Calling all NYC High Schoolers 16+

For Your Very Own Night at the Museum Experience!

Aug. 3, 2017

Seeking High School Student Volunteers for 2017 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Ceremony and Celebration

The fourth annual Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists Ceremony and Celebration to honor the 2017 Blavatnik National Laureates and the top Finalists in the categories of life sciences, physical sciences and engineering, and chemistry will be held at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City on Monday, September 25, 2017, 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm.

Student Volunteer Opportunity

As part of the celebration plans for the evening, we are seeking high school students interested in participating as flag holders and docents during the ceremony, taking part in the honoree processional and guiding guests from one space to another in the Museum. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity for high school students who are enthusiastic about science to learn about and meet some of the most innovative young professional scientists in the country and to experience an event dedicated to celebrating scientific accomplishment. Volunteers will be acknowledged in the event program, have their picture taken with the Blavatnik Awards honorees, and will be featured on the Blavatnik Awards website.

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Student Requirements
We are seeking rising seniors and juniors with a minimum age of 16 as of September 25, 2017. Volunteer spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West & 79th St
New York, NY 10024

Time Commitment
Students will be required at the Museum at the following times:

Sunday, September 24, 2017
5:30PM – 7:30PM

Monday, September 25, 2017
4:00PM – 10:00PM
(Award Ceremony)

Students will be asked to wear black dress shoes, black dress pants, and a dress shirt (shirts will be provided and given to the students to keep.)

A parent or legal guardian will be required to transport their student volunteer(s) to and from the venue on both Sunday, September 24, 2017 and Monday, September 25, 2017. Round trip travel reimbursement will be provided after completion of all travel and the submission to the Academy of supporting receipts (photocopies/scans accepted) not later than October 16, 2017.

Transportation to and from the venue should be by the lowest commercial carrier available (subway, taxi, Uber etc.). If it is more convenient for the parent or legal guardian to drive, the Academy reimburses car travel at IRS Standard Mileage Rates (USD$0.575 per mile as of 01/2017).

Students will be provided with meals on Sunday and Monday.

Parent/Guardian Permission
Students will be required to provide written proof of permission granted by a parent or legal guardian. A permission form will be provided by the Academy.

For more information about the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, visit

Volunteer queries may be directed to:

Ms. Ashley Connelly
Program Coordinator
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
Phone: 212.298.8624