Beaty Biodiversity Museum Education Volunteer
Volunteer Role Description and Application Information
Position: Education Volunteer
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Location: UBC, Vancouver, British Columbia
Museum volunteers engage visitors in the wonder of biodiversity through discussions and activities, and answer questions about the museum, its collections, and its research. Volunteers represent the museum on the floor daily and occasionally provide support for special museum events and lectures. Volunteers are almost always stationed inside the Beaty Biodiversity Museum, and interact with visitors during open hours.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers who are a good fit will be:
Volunteers are required to:
Museum volunteers can choose to participate in one of two day-long training sessions as follows:
Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for volunteering with the museum.
New museum volunteers will be scheduled with an experienced museum volunteer on their first shift. Additional training is offered to museum volunteers to enhance their knowledge and understanding; participation is not mandatory but encouraged. Dates, times, and topics will be shared with volunteers.
Applicants for the museum volunteer position will be assessed on the following mandatory components of their application package:
If this position sounds like a good fit for you, we invite you to apply to join our team by applying online at
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum selects volunteers on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to equity and diversity within its community. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.
About the Museum
The Beaty Biodiversity Museum strives to inspire an understanding of biodiversity, its origins, and importance to humans through collections-based research, education and outreach. As Vancouver’s natural history museum, we work to promote a greater sense of collective responsibility for the biodiversity of British Columbia, Canada, and the world. The unique combination of world-class research, paired with beautiful, compelling exhibits, strives to make the research conducted at UBC more accessible to the public. Among our two million treasured specimens are a 26-metre-long blue whale skeleton suspended in the atrium, the third-largest fish collection in Canada, and myriad fossils, shells, insects, fungi, mammals, birds, reptiles, amphibians, and plants from around BC and across the world.
2212 Main Mall | Vancouver, BC Canada V6T 1Z4 | Tel 604 827 4955 | Email volunteers beatymuseum.ubc.ca*
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GoodWork ID: 42428 Date posted to GoodWork.ca: Aug 30 2017