The Science Zone’s high school Explainer program serves two purposes: 1) to enhance the experience of our visitors through high quality, enriching programming; and 2) to provide training for valuable professional skills in communication, customer services, and leadership, and to deepen the scientific knowledge of Explainers. The training enables these individuals to do their jobs, serve the visitors well, and provides them with valuable knowledge and skills that they can use in their education and careers beyond the Science Zone.
Explainers work with visitors and participate in museum operations during afternoons, weekends, and summers. They answer questions, give demonstrations, and model how to interact with exhibits. After every 15 hours served, Explainers will be eligible to receive a $75 stipend. Hours can be accrued by leading birthday parties, assisting with summer camps, helping with monthly events like Night at the Museum, Free First Thursdays, open houses, and outreach. Explainers can serve up to 30 hours per month during the school year and 60 hours per month in the summer. Explainers are expected to promote the mission and vision of The Science Zone and are expected to work with the same professional standards as an employee.
Please inquire in person or contact Leah Ritz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.