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Exploratorium - High School Explainer Program

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San Francisco City


Pier 17 Suite 100, Embarcadero
San Francisco, CA 94111
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(415) 528-4344



Contact Name:

High School Explainer Program, Exploratorium


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Intern / Lab Volunteer
This program is "hands on."
Students must have completed the first year of high school, be between ages 15-18 for first-time Explainers
Fees / Stipend:
Program is year-round
At the High School Explainers Program, high school students explain exhibits at the San Francisco Exploratorium to the public and conduct the various science demonstrations for the public. The students receive about 60 hours of training in these areas of the job.

High School Explainers, the Exploratorium’s youngest employees, are a diverse group of students who engage visitors at exhibits, lead demonstrations, and run many museum operations.
Some are interested in science; all have a spark for learning new things. In keeping with the Exploratorium’s philosophy, they build their own skills while learning to help others.
Apr 7, 2018, 11:59 PM
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Target Group:
Students living in the Bay Area
Eligible candidates are high school students between the ages of 15 and 20 (but no older than 18 when they apply) who have basic communication skills, are curious, mature, open-minded, and eager to learn more about science, art, and perception. High School Explainers are hired for a four-month “semester” and work between 12 and 19.5 hours per week. They may be rehired for additional semesters. Required time commitment: The school-year schedule for Explainers is Wednesday and Friday 1:00 p.m.–5:30 p.m.; Thursday 3:15 p.m.–10:15 p.m., or 3:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m., or 5:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. The summer schedule for this position is Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. or 10:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; and Thursday 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m., 12:00–7:00 p.m., or 2:15 p.m.–10:15 p.m. Shift length is determined by age, according to labor laws for minors. A background in science is NOT required.
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If you are interested in becoming an Explainer for the Summer Session 2018 please apply online between March 25, 2018 - April 7, 2018. If you are selected, an Explainer representative will be in contact with you to schedule an interview. Please keep in mind that the High School Explainer Program is a very popular one, if you don't receive a call to schedule an interview please try again next time. We hire new Explainers every four months. Contact Information
 High School Explainer Program

 Piers 15/17 San Francisco, CA 94111 E-mail: hsexplainers@exploratorium.edu
Last updated Feb 2, 2018, 12:57 PM. Please check the official website link for the most accurate and current information to applying!