Youth Teaching Youth (YTY) Mentor

Position Summary: Youth Teaching Youth (YTY) Mentors will assist staff and high school student participants in engaging program middle school students in weekly science training and activities.  Mentors will help high school participants manage small groups, help facilitate the middle school students’ development of science process and teaching skills, and model enthusiasm for learning.

Department: School Programs

Supervisor: Youth Development Programs Coordinator, Linda Aaron Gillis 

Skills and Abilities:

  • Enjoys working with adolescents
  • Enthusiastic about science and learning new things
  • Strong oral communication skills
  • Reliable 
  • Comfortable in flexible learning environment where learners are able to ask their own questions and follow their own interests

Available Shift:

Monday 3:15pm – 5:15pm
Please note: This job will take place at Glendale Middle School, NOT at the Natural History Museum.  YTY Mentors can travel to Glendale on their own or come to the Museum by 2:30pm Monday afternoons for a ride to the school with Program staff.

Time Commitment: One shift per week through mid-May 2014, except public holidays and school vacations

Age Requirement: 18 years minimum

Background checks are required for all volunteers.

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