Research and Evaluation Volunteers
Calling all budding social scientists! Help us gain a better understanding of Shedd Aquarium’s diverse audiences: who they are, why they come, what engages them, what they learn and how they connect to the aquarium. Specialized training provides volunteers with concrete social science research skills, allowing them to be at the heart of gathering data about Shedd’s guests. Responsibilities include assisting with program and exhibit evaluations, collecting data through interviews, surveys and observations, helping with data entry, and acting as a knowledgeable and friendly face of the aquarium.
This position is ideal for those with an interest in research and evaluation, museum studies, sociology, psychology, anthropology, marketing, education, learning sciences and for those who want to gain practical, applied social science research skills. Apply today to become a part of this dynamic and engaging team!
Flexible scheduling for weekend and weekday volunteers, Monday-Sunday. Typical shift times include Morning-Mid-Afternoon (a.m., p.m.) and occasional extended hours.
What are the benefits of being a Shedd volunteer?
- Admission to the aquarium and other cultural institutions
- The chance to see how Shedd works behind the scenes
- Gift shop and café discounts and discounted parking while volunteering
- Helping to spark compassion, curiosity and conservation for the aquatic animal world.
- Meeting a diverse group of staff members, volunteers and guests who share a passion for aquatic life
Volunteering at Shedd FAQs
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