Public Interpretive Programs Volunteer Form
Serve as the voice of the Museum! Volunteer 10:30am-2:30pm one day per week on a regular schedule to assist Guest Engagement Facilitators with our daily floor programs. In this public-facing role, you will engage with visitors of all ages and knowledge levels, from one-on-one interactions to large school groups.
These programs include working with turtles, snakes, amphibians, and bugs for our Critter Connections and Animal Feedings; educational table programs and activities using real touchable and scientific specimens from our teaching collections; and leading story time for our youngest visitors.
You’ll get hands-on training before you start, and we can promise that no two days will be the same. You’ll be part of a supportive and fun interpretive programs team!
• Must be 18 years old or over.
• Commitment to a regular 4-hour shift for at least 6 months.
• Ability to work well in a team.
• Comfortable around animals including snakes, turtles, amphibians, and bugs.
• Willingness to work regularly with visitors of all ages, from toddlers to adults.
• Willingness to learn Nature Museum programs and follow Nature Museum interpretive standards.
• Ability and flexibility to learn new programs quickly.
Interested in becoming a Public Interpretive Programs volunteer? Please fill out the following form.
If applicable, please describe any interpretive and/or educational experience you have that relates to the Public Interpretive Programs volunteer role: i.e. teaching, informal education (museum docent, mentor, camp counselor), science or animal experience background, etc.
If applicable, please describe any additional experience you have that relates to the Public Interpretive Programs volunteer role: i.e., theater background, non-profit volunteerism, club leadership role, etc.
This position's current openings are from 10:30am to 2:30pm on the following days. Please choose any that you are interested in.
Every other Saturday (10:30am-2:30pm)
Every other Sunday (10:30-2:30)
Are you interested in completing a NAI Certified Interpretive Host Training Course?
I'm already an NAI Certified Interpretive Host or Guide!
Are you a current CAS/PNNM volunteer?
I have volunteered in the past
Are you a current Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum Member?
I have been a Member in the past
If you are new to our organization, how did you hear about us?
Anything else we should know?
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