Position: Education Volunteer
Organization: Beaty Biodiversity Museum
Location: Vancouver, BC
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 will attend one day of training, and can choose between:
Attendance at one of these sessions is mandatory for volunteering with the museum; the content is the same both days. We can accommodate a morning one day and an afternoon on the other day if needed.
New museum volunteers will be scheduled with an experienced museum volunteer on at least their first shift.
Most months, 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 are 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 http://www.beatymuseum.ubc.ca/volunteer
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. Please ask if you have questions about access and/or accommodations.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Current status: Open/apply now. Date posted: Mar 4 2020 ID: 56321