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Kids Room Upkeep Assistant

Assist Kids Room staff with vital behind-the-scenes maintenance tasks.  The Kids Room is the Maryland Science Center’s space dedicated solely to our youngest guests, and we need help maintaining and repairing our much-loved, and much-used, hands-on exhibits.

High-school volunteers and small groups of volunteers (5-10 people) are welcome, although group opportunities may not always coincide with when a group is available.  Volunteers looking for a one-time only opportunity are also welcome. Youth volunteer and groups should contact the Maryland Science Center’s Volunteer Coordinator for further information.

Duties:

  • Projects include but are not limited to: bleaching and sanitizing loose parts of exhibits, cleaning and dusting exhibit components, maintaining fish and small animal tanks, painting and making light repairs

Required Skills:

  • Willingness to follow directions and adhere to safety guidelines
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to use simple power tools (drill, hand sander, etc.) is desired, but not necessary

Physical Requirements:

  • Willing to get messy!
  • Occasional light lifting
  • Comfortable climbing ladders a plus
  • Basic home repair knowledge is desired, but not necessary

Training:

Provided by Kids Room staff under the Early Learning Supervisor

Schedule Requirements:  

Shifts are available Mondays between the hours of 9:00am and 4:00pm, during the months of September-March.  Typical volunteer shifts are 4 hours.