Animal Inside Out Exhibit Attendant

Organization Details
Organization Name: The Manitoba Museum
Address: 190 Rupert Avenue
Winnipeg MB  R3B 0N2
Website: http://www.manitobamuseum.ca
Organizational Description: The Manitoba Museum is the province's largest, not-for-profit heritage and science centre. We are renowned for our vivid portrayal of Manitoba's rich and colourful history, Planetarium shows, and Science Gallery exhibits.

The Museum's collections reflect the heritage of Manitoba and other regions of the world. Our nine interpretive galleries explore the interrelationship of people and their environment. Travel through millions of years as you journey from north to south across Manitoba's vast and varied landscape, from the icy arctic coast to the windswept prairies.

The Museum is noted for its three-dimensional walk-through galleries. Highlights include the Nonsuch, a full-size 17th century sailing vessel, and the Urban Gallery, which takes you back in time to Winnipeg during the 1920%u2032s.

The Planetarium features interactive multimedia shows that recreate the current night sky, explore various hot topics in astronomy, and highlight the latest space discoveries. From imaginative children's shows to more sophisticated fare , the Planetarium shares the wonders of the universe with visitors of all ages.

Touch the universe with more than 100 entertaining hands-on exhibits in the Science Gallery. Push the limits of your imagination, put your senses to the test and explore science, technology and the world around you in an exciting, high-energy environment.
Volunteer Opportunity Details
Description of Duties: The Animal Inside Out exhibit takes visitors on an anatomical safari of more than 100 specimens. Each animal is painstakingly preserved by the remarkable process of plastination, invented by anatomist Dr. Gunther von Hagens.
From goats to giraffes and octopuses to ostriches, visitors will discover the form and function of animals both exotic and familiar. Highlights of plastinates featured in the exhibit include the world's tallest mammal, the giraffe, and the rarely seen giant squid; a magnificent bull, with a heart five times the size of a human's; and a reindeer, with hooves adapted to the changing seasons.
Biology textbooks spring to life in this unforgettable museum learning experience. This highly educational exhibition is designed for all ages and reveals an in-depth look at animals from a rarely seen perspective.
Volunteering in the Animal Inside Out exhibit at The Manitoba Museum means helping the people of Manitoba and visitors to our province engage in hands-on science learning. Furthermore, our volunteers help to preserve and maintain the exhibits for our visitors and future visitors at other institutions.
An Animal Inside Out volunteer should have a passion for science, especially anatomy and/or biology; be committed to helping a wide range of visitors make the most of their Animal Inside Out experience; and be able to work in sometimes high stress situations.
Skills Required: - education and/or a genuine interest in biology, especially animal anatomy
- good communicator and interest in interpretation
- ease at initiating public interaction
- interest in working with children and adults
- punctual, reliable, energetic and enthusiastic
- able to take initiative and work without constant supervision
Skills Gained/Related Careers: - Communication skills
- teamwork skills
- interpersonal skills
- interpretation skills
Age: 17 and under, 18-30, 31-54, 55+
Time Commitment: Daytime, Evening, Weekend
COMMITMENT: Minimum one bi-weekly shift during run of the exhibit (April 17-Sept. 2, 2019). - Weekday (Mon.-Fri.) shifts will be 2.5 hours from 10am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-3pm. - Weekend/Holiday Break shifts will be 3 hrs from 10:30am-1:30pm or 1:30pm-4:30pm. - Limited Thursday evening shifts are also available from 5:30pm-8:30pm.
Location of volunteer opportunity: Winnipeg
Does opportunity require a criminal record check? No
Does opportunity require a child abuse registry check? Yes
Will cost be reimbursed? Yes
Opportunity is available to candidates that: Are fulfilling volunteer hours for credit
Speaks French
Uses a wheelchair
Organization will provide: A letter of reference
Bus tickets
Supervision
Training/Orientation
free admission to Museum, Science Gallery & Planetarium;discounts on purchases in Museum Shop
How to Apply: Online: app.betterimpact.com/Application?OrganizationGuid=c23ac701-649e-4bb9-8695-1662670ca099&ApplicationFormNumber=1.
Closing Date: Jul 31, 2019