OMSI - Oregon Museum of Science & Industry
  • 22-Apr-2021 to 04-Jun-2021 (PST)
  • Education
  • Portland, OR, USA
  • $14.00
  • Hourly
  • Special Project - Part-Time

Eligible for Oregon Sick time.

The Educator Apprentice - MESA learns all about science communication and exhibit development at OMSI. They will facilitate educational programming with museum visitors and other teens, and will help prototype and design extensions for a brand new exhibit.

Participate in programs/initiatives to enhance corporate culture, such as:

  • Working effectively with and supporting volunteers throughout the organization
  • Supporting OMSI's Total Guest Experience (TGE)/Customer Service mission & objectives in daily job performance, including diversity initiatives

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Participate in trainings on science communication, customer service, leadership skills, and exhibit development;
  • Present educational programs to museum visitors, including exhibit facilitation, interactive demonstrations, and general customer service;
  • Facilitate prototype design challenge extensions and activities with museum guests, and evaluate results / effectiveness of prototypes in collaboration with colleagues:
  • This position is non-exempt, paid hourly
  • This position is special project, scheduled for 12 hours/week.

Working Conditions:

  • Position runs from July 6, 2021 through August 13, 2021.
  • Physical Demands: 55% Sitting 35% Standing 10% Lifting/Carrying/Pushing/Pulling 20 Pounds
  • Vision requirements include close vision.
  • Noise level is moderate (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic) to loud (examples: metal can manufacturing department, large earth-moving equipment).

Secondary Functions:

  • Assist Science Educators with general educational programming;



  • Interest in learning more about STEAM-based educational experiences;
  • Interest in further developing interpersonal, verbal, and communication skills that adhere to confidentiality, protocol, and community agreements;

Education & Work Experience:


  • Applicant is between the ages of 16-18;
  • Current or past experience with any MESA chapter;

Additional Requirements/Preferences; Including Licenses and Certifications:


  • Pre-employment checks, such as criminal background check and one reference check.
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