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Exhibit Fabrication Shop Assistant

Did you know that many of our amazing, hands-on exhibits are created and maintained in the basement of the Maryland Science Center? Our shop is almost always busy and, therefore, we can usually use extra hands!


  • Help keep the shop clean and organized
  • Perform finishing tasks, as needed: sanding, filling, painting and clearcoating
  • Sharpening and maintaining tools
  • Build exhibit pieces under the direction of Exhibit Fabricator
  • Respond to calls to fix component on the exhibit floor

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with hand tools, hands-on detail-oriented work
  • Any of the following skills: woodworking, cabinetry, welding, machining, 3D printing, 3D modeling and/or drafting, general fixing or handy skills
  • Some knowledge of A/V wiring, computer operated mechanical systems
  • Comfortable lifting up to 25lbs.
  • Expert knowledge on CNC Routers or machining highly sought, but not required


Shop orientation and project guidelines provided by Exhibit Fabrication Team. Willing to teach skills listed above to anyone passionate about the Maryland Science Center!


Opportunities to volunteer usually occur between the hours of 9am and 5pm Wednesday – Sunday.

Minimum Commitment:

At least one 4-hour shift per week, for a minimum of three months. A willingness to volunteer for additional hours is always welcome!


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, by phone 410-779-1627  or email volunteers@mdsci.org to find out if the position you’re interested in is accepting volunteers at this time.

To apply for a volunteer position, please download and fill out the adult volunteer application and return by email to volunteers@mdsci.org.

Group volunteering is considered on a case-by-case basis; there’s not always a job available when the group is! Please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteers@mdsci.org to arrange.