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Organisation : Australian Museum

Location : Sydney

Time required : Minimum of 1 full day of availability

Duration of project : 6 - 15 August 2019

Sector : Arts & Culture

Posted on : 12 Jul, 2019

About the role

We’re on the lookout for enthusiastic volunteers to be the face of our two-week science festival, Science in the City

Sign up and celebrate all things science with us, meet like-minded people, and get an inside look into how a science festival and a museum are run. Our volunteers are the face, heart and soul of the festival, and their support is integral to the delivery of this popular program which welcomed over 7,000 students in 2018!

We are looking for volunteers to help us deliver science-focused events from 6 – 15th of August 2019. Ideally, you are available for 3 shifts (with a minimum of 1 full day) and are willing to travel between four venues: The Australian Museum, Sydney Grammar, PCYC Woolloomooloo and the Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park.


Event Roles

On any given day you could be assisting with venues and presenters, helping out with ticketing, liaising with teachers and school groups, and communicating the wonders of science to the public during one of our community days. Working with Science in the City is a great way to gain experience in the museum, gallery, science communication and event management industries. There’s no other event like this in Australia, and no other way to get this type of firsthand experience. Eager to get involved? There are two main volunteer positions during the festival, volunteer for one, or both!


Community Day Volunteer

Assists the Science Engagement and Events team to deliver two huge community days (Little Explorers Big Bay Out and Super Science Saturday). This position helps with ticketing, presenter setup, crowd flow management, wayfinding and more.


School Volunteer

Assists with the delivery of our education weeks which take place across four venues. These events run from 8:30am to 2:30pm, Tuesday to Thursday each week of the festival.


Desirable skills & attributes:

  • An approachable, friendly personality;
  • comfortable interacting with visitors of all backgrounds, especially school students;
  • good time management skills;
  • good customer service and communication skills;
  • flexible and able to problem solve;
  • a sense of humour and willing to have fun!


Benefits for you

Volunteering at SITC is a great way to gain experience in events, museums, science education and community engagement. You will get the chance to:

  • Gain experience in the museum, gallery and event management industries;
  • get your name out there in the cultural, scientific and arts communities of NSW;
  • network with the growing science education and science communication community of Sydney.


Want to work with us?

Register here to volunteer → https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/NB78F83

If you have any queries about Science in the City, please email sarah.little@austmus.gov.au or call (02) 9320 6330.

For more information about what’s on during the festival visit: https://australianmuseum.net.au/learn/teachers/science-in-the-city/


Applications close Friday 19 July at C.O.B.

About the organisation

Organisation name : Australian Museum
Not for Profit : Yes

How to apply for this role

Applications not allowed for this volunteering opportunity.

Please quote in application: Science in the City Volunteer via Pro Bono Australia.


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