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Join our team

Sidewalk Science Center is seeking educators, astronomers, scientists, communicators, or anyone interested in sharing their passion for science and education. As an educator with us, you will impact the lives of hundreds of children, teens, and adults every single month. We offer travel and networking opportunities, as well as events with organizations, museums, and other community partners.

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Volunteer Positions

Volunteer at Sidewalk Science Center on your own schedule. We currently host multiple SSCs in public parks every week in the Bradenton, Lakewood Ranch, and Sarasota regions, so there is always an opportunity to meet new people, see new sights, and create new experiences within the local community.

Sidewalk Scientist

As a Sidewalk Scientist, you will teach a range of science experiments, demonstrations, and team-building activities at each Sidewalk Science Center session. Training & staff t-shirts provided.

Available Hours: 2-20 hours per month are available for volunteer Sidewalk Scientist positions

Volunteers may also cross-train as a paid educator for private & community events

Sidewalk Astronomer

As a Sidewalk Astronomer, you will show people the cosmos using telescopes, binoculars, phone apps, interactive displays, and more. You will often work alongside one or two Sidewalk Scientists, who will run experiments and activities alongside your telescope experience. Training, telescope, and staff t-shirts provided.

Available Hours: 2-20 hours per month are available for volunteer Sidewalk Astronomer positions

Volunteers may also cross-train as a paid educator for private & community events

Team Leader

As a Team Leader, you are the point-of-contact and Lead Educator at Sidewalk Science Center. You will directly communicate with the Executive Director; transport the experiments, demonstrations, and/or telescope for each session of SSC; check volunteer educator schedules for each session; and more. Training & staff t-shirts provided.

Available Hours: 8-30 hours per month are available for volunteer Team Lead positions

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Astronomers needed for our October '23 - April '24 event season! Apply Now.

starting at $25.00/hour

Paid educators at Sidewalk Science Center work private & community events throughout the month. Many events take place at private residences, scout camps, classrooms, rooftops, and community spaces. Willingness to regularly travel is a MUST, as some events take place as far away as Clearwater (north of Tampa) and Fort Myers (south of Punta Gorda). You will host birthday parties, camp programs, community programs, and more.

Educator

As an Educator, you will implement a range of science experiments during our Backyard Science Lab and Hybrid programs. Training & staff t-shirts provided.

Pay Rate: $25.00/hour

Educators may also cross-train as a volunteer at public Sidewalk Science Centers

Astronomer

As an Astronomer, you will guide private & community Astronomy Nights and Hybrid programs. Show people the cosmos using telescopes, binoculars, phone apps, interactive displays, and more. Training, telescope, and staff t-shirts provided.

Pay Rate: $30.00/hour

Educators may also cross-train as a volunteer at public Sidewalk Science Centers

Lead Educator/
Astronomer

As a Lead Educator or Astronomer, you are the point-of-contact for private & community events. You will directly communicate with the Executive Director; transport the experiments, demonstrations, and/or telescope for the event; assign educators to work with you at each event; and more. Training, materials, telescope, and staff t-shirts provided.

Pay Rate: $35.00 after completion of Lead Educator & Astronomer training course

Educators may also cross-train as a volunteer at public Sidewalk Science Centers

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