Carlson Leadership & Public Service Center

May 23, 2016

Public service opportunity: Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteers

Public service opportunity: Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteers


Position title:

Tinker Tank Facilitator Volunteers


Name of organization:

Pacific Science Center




Position description:

Here at Pacific Science Center are seeking creative adult volunteers who share a passion for making things, tinkering with objects, building with mechanical parts, or experimenting with electronics. This position allows creativity to help facilitate inside Tinker Tank, a space which aims to inspire visitors to explore new ideas through hands-on design experiences – using their hands, tools, and imaginations! As a Facilitator volunteers play you will play a crucial role in the exploration process as you help people innovate and creatively solve problems.


  • Work directly/interact with visitors of all ages: with children, families, and the general public •Facilitate open-ended maker activities inside Tinker Tank •Prep activity materials •Welcome visitors and assist in providing directions to specific locations and exhibits •Attend and contribute during periodic Tinker Tank training and planning meetings to assist visitors to providing specific details about the exhibit.


Time commitment:

6 month commitment – two 5 hour shifts per month


Skill requirements:

  • Enjoy interacting with children, families and the general public •Passion for making things through robotic, electronic, metal working, wood working, sewing or arts and crafts and an enthusiasm for learning new skills •Ability to exercise creative judgments and flexibility when it comes to difficult situations that may arise during the event •Excellent oral communications: present a profession manner and present personal appearance and hygiene and smiling


Start date:

June 2016


End date:

December 2016



Seattle Pacific Science Center


How to apply:

  • Apply online: •Application deadline: May 30, 2016



Supervisor contact info:

Lisa Yeager