at 20 inches or less), distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet or more), Color vision (ability to identify and distinguish colors), peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left or right while eyes are fixed on a given point), depth and perception (three dimensional vision, ability to judge distance and spatial relationships), and ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eyes to bring an object into sharp focus).

  • Work environment includes work near moving mechanical parts, work in high, precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, wet or humid conditions (non-weather), outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold (non-weather), extreme heat (non-weather), risk of electric shock, work with explosives, vibration.

  • Noise level is loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment)


Secondary Functions:

  • Develop or modify curriculum.

  • Assist with Reserved Lab Programs.

  • Assume tasks and responsibilities as required by the Natural Science and Administration Manager or Assistant Manager in area assigned.




  • Ability to follow basic instructions.

  • Strong customer service skills.

  • Professional communication skills, both written and oral.

  • Excellent organizational, analytical and problem solving skills.

  • Good attention to detail.

  • Excellent coordination and project management skills.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

  • Understanding of confidentiality and protocol.

  • Ability to present science process and content in an engaging way to a broad age range.


Education and Work experience:


  • College course work in science or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working with the public in formal or informal educational settings.

  • Working knowledge of scientific content.



  • Bilingual in English/Spanish, English/Mandarin, and/or English/Russian.

  • Experience working with volunteers.


Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:


  • Pre-employment checks such as a criminal background check and reference checks.



  • Current CPR and first aid certification.