• Work-Study Jobs at Non-Profits & Schools


  • The links below will take you to the current off-campus job listings for Federal Work-Study (FWS) positions in areas that include literacy/family literacy and community service organizations. If you are interested in a Federal Work-Study position, you must first contact the Student Employment Office to confirm that you are eligible for Work Study funding, and that you have been awarded Work Study funds as part of your overall financial aid package.

    If you have already received an email from the MHCC Student Employment Office stating you are eligible for a Work-Study position, please click on the list below for specific job descriptions and contact information. To set up an interview for the position, contact the supervisor listed in the job description. Please remember to bring with you the email from Student Employment that states you are eligible for Work-Study. (You can print it out or have it available on your phone to show the supervisor.)

    English/SS/ESL Tutor Summit Learning Charter School - Virtual/Remote

    Job Description: Conduct virtual tutor sessions for individual students or small groups of virtual academy students for grades 7-12 in English/SS/ESL.

    Location: Summit Learning Charter School-all positions are to be virtual/remote

    http://summitlearningcharter.org
    https://www.facebook.com/summitvirtual/

    Qualifications: Math Skill Level: Completed Math 95, or higher. Writing Skill Level: Completed Writing 121, or higher.

    Wage: $17/hour

    Shifts: Flexible, depending on availability, but may be up to 15 hours per week.

    Other Information: Must pass criminal background check prior to starting position. Tutor Training/on-boarding will be provided. Students are supervised my teachers, but may tutor students individually and/or in small groups in break-out rooms.

    Contact: To find out more about this position and to verify your Work-Study information, please email studentemployment@mhcc.edu before contacting Dale Bernardini at, dbernardini@summitlc.org.

    Math/Science Tutor Summit Learning Charter School - Virtual/Remote

    Job Description: Conduct virtual tutor sessions for individual students or small groups of virtual academy students for grades 7-12 in math and science.

    Location: Summit Learning Charter School-all positions are to be virtual/remote

    http://summitlearningcharter.org
    https://www.facebook.com/summitvirtual/

    Qualifications: Math Skill Level: Must have taken Algebra and Geometry at high school or college level. Science Skill Level: Must have taken Biology, General Science, and Chemistry at high school or college level.

    Wage: $17/hour

    Shifts: Flexible, depending on availability, but may be up to 15 hours per week.

    Other Information: Must pass criminal background check prior to starting position. Tutor Training/on-boarding will be provided. Students are supervised my teachers, but may tutor students individually and/or in small groups in break-out rooms.

    Contact: To find out more about this position and to verify your Work-Study information, please email studentemployment@mhcc.edu before contacting Dale Bernardini at, dbernardini@summitlc.org.

    Technical Support Intern--Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute

    Job Description:
    Join a two-person team of IT professionals supporting instructors, secretaries and administrators using both Apple and Windows devices. Work 10-15 hours per week, scheduled around your classes. Examples of the tasks you can expect:

    • Perform Windows 7 to Windows 10 upgrades
    • Perform MS Office 2013 to 2019 Upgrades
    • Cleanup of Ethernet wiring on network patch panels
    • Identify and label servers, network switches, and other IT equipment
    • Create a Visio illustration of the Data Center
    • Provide internal website support

    Qualifications:
    Prefer to hire a MHCC student from Computer Information Systems, CIS-Information Technology or Networking & CyberSecurity to help them build their resume with real-world experiences and a professional reference. We appreciate the following qualities:

    • A positive attitude and willingness to learn
    • Responsible enough to take a task and run with it without need of direct supervision and know when to ask clarifying questions
    • Good reading comprehension, able to read complex instructions and technical manuals to identify solutions
    • Able to lift up to 50 pounds

    Wage: $14.00 per hour to start
    Shifts: Monday-Thursday, flexible scheduling 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Contact: David Kupersmith at davidkupersmith@pnci.org

    Pacific Northwest Carpenters Institute is a regional training center for union carpenters and apprentices. Almost 1600 apprentices take classes at PNCI when they are not getting their On-the-Job Training at a construction site. PNCI has 18 classrooms equipped with a variety of instructional technologies, conference facilities with teleconferencing and audio-visual equipment as well as administrative offices.

    Oregon MESA Family Engagement Assistant

    Job Description:
    About MESA

    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit hosted at the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science; MESA equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MHCC is launching our own MESA Regional Center in fall 2019.

    Position Overview
    The Family Engagement Assistant is a university undergraduate or graduate student who supports MESA Families and Students with resources and connections necessary to access STEM fields. This is an excellent opportunity for a student interested in event coordination, partner engagement, and community outreach. This position works 50% onsite at the Oregon MESA office at Portland State University and 50% offsite at events held in MESA Schools in Multnomah County.

    Responsibilities

    • Build relationships with MESA families through regular phone calls, text messaging, and in-person communication
    • Recruit Families to participate in MESA events, such as Family Nights, Demo Day, and Family Advisory Committees
    • Coordinate event logistics and staffing for Family events
    • Travel to Family events and host activities (school outreach nights, MESA Family Nights, and MESA Parent Advisory Committee meetings)
    • Track, administer, and submit event data (RSVPs, attendance, surveys, etc…)

    Qualifications:

    • Passion for the MESA mission
    • Bilingual: Spanish (conversational) and English (verbal and written)
    • Prior knowledge, skills, or experience serving diverse communities
    • Currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate student in accredited four-year college or university
    • Highly adaptable, self-motivated, organized, with strong attention to detail
    • Ability to present information in a clear, concise, and culturally responsive manner
    • Working knowledge of spreadsheets through either Excel/Google Sheets
    • Proven ability to collaborate with teams, multi-task, set priorities, adapt to change, and solve problems in a dynamic, high-performing work environment
    • Takes initiative and able to work independently and efficiently

    Wage: $15/hour for up to 80 hours per school year
    Shifts: late afternoon/evenings: attend events and phone calls
    Type of Positions: Student Aide (students do not need to qualify for Federal Work-Study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Robin Cousineau, MESA Regional Coordinator, robin.cousineau@mhcc.edu 971-208-5969

    Oregon MESA Mentor

    About this Job
    About MESA

    Oregon MESA is working to close the opportunity and achievement gaps in science and math for students underrepresented in STEM. MESA is a non-profit outreach program that serves historically underrepresented populations. MESA is hosted by the Portland State University-College of Engineering and Computer Science and equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MESA is supported by five regional centers serving students in over 40 schools in Multnomah, Marion, Clackamas, Washington, and Klamath Counties. Mentors report to the MESA Regional Centers within each of these regions.

    About Mentor Program
    MESA Mentors work with a teacher (MESA Advisor) to guide 6-12th grade student inventors at MESA schools in the East Multnomah County area. Mentors will act as role models and help students with their invention projects during weekly after school meetings, hosted at local schools or virtually by MESA Advisors. Mentors will partner with a STEM professional to support students in their project needs.  Mentors primarily serve during the academic school year, Oct. - May with training starting in September.

    Mentors will be placed in MESA schools throughout East Multnomah County. Interviews will begin mid-September. First round of placements will take place at the end of September for the 2021-2022 school year. Work will be in-person this year, with some sites using a hybrid model depending on school district guidelines.

    Job duties include:

    • Serve as a point of contact between Oregon MESA and your chapter
    • Support students with invention and engineering projects
    • Research curriculum and activities for MESA teachers as needed
    • Act as support for Advisors in managing and processing student paperwork, attendance rosters, and with the transport or distribution of materials
    • Attend trainings that Oregon MESA holds on an ongoing basis
    • Assist MESA staff in planning, preparing, and managing special events
    • Create and give a presentation on how you chose your college & major, and what you are doing in school (research, etc) to prepare yourself for your intended career.

    Take note that this position primarily serves in the academic school year (Sept. - May), and that mentors who are hired in this recruitment wave will be expected to incorporate mentoring with us throughout the upcoming year's classes. This position will have orientation upon hire and additional paid training. Oregon MESA is following ODE guidelines on virtual programming and mentors will be required to comply with those guidelines.

    Commitment: 5-12 hours/week

    • Support and attend weekly MESA school chapter meetings in-person or virtually depending on school and institutional guidelines
    • Complete weekly activity reports
    • Participate in professional development events held 1-2 times per month
    • Host presentation to engage students in college readiness 
    • Other administrative duties as assigned
    • Be part of at least 1 of 3 sub-committees
      • Leadership Team
        • Be involved in event planning
        • Attend monthly communication meetings with all staff
        • Lead communications to other Mentors
        • Mentor new Mentors that come on later in the year
        • Facilitate engagement events for Mentors with RC
      • Outreach Team
        • Tabling at events
        • Work Family Nights for schools
        • Make phone calls to families for events
        • Speaking for events/classrooms
      • Chapter Team
        • Being placed at multiple chapter sites
        • Help with updating/editing curriculum
        • Researching/creating materials for curriculum

    Requirements include:

    • Availability some weekdays between 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm
    • Travel to MESA chapter meetings each week. If meetings are held virtually due to social distancing requirements, attend virtual meetings instead
    • Willingness to initiate conversation with youth and teachers
    • Must successfully pass a background check
    • Valid driver's license (if using a personal vehicle to travel to and from MESA sites)
    • Have access to a personal computer and internet (assistance may be provided on case by case basis)

    Qualifications:

    • Excellent verbal and written communication
    • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time efficiently
    • Leadership and project management experience
    • Experience working with students in an educational or mentoring setting
    • Knowledge or experience working with diverse population
    • Background in a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, and/or math)

    Benefits:

    • Connections with industry professionals
    • Safe space when you come to PSU
    • Technical training opportunities and skill building 
    • Professional Development and Professional Learning Community
    • Community of mentors and staff 
    • Laptop checkout

    Wage: $14.50/hour. Mentors are compensated for travel time and mileage to chapter meetings. 
    Shifts: 5-12 hours per week, between 2:30 pm - 5:30 pm. Subcommittee work may be between 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Applicants from all institutions are encouraged to apply. For Applicants from Mt. Hood Community College, Federal Work-Study is preferred, but not required!
    Please note that for applicants outside of Mt. Hood Community College, this is a contract position, not a student employment position.

    About Oregon MESA: Portland State University
    Oregon MESA is a pre-college academic program hosted by Portland State University that equips underrepresented students with science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), invention, and 21st-century skills. MESA reframes these skills into how students can help others in their daily lives, connecting academic work to their real lives and aspirations. As a result, they are better prepared to graduate from high school, enroll in post-secondary education, and compete in a global marketplace.

    Our mission is to provide students underrepresented in the fields of mathematics, engineering, science, and technology with the skills, knowledge, and opportunities to develop their talents, explore technology-based careers, enter college, and compete successfully in the workforce.

    Wage: $14.50/hour for up to 120 hours per school
    Shifts: 5-12 hours per week, including between 3-5:30 p.m.
    Type of Positions: Student Aide (students do not need to qualify for Federal Work-Study to be eligible for this role)
    Contact: Robin Cousineau, MESA Regional Coordinator East County, robin.cousineau@mhcc.edu, 971-208-5969

    Career Coach Assistant/WorkSource Portland Metro East

    Located at Rosewood Initiative at 16126 SE Stark Street, Portland, OR 97233
    Job Description:

    Provide excellent customer service to job seekers in a high-volume environment. Duties include, but are not limited to: assisting WorkSource customers at Rosewood Initiative with computer/internet use, and Job Club workshops; answer basic program questions and direct customers to appropriate staff for additional assistance; learn to use and assist customers with iMatchSkills and adaptive software and equipment; check job search library materials in and out; straighten lab area and keep it clean and stocked; may assist with resumes and cover letters.

    Qualifications:
    Excellent customer service skills; ability to handle difficult customers appropriately and ask for assistance when necessary; basic to intermediate computer skills, including MS Office; able to work independently serving a diverse population of customers; able to maintain a positive, professional attitude and appearance. Bilingual skills preferred.

    Wage: To be determined.
    Shifts: Varies; to be determined.
    Contact: Sandra Siordia at 503-660-1459 (WorkSource), 971-293-8570 (Rosewood), or Sandra.Siordia@mhcc.edu.

    Career Center Assistant for WorkSource Portland Metro East

    Located at 19421 SE Stark Street
    Job Description:

    Provide superior customer service to job seekers in a high volume computer lab. Duties include but are not limited to: assist customers at WorkSource Portland Metro East with computer use; answer basic program questions and direct customers to appropriate staff for additional assistance; learn to use and assist customers with iMatchSkills and adaptive software and equipment; check job search library materials in and out; straighten lab area and keep it clean and stocked; may assist with resumes and cover letters.

    Qualifications:
    Excellent customer service skills; ability to handle difficult customers appropriately and ask for assistance when necessary; basic to intermediate computer skills, including MS Office; able to work independently serving a diverse population of customers; able to maintain a positive, professional attitude and appearance. Business casual dress code. Bilingual skills preferred.

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
    Contact: Send resume to Sheila McQueen 503-660-1449 or sheila.mcqueen@mhcc.edu.

    Center for Innovation - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Center for Innovation, Turbine Hall)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education Work Study Students are in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences and inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work Study Students assist Museum Education staff in the regular maintenance, upkeep, and development of the museum halls and labs.

    This position is for the Center for Innovation (C4I) and reports to the Turbine Hall Assistant Manager. OMSI's Center for Innovation is a new area of the museum where guests participate in Design Challenges—activities where they build on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) knowledge to design, build, test, and iterate solutions to solve personal, local, and global challenges. As a work-study student in this area, you will primarily facilitate these hands-on Design Challenges with visitors of all ages. You may also participate in helping to design, develop, test, and evaluate activities and experiences.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills
    • Self-directed and willing to take initiative
    • Creative, imaginative, and collaborative
    • Desire and/or ability to present science, design, and engineering processes and content in an engaging way to a broad age range
    • Present a professional personal appearance
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule

    Training you will receive:

    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, and cultivate learner-driven investigations
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Museum safety and emergency response
    • General interactive exhibit and activity development skills and practices

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Schedule depends on needs of the lab or hall, but will be regular and predictable week to week. Minimum of 4 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Shifts will fall in windows between 9:00am-5:30pm.
    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: Please check the website, https://omsi.edu/internships, for the most up-to-date position information, and to make sure your desired position is currently available. For any additional questions, please contact Jessica Norberg, Volunteer Engagement Coordinator, at jnorberg@omsi.edu, or 503-797-4615.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Chemistry Lab - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Chemistry Lab)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education work study students spend their time in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences and inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work study students assist Museum Education staff in the presentation and development of the museum halls and labs.

    This work study position is for the Chemistry Lab and reports to the Chemistry Educator and/or Turbine Hall Assistant Manager. OMSI's Chemistry Lab is the first hands-on wet chemistry lab experience in a science museum in the nation. Visitors to the lab put on goggles and explore a variety of phenomena in chemistry using actual chemistry tools and chemicals. Topics change weekly, ensuring a dynamic experience for staff and guests alike!

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills
    • Self-directed and willing to take initiative
    • Desire and/or ability to present science process and content in an engaging way to a broad age range
    • Present a professional personal appearance
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule
    • Interest in chemistry and science education
    • Basic familiarity and comfort with chemical handling and chemical safety

    Training you will receive:

    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, cultivate learner-driven investigations, and practice reflective facilitation
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Museum safety and emergency response
    • Chemical handling and hazard communication

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Schedule depends on needs of the lab or hall, but will be regular and predictable week to week. Minimum of 4 hours per week for at least 10 weeks. Shifts will fall in windows between 9:00am-5:30pm.

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application, along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Climate Awareness Coordinator - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Design Office)

    Job Description:
    The Climate Awareness Coordinator (CAC) will support the work of the Climate Action Group coordinating museum-wide climate change activities in partnership with community organizations. The CAC Work-Study position will assist with researching best practices for climate education, developing community partnerships, and planning of high impact events. The CAC has three main roles: (1) assist and work alongside staff exploring climate change, (2) identify potential community partners, and (3) coordinate museum-wide activities. At the supervisor's discretion, some of the student's time may also be spent on special projects.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Commitment to advocating for practices of equity and inclusion
    • Self-directed and willing to take initiative.
    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
    • Present a professional personal appearance.
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule.
    • Ability to manage time effectively with multiple tasks and in a shared workspace.
    • Strong computer skills, particularly using Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook

    Training you will receive:

    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Museum safety and emergency response
    • National Network for Ocean and Climate Change Interpretation (NNOCCI) training

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Shifts would be Sunday – Friday between 9:00 am and 5:30 pm. Minimum of 8 - 12 hours a week for at least 2 academic terms/ semesters. Must have Thursday afternoon availability.

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application, along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Earth Sciences - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Earth Labs)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education Work Study Students are in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences and inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work Study Students assist Museum Education staff in the regular maintenance, upkeep, and development of the museum halls and labs.

    This Earth Sciences Work Study will assist the Coordinator with teaching classes, interacting with visitors in an informal education environment, and project work involving climate change research and developing climate change demonstrations. Earth Science focuses on how earth systems and humans affect each other. Visitors explore topics that include climate change, renewable energy, watersheds, plate tectonics, and paleontology. The hall includes the Earth and Paleontology Labs, and a Science on a Sphere (SOS) exhibit. SOS is a six-foot diameter globe with data visualizations projected on it.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
    • Self-directed and willing to take initiative.
    • Desire and/or ability to present science process and content in an engaging way to a broad age range.
    • Present a professional personal appearance.
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule.
    • Must have an earth or environmental science background

    Training you will receive:

    • Lab specific maintenance and procedures
    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, and cultivate learner-driven investigations
    • Museum safety and emergency response

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Must have Wednesday 2 pm – 5:30 pm availability. Minimum of 8 hours a week for at least 1 academic term/ semester.

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application, along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Early Childhood Engagement - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Science Playground and Discovery Lab)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education Work Study Students are in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences and inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work Study Students assist Museum Education staff in the regular maintenance, upkeep, and development of the museum halls and labs.

    This position is for the Early Childhood Engagement program and reports to the Early Childhood Engagement Educator and/or Coordinator. The Science Playground and Discovery Lab are OMSI's areas where young children ages 0-6 learn and explore in fun, developmentally appropriate settings. The Early Childhood Education Work Study Student assists Early Childhood Engagement staff in maintaining physical spaces, supporting parents and children while they experience activities and exhibits, and ensuring the safety of our youngest visitors and their families.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
    • Interest and/or experience in early childhood education and child development.
    • Must be able to bend and stoop as needed to maintain integrity, appearance, and safety of the area.
    • Ability to take initiative.
    • Eager to present science process and content in an engaging way to young children.
    • Interest in early childhood education and child development; ability to learn and communicate these topics to adult audiences.
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a regular schedule.
    • Must present a professional personal appearance.
    • Working toward a degree in early childhood education, child development, psychology, education, or science with college coursework in early childhood education.
    • Experience working with the public and/or young children highly desirable.
    • Experience working with the public in formal or informal educational settings highly desired

    Training you will receive:

    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, and cultivate learner-driven investigations
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Museum safety and emergency response
    • Customer service
    • Best practices in early childhood education in an informal setting.

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Schedule depends on needs of the lab or hall, but will be regular and predictable week to week. Ideal candidates can commit to at least one and up to three 4-hour shifts per week for at least one semester (between 4 – 12 hours a week). Our preference is for both weekend and weekday availability. General windows of time when the selected candidate can work align with museum open hours: Tuesday--Sunday, 9am-5:30pm.

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application, along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Featured Exhibit Science Educator Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Featured Exhibit)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education Work Study Students are in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences. Work Study Students inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work Study Students assist Museum Education staff in the regular presentation and development of the museum halls and labs.

    The Featured Exhibit Hall displays touring exhibits on loan to OMSI for short engagements. These short-term exhibits introduce visitors to a wide range of topics, from music to mummies! The Featured Exhibit Work-Study position has three main roles: (1) facilitate visitor learning experiences with informal interactions, demonstrations, and activities, (2) assist and work alongside volunteers in the exhibit and (3) provide customer service. At the supervisor's discretion, some of the student's time may also be spent on special projects.

    Below is a description of Work Study responsibilities for the upcoming exhibit, Exquisite Creatures, on view October 5, 2019 – February 17, 2020.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills
    • Self-direction and willingness to take initiative
    • Ability to present science process and content in an engaging way to a diverse public
    • Professional personal appearance
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule
    • Excitement about nature and conservation

    Training you will receive:

    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, and cultivate learner-driven investigations
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Museum safety and emergency response
    • Exquisite Creatures specific staff training

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Schedule depends on needs of the hall, but will be regular and predictable. Minimum of 8 hours per week for approximately 12 weeks. Our preference is for both weekend and weekday availability

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application, along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Life Sciences - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Life Lab)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education Work Study Students are in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences and inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work Study Students assist Museum Education staff in the regular maintenance, upkeep, and development of the museum halls and labs.

    The Life Sciences work study position has two main roles: (1) assist the Life Sciences Coordinator in class type programs for grades K-12, and (2) assist with maintenance of the lab, including animal husbandry. Visitors to the Life Science Lab explore concepts such as ecology, anatomy, animal biology and more. With living collections such as snakes, rats and insects, guests of the life science lab can view these animals in a safe learning environment. Also with activities such as microscope exploration, DNA extraction and owl pellet dissections, this lab offers facilitated hands-on learning of Biology.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Ability to present science process and content in an engaging way to a broad age range.
    • Basic knowledge and interest in Life Science – Biology, Anatomy, Zoology, etc.
    • Strong communication and customer service skills.
    • Comfortable working with and handling live animals.
    • Experience working with the public in educational settings highly desirable.

    Training you will receive:

    • Animal care and animal handling
    • Lab specific maintenance and procedures
    • Engaging in life science demonstrations and activities
    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, and cultivate learner-driven investigations
    • Museum safety and emergency response

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Ideal candidates will commit to 6 – 12 hours a week for at least 1 academic term/ semester. Must have Tuesday availability.

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application, along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.

    Physics Lab Educator - OMSI Position currently not available

    Located at 1945 SE Water Ave, Portland, OR 97214 (Physics Lab, Turbine Hall, Offices in These Spaces)

    Job Description:
    Museum Education Work Study Students are in the halls and labs of OMSI where they facilitate hands-on science experiences and inspire museum guests to make amazing connections with science through activities, demonstrations, and informal interactions. Work Study Students assist Museum Education staff in the regular maintenance, upkeep, and development of the museum halls and labs.

    The Physics Lab invites students to explore and teach physical science through hands-on interactive exhibits and demonstrations in the Physics Lab and Turbine Hall. Visitors to the Physics Lab explore concepts such as electricity, magnetism, optics, sound and more. Home to some of OMSI's longtime favorite activities like the one-of-a-kind hand cranked Van de Graaff generator, the Physics Lab is growing to include a 3-D printer, and new activities to go along with the classics! The Physics Lab Educator Work-Study position has two roles: (1) to facilitate visitor learning experiences with informal interactions, demonstrations, and lab activities and (2) to assist with maintenance and daily operations of the labs.

    Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:
    What we are looking for:

    • Strong communication, customer service, and problem-solving skills.
    • Desire and/or ability to present science process and content in an engaging way to a broad age range.
    • Background or interest in education, physics, and/or engineering
    • Self-directed and willing to take initiative.
    • Ability to contribute to a positive team dynamic
    • Must be dependable, punctual, and willing to commit to a schedule.

    Training you will receive:

    • General informal science education philosophies and pedagogy
    • Facilitation best practices, including how to facilitate intergenerational communication, frame questions, gauge and respond to guests' social and educational goals, and cultivate learner-driven investigations
    • Culturally responsive facilitation strategies
    • Museum safety and emergency response
    • Engaging in physics demonstrations and activities
    • Lab specific maintenance and procedures

    Wage: Need to speak with contact person
    Shifts: Minimum of 8 hours per week; maximum dependent on award and availability. Shift times generally 9:00am-5:30pm, with flexibility for half days and travel time with class schedule. Schedule depends on the needs of the lab or hall, but will be regular and predictable week to week.

    Type of Positions: This position is only available to students who have been awarded Federal Work-Study funding as part of their financial aid award package.

    Contact: To apply and submit your online application along with a resume and cover letter.

    For any additional questions, please contact Kristen Krakow, Volunteer Engagement and Experiences Manager, at kkraklow@omsi.edu, or 360-936-0278.