Spark!Lab Ambassadors

Spark!Lab Ambassadors work with museum visitors in Spark!Lab, a hand-on space for children and families. Spark!Lab Ambassadors place an active role in . . .

  • facilitating meaningful visitor experiences by welcoming a diverse group of visitors and engaging in inquiry-based discovery at a variety of hands-on activity stations, using creative methods to inspire and encourage children’s and family’s interest in the invention process.
  • assisting daily facility operations in Spark!Lab by getting the space and hands-on activities ready for visitor use and helping with some routine maintenance necessary to keep the innovation and imagination flowing.

If you enjoy . . .

  • tinkering, experimenting, asking questions, and constructing and deconstructing things to figure out how they work.
  • interacting with diverse audiences, age groups, and learning styles.
  • working in an often busy and changing environment.

If you have . . .

  • some experience working in a hands-on, informal education space.
  • strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • an interest in invention, history, and science.

If you can . . .

  • commit to at least two four-hour shifts a month. Spark!Lab is open every day of the week except for Tuesdays and December 25th, including holidays.
  • handle frequent walking, standing, bending and lifting.

To Apply

Please contact Emma Grahn to request application information. Volunteers must be at least 17 years or older, and new volunteer trainings only take place twice a year, in spring and in fall. NOTE: Acceptance into the Spark!Lab Ambassador program is subject to successful completion of a background investigation.