Puzzles & Illusions Volunteer
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
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
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