Are you passionate about science, technology, and art? Would you enjoy sharing your enthusiasm with museum visitors of all ages? Join our education and public programs team as a volunteer!
The MIT Museum welcomes individuals who are committed to engaging with the public and sharing excitement about and knowledge of MIT, current MIT research, or the MIT experience.
Volunteers lead demonstrations in our galleries on topics such as holography or robotics, interacting with visitors and empowering them to delve deeper into the subject. Run one of our existing hands-on demos, or work with the education and public programs team to develop a new demonstration showcasing areas of research that you want to share with the public.
Volunteers need not be affiliated with MIT, but we do require that they:
have completed high school and be at least 17 years old
commit to at least 50 hours of volunteering per year
participate in volunteer training at the museum
behave in a manner consistent with the museum’s values
Teen Programming Council
The MIT Museum Teen Programming Council is comprised of 12-15 high school students who are passionate about producing events about science and technology for their peers.
Council members create quarterly events at the MIT Museum for fellow teens to connect with MIT researchers and explore current advances in research. (Past events have included teen science cafes about sound, neuroscience, and space.) Teen Programming Council members will create connections with scientists and engineers, and develop professional career skills through event planning, developing and facilitating hands-on activities, and public speaking.
Ideal candidates will be current high school students who are motivated to create events for other teens, curious about advances in science and technology, willing to commit 4-10 hours / month during the 2018-2019 school year through twice-monthly, Saturday afternoon, meetings, and have a desire to work collaboratively within a team of similarly inspired students.