Volunteer Positions On The Floor at MSC
Position involves assisting Observatory Staff in running public programs in the Crosby Ramsey Memorial Observatory.
Usher visitors to/from the Observatory; assist Staff in running public programs; provide general explanations to visitors regarding astronomy topics; operate main or subsidiary telescopes.
Ability to speak to and deal with public in courteous and friendly manner; outgoing; creative; prior knowledge of astronomy and telescopes great, but willingness to learn perfectly acceptable substitute; capable of answering questions visitors may have on astronomy, physics, etc.
Provided by Observatory staff, where you will learn how to run the 1927, 8" Alvan Clark refracting telescope, as well as other telescopes at our disposal.
Allowed to schedule private observing sessions on non-event days/hours (once training is complete).
How do I apply?
Prospective volunteers should print the Volunteer Application and return it to the Volunteer Department by mail or fax: Volunteer Department; 601 Light St; Baltimore, MD 21230; 410-545-5974.
Once your application is received you will be contacted for an informal interview and tour of the Science Center to determine a suitable volunteer position. For any questions, or to request more information about a specific volunteer opportunity please call the Volunteer Department at 410-545-5982 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.