Volunteer Opportunities

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We need volunteer help in these areas:

 

GALLERY/CART INTERPRETERS

Morning shifts available Tuesday-Friday

Gallery/Cart Interpreters learn about specific galleries and share that knowledge with our guests.

 JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Greet and aid the public, learn and apply interpretive techniques relating to current exhibits, be responsible for getting out, interpreting, and putting away hands-on objects.

 For individuals interested in learning more about ancient cultures, we are recruiting for the Southwest Cultures Cart and Cultures of the Ancient Americas.

 For those who enjoy learning about Dinosaurs and enjoy working with “Little Learners”, Dino Zone is the perfect place for you.

 For people who are interested in ancient Marine Life, the Cretaceous Seas Cart is for you.

Gallery/Cart Interpreters are an extension of our education team and provide exceptional customer service in the various museum galleries. Current opportunities include Southwest Gallery, Cultures of the Ancient Americas, Dino Cart, Dino Zone, Cretaceous Seas, Geology Cart, and Origins Gallery.

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EXPLORATION STATION FACILITATOR

Morning and afternoon shifts available Tuesday-Friday

The Exploration Station is a hands-on children’s activity center for preschool and early elementary age guests. Visitors can create dino rubbings, hold a real dinosaur fossil, enjoy puzzles and 5 interactive carts that help make connections with our natural history galleries.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Prepare Exploration Station to open, greet and aid visitors, assist children/caregivers in exploring the interactive activities, must be able to move around the room freely for duration of shift, keep supplies available and room orderly, prepare Exploration Station to close.

The Exploration Station is a hands-on children’s activity center. Visitors can create dino- rubbings, hold a real dinosaur fossil, enjoy puzzles and 5 interactive carts that help make connections with our natural history galleries.

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COURTYARD GUIDE

Morning and afternoon shifts available Tuesday-Friday

Enjoy spending time outdoors? AZMNH’s Historic Courtyard is located outside; the exhibit provides the opportunity for visitors to pan for gold, learn about the 5 C’s of Arizona and uncover fossils in the Paleo Dig Pit.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES

Greet and aid public, hand out gold panning bags, instruct visitors on gold panning techniques, interpret Arizona’s Historic 5 C’s, instruct about Dino Dig Pit, keep the dig pit area covered and brushes picked up.  Rotate among the areas – jail, mine, pond, and dig pit.

 The Historic Courtyard is located outside; the exhibit provides the opportunity for visitors to pan for gold and uncover fossils in the Paleo Dig Pit.

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MESA GRANDE INTERPRETIVE GUIDE

Mesa Grande Cultural Park is an active archaeological site associated with the Arizona Museum of Natural History. The ancient Hohokam, ancestors of today's O'odham people, built and used the Mesa Grande platform mound between AD 1100 and 1450. The mound was the public and ceremonial center for a one of the largest Hohokam villages in the Salt River Valley. Interpretive guides lead student and adult guests through the park as they discover more about Arizona’s prehistory in a dynamic environment. Mesa Grande is open October through May. Applicants must be willing and able to work outdoors and stand for 3-4 hours at a time.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Will work with museum staff and other volunteers to lead student and adult tours and activities and provide information to guests regarding the history of the site.

 

Formal training for these positions is provided by our museum staff!

 

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