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Studio X-Pert


Studio X Coordinator: Marla Andrade

Phone Number: (619) 238-1233 ext. 824

Email: Studio@rhfleet.org



Create a space for people of all ages and abilities to learn and hone the skills needed to be an Innovator.



This team creates a space for curiosity to be sparked using Science, Technology, Engineering Art and Math through facilitating playful and inventive activities and teaching visitors how to use the right tools. Innovators create a space for visitors to engage in prototyping and inventing while honing their skills of innovation. 



  • Assist in creating a fun and engaging environment for visitors.
  • Facilitate creative educational activities
  • Assist studio staff in organizing and maintaining materials and equipment
  • Be knowledgeable of safety and emergency procedures




Studio X-pert’s play an integral part in the Fleet’s operations by helping with the care of the Innovation Studio and by ensuring that visitors have excellent and enjoyable experiences at the Fleet. They also support the Fleet’s mission as catalysts for each visitor’s own discovery process and understanding of science and technology.



Studio X-pert’s help facilitate an environment that connects people of all ages to the possibility and power of science to create a better future.



  • Free admission to the galleries and IMAX films on the days of your shifts
  • Special discounts in the North Star Science Store and Craveology
  • Discounted memberships
  • Invitations to Fleet parties, annual Volunteer Recognition Event, other volunteer events, as well as events, lectures, and workshops open to the public (with free or discounted admission)
  • Gain new skills and experience
  • Meet interesting people from all around the world
  • Achievement of personal and professional goals
  • Recognition and gratitude for your service
  • Satisfaction of providing a valuable community service
  • Great preparation for future career fields including; Education, Hospitality, Customer Service, Arts, and Engineering.



  • A Studio X-pert is energetic, outgoing, personable, and will be excited about making even when no one is in the studio.
  • Interest in science, technology, engineering, math, arts, and education.
  • Comfortable interacting with people of all ages and backgrounds, while being courteous, professional, patient and respectful at all times.
  • Comfortable working in a crowded and noisy environment
  • Present a professional appearance
  • The Ideal Studio X-pert can illustrate our Maker Mindset:
    • Be Curious
    • Be Creative
    • Find creative solutions
    • Think outside the box
    • Try new things
    • Embrace Failure
    • Problem Solve
    • Collaborate
    • Communicate



All Volunteers shifts will be posted in Volgistics. To sign up for a regular shift, please contact Studio@rhfleet.org



We expect volunteers to engage with us on a monthly basis, however, understand that your availability may fluctuate.

You decide how and when you can volunteer your time at the Fleet, but if we don’t see or hear from you over a three month span, we will assume you are no longer interested! If you need to take an extended leave for school or other reason you will need to reapply to return.   

If you are volunteering for service hours or will need a letter of recommendation, please understand that this will only be provided after 80 hours of service.  We have to know you well if we are going to write about you after all!  On that note, letters will be an accurate reflection of your time spent at the Fleet.



All future Innovators will have participated in “New Staff Orientation”. Studio X-perts will be paired with a studio mentor for a minimum of 6 mentor shifts with studio checklist. 



Fill out VOLUNTEER Studio Xpert application here.