Today’s Hours

    Volunteer

    SciLab Assistant

    Work in a real laboratory environment. SciLab experiments are self-guided, so the SciLab Assistant will act primarily as a support person for guests, as they complete up to 5 different lab activities. (Activities change from time to time, but might include DNA extraction, chemical reactions, cell membranes.)

    Duties:

    • Introduce guests to SciLab and set them up at experiment stations
    • Answer questions and provide assistance as guests complete self-guided lab activities
    • Reset materials and equipment between groups, including (but not limited to) washing dishes and folding lab coats
    • Enforce SciLab rules and general lab safety practices

    Required Skills:

    • Ability to be friendly but firm to ensure guest safety
    • Basic knowledge in biology and/or chemistry is helpful

    Physical Requirements:

    Some shifts may require extended periods of standing

    Training:

    Training will be provided by SciLab staff, but the majority will happen on your first day of work, with additional training provided as various scenarios arise.

    Schedule:

    4-hour shifts available these days and times:

    October-June        Tuesday-Friday, 10 AM – 2 PM

    April – June            Monday, 10 AM – 2 PM

    July & August         Monday – Friday, 12 – 4 PM

    Year-Round             Saturday & Sunday, 12-4 PM

    Minimum Commitment:

    Two 4-hour shifts per month, no matter what time of year.