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Family Science Night Program Educator

The Family Science Night program is part of the Maryland Science Center’s outreach programs.  Family Science Nights take place during after school time in elementary and middle schools across the state of Maryland. Volunteers of this program facilitate hands-on STEM activities for students and their family members. These 2-hour long events take place on Tuesdays, Wednesday, or Thursdays depending on the bookings received.


  • Facilitate activities at school sites—including greeting, engaging, and assisting participants in STEM exploration
  • Model developmentally appropriate behavior with children
  • Assist in maintenance of Family Science Night supplies and equipment
  • Provide feedback and evaluation of activities and events

Required Skills:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Comfortable speaking to crowds of all ages—elementary school aged children to adults
  • Comfortable working independently in busy environments


  • Training for activities will be provided prior to Family Science Night events


  • Events take place on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, or Thursdays depending on the bookings received
  • Transportation to the event location from the Maryland Science Center is provided. Staff and volunteers leave the Maryland Science Center between 3pm – 4:30pm to travel to the event location. Volunteers may also choose to provide their own transportation and meet at the location of the event.
  • Event start times differ depending on the needs of the school. Most events start between 4:30pm -6pm.
  • Shifts last between three and six hours due to the travel time needed plus set up, clean up, and runtime of the event.

Minimum Commitment:

  • Attend training session prior to first event
  • Two Family Science Nights per month
  • Pass a background check and fingerprinting


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.