Education Program Volunteer

Purpose Support the Education Department’s public programs at the Museum
Key Responsibilities Our public program volunteers help the Education staff to make every child’s visit to Imagine a special and memorable experience. Programs that require Education Public Program Volunteers include, but are not limited to interactive story times, hands-on science and engineering programs, and playful music and movement programs.

  • Work alongside Imagine’s skilled educators to deliver engaging hands-on lessons and entertaining presentations that enrich every family’s visit to the Museum
  • Help to organize, set up, and clean up all activity materials
  • Record participation/attendance numbers and feedback from visitors following each program
  • Share your observations and experiences with education staff members for purposes of program evaluation and improvement
  • Answer general visitor inquiries while on the Museum floor, directing them to appropriate locations and staff members as needed
Location Various locations at Imagine Children’s Museum
Supervision This position reports to the Education Director and the Education team.
Length of Assignment An ongoing commitment of at least one day every two weeks is desired. Help on weekends and school holidays/vacation days is especially needed.
Time Commitment Shifts are available Wednesday through Friday from 9:30-11:30 a.m. or 12:30-2:30 p.m. Shifts are also available Saturdays and Sundays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00-4:00 p.m.




  • Enthusiasm for interacting with children ages 1-12 and their families
  • Reliable and trustworthy
  • For story time programs, a passion for reading and a willingness to learn methods of age-appropriate and interactive storytelling (training provided)
  • For STEM programs, curiosity about and interest in science and engineering (no prior knowledge is required)
  • For music programs, ability to sing, clap and/or play a musical instrument at any skill level
  • Outgoing, friendly, and welcoming demeanor
  • Physical requirements: ability to sit, stand and kneel to adapt to a variety of audiences
Benefits Necessary training given; opportunities to gain new skills; ability to earn service hours; Museum membership after 100 hours of service in a 12-month period 10% discount in the Museum store after 100 hours of service in a 12-month period
To Apply Send an email to the Volunteer Coordinator at or call (425) 258-1006, ext. 1006.