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Adult Volunteer Experience

(age group: 18+ years of age)
COSI's Adult Volunteer Experience is a unique opportunity for individuals to help further COSI's mission by serving our guests and providing a unique science learning experience while meeting people and exploring new interests.


“I attended school here (when it was Central High), but I never thought I would have the opportunity to come back and volunteer here. I have met so many lovely and caring people. Volunteering at COSI is like working with one big family. I have been trained in so many things. If you know of a youth or adult that is interested in volunteering send them our way for fun, family and learning.” -Roberta Driscoll

How to Apply:


Complete the Adult Volunteer Application Form. Once you submit your application, you will receive a confirmation email.

Attend an interview session. You will be contacted by the COSI team to schedule it.

Following a successful interview, COSI will complete a reference and background check.

If selected, you will need to attend an onboarding session designed to help prepare you for your role as a COSI Volunteer.

Available Positions:

Floor Faculty Facilitator (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Objective

As an educator, you will enhance the experience of our guests by providing them with a hands-on experience. By asking questions and facilitating exploration, you will lead activities in the hallways, Atrium and exhibit areas that will enrich the COSI experience and provoke further exploration. Volunteer Facilitator will receive coaching from their supervisor and others to encourage personal development within the role.

Education/Experience

Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and the ability to interact effectively with children, adults, parents, teachers and team members. Must be a team player with the ability to work in a dynamic, boisterous, ever-changing environment. Must have a passion for educating the public, a willingness to develop characters and research science content, and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Must be able to stand for long periods of time, be comfortable to perform in front of large and small audiences, including one-on-one interactions. Interaction audition required of all qualified applicants.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
A. Educate and interact with guests, using activities and demonstrations as a tool for exploration.
B. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of activities and exhibition areas including:

  • Philosophy, policies, and educational methods and techniques
  • Function, performance and operation of all exhibits and program elements
  • Setup, cleanup, maintenance and emergency procedures
C. Assist in training new team members.
D. Provide creative input to enhance the learning and exploration of the exhibition areas, including development of scripts, educational materials and programming.
E. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings and extended training opportunities, such as COSI University.
F. Serve as an example to other COSI team members in matters of appearance, attitude and performance in a manner best serving COSI team members and guests.
G. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in guest services by assuring guest safety, using courtesy to drive each guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
H. Perform other duties as assigned by Team Leaders, Exhibition Area Directors and/or the Director of the Volunteer Program.

COSI AGREES TO PROVIDE:
A. Orientation and Training
B. Ongoing skill development
C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development
D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line
E. Discounts in the Atomic Cafe and Science2Go! Shop
F. Recognition and invitations to special events
G. Membership after 100 hours

Reports to

Manager of Experience Program Volunteers

Hours

Minimum of 2 Days Per Month (4-8 Hours Each)

Guest Relations Volunteer (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Objective

Enhance the experience of our guests by answering questions and assisting visitors at the guest service desk, greeting individual guests and groups, and by ushering the National Geographic Giant Screen Theater and Planetarium Shows.

Education/Experience

Candidates must possess excellent communication skills, have a passion for educating the public, and enjoy working with people of all ages and backgrounds. Candidate must have the ability to interact effectively with children, adults, parents, teachers and team members. Candidate must also be able to stand for long periods of time, be comfortable performing in front of large and small audiences, including one-on-one interactions.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
A. Interact with guests by answering questions and assisting with their needs while they are in the building and provide concierge level guest services to all guests and Team.
B. Assist guest from the Guest Services Desk by answering questions, addressing guest challenges, providing rental services, following appropriate procedures for misplaced individuals, and providing concierge level of guest services.
C. Greet and assist guests at the door as they enter and exit the building.
D. Greet groups as they exit buses, answer questions, move lunches to appropriate locations, and provide guidance to groups.
E. Usher Theaters by following all appropriate entry and exit procedures; collect, count, and record tickets to shows; and assure safety and comfort of guests during shows.
F. Develop and maintain knowledge of exhibition areas, the building, programs, and shows.
G. Provide creative input to enhance the guest experience.
H. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings, volunteer trainings, and extended training opportunities such as COSI University.
I. Serve as an example to other COSI team members in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI team members and guests.
J. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in guest services by assuring guest safety, using courtesy to drive each guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
K. Perform other duties as assigned by Team Leaders, Area Supervisors, and/or the Director of the Volunteer Program.

COSI AGREES TO PROVIDE:
A. Orientation and Training
B. Ongoing skill development
C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development
D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line
E. Discounts in the Atomic Café and Science2Go! Shop
F. Recognition and invitations to special events
G. Membership after 100 hours

Reports to

Supervisor of Front Line Volunteers

Hours

Minimum of 2 Days Per Month (4-8 Hours Each)

little kidspace® Volunteer (click for details)

Posted

Thursday, 24 August 2017

Objective

Provide little kidspace® guests with an enriched experience through interaction. Help infants, toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kindergartners develop mental, physical, and social skills through play. Assist in Big Kids Lab keeping older siblings involved with hands-on activities and interactive games.

Education/Experience

Candidate must enjoy working with young children, have a strong interest in early childhood education, possess patience, and have the ability to interact effectively with children and adults. Candidate must be a team player with the ability to work in a dynamic, boisterous, ever-changing environment, and be able to stand for long periods of time.

Duties & Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include, but are not limited to:
A. Initiate interaction with young guests in exhibit area and in the Big Kids Lab.
B. Support development through imaginative play and encourage exploration with hands-on activities.
C. Develop and maintain a thorough working knowledge of area including:

  • little kidspace® philosophy, policies and operation
  • Function and operation of all exhibits and program elements
  • Setup, cleanup, maintenance, and emergency procedures

D. Perform the cleaning schedule as needed. General pick-up and maintenance of little kidspace®.
E. Provide general services to guests (i.e. dry clothes, diapers, warm bottles) and enforce rules and regulations to provide a safe and clean area for our young guests to explore.
F. Support general COSI operations through participation in team meetings, volunteer trainings, and extended training opportunities such as COSI University.
G. Serve as an example to other COSI team members in matters of appearance, attitude, and performance in a manner best serving COSI team members and guests.
H. In accordance with COSI's Guest Services Strategy, and as opportunities present themselves, provide excellence in guest services by assuring guest safety, using courtesy to drive each guest interaction, by delivering the COSI show, and by keeping operations efficient.
I. Perform other duties as assigned by Team Leaders, Exhibition Area Directors, and/or the Director of the Volunteer Program.

COSI AGREES TO PROVIDE:
A. Orientation and Training
B. Ongoing skill development
C. Coaching from supervisor and others to encourage personal development
D. Free Parking – location on COTA bus line
E. Discounts in the Atomic Café and Science2Go! Shop
F. Recognition and invitations to special events
G. Membership after 100 hours

Reports to

Manager of Experience Program Volunteers

Hours

2-4 Days Per Month (4-8 Hours Each)

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