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Puzzles & Illusions Volunteer

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Position description: 

Science World British Columbia is a charitable organization that engages British Columbians in science and inspires future science and technology leadership throughout our province.

Position: Puzzles & Illusions Volunteer
Reports to: Puzzles & Illusions Curator and Science Facilitators

What are Puzzles & Illusions?
When we think of illusions, we think of visual tricks but illusions can trick any one of our senses! We want our visitors to learn all about illusions and puzzles through interactive demonstrations, activities and exhibits. As a volunteer, you will interact with our guests as they explore and challenge themselves in our puzzles and illusions area.

It is the first place that our visitors’ experience and it is important for them to feel comfortable and welcome. You will be responsible to answer questions about exhibits, shows and galleries, assist floor staff, direct customers and help with volunteer-staffed activities.

What will you do?
• Explain the different illusions in the gallery
• Help customers solve puzzles
• Interact and engage visitors and answer questions about Science World
• Assist with programming on weekends and special events
• Interact with customers at the demo cart with make and takes, props and demos
• Engage customers with puzzle and illusion activities
• Represent Science World with enthusiasm


Can you commit to…
• a 2 to 4 hour volunteer shift once a week
• a minimum of 100 hours of volunteer time
• attending our mandatory orientation session: Sunday, February 26th (8:30am to 2:00pm)
• gallery specific training

Availability Requirements:
Monday to Friday 10:00am -– 5:00pm
Weekends 10:00am - 6:00pm


Who will qualify for this role?
• You have an interest in a variety of scientific phenomena as they relate to both puzzles and illusions
• You are professional and responsible
• You enjoy and are enthusiastic about interacting with the public
• You are highly flexible and willing to take initiative

Role is suitable for: 
Addtional Information: 

Science World volunteers receive a wide array of benefits, including challenging and rewarding job responsibilities, education programs, training, lounge privileges, inclusion in staff events, restaurant and store discounts and a comprehensive recognition program. Criminal record check will be required for all selected volunteers

How to apply: 
Applications are accepted ONLY online until - Sunday, January 29th (http://www.scienceworld.ca/volunteer)
Contact person: 
Volunteer Centre: 
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Position start/end date:
11 Mar 2017
Time Committment:
2 Hours Per Week
Time of day:
Weekdays, Weekend
Work location:
Science World
1455 Quebec Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 3Z7