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Monday-Saturday (10-6)
Sunday (1-6)
Admission:
Adults $10
Children (3-12) $8

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Part-Time Exhibit Technician (24 hours a week) Must be available to work weekends! (Please mail completed application for part-time exhibit Technician to Attention Jason Neel, 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 or email completed application to jasonn@midamericamuseum.org.)

Job Summary:

The Exhibit Technician is primarily responsible for ensuring that all exhibits on the museum floor are properly functioning and the presentation of exhibits are up to the quality and standards expected by a first-class Science Museum. This is a part-time position.

Department: Exhibits and Design

Reports to: Senior Exhibit Technician

Education: Technical training in related fields or relevant experience

Description of Duties:

  • Responsible for overall museum appearance and working order of exhibits
  • Ensure that all exhibits are maintained and working properly to reflect the high-quality standards of the Mid-America Science Museum and to serve the mission of the Museum
  • Works with museum educators and floor staff to ensure quality communication
  • Works with Senior Exhibit Technician/Director of Exhibits and Design to prepare for and install traveling exhibits
  • Repair broken exhibits and works with museum staff to effectively prioritize a repair schedule for exhibits
  • Assists with set up and breakdown of temporary exhibitions
  • Upholds exhibits maintenance schedule with Senior Technician
  • Assists with daily opening and closing of museum

Requirements and Special Skills

  • Must have mechanical abilities and educational background related to and/or skilled trades that apply to the daily tasks required to perform stated position
  • Provide a positive contribution to the moral and working environment of the museum
  • Must be well organized
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation
  • Ability to lift 30- 60 lbs
  • Museum experience preferred but not required

Part-Time Education Associate (Please mail completed application for part-time Education Associate to Attention Doug Herbert, 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 or email completed application to dough@midamericamuseum.org.)

Job Summary: 

The Education Associate is responsible for visitor interaction on the museum floor.  This person will use informal learning techniques to facilitate exhibits and provide demonstrations for visitors.  This position will also involve travel to schools to assist Full-time Educators in presenting hands-on science programming.  The applicant must have reliable transportation and be able to travel.  The Education Associate will assist with the check-in of field trips and other groups.  This person will work closely with other education staff and volunteers to provide a positive experience for visitors. This position is usually the first step toward becoming an Educator at Mid-America Science Museum. 

Department: Education

Reports to:  Director of Education

Education: Some college coursework

Experience Required:  Teaching or related experience preferred. Excellent customer service skills needed.

Description of Duties:

  • Travel to schools to assist Full Time Educators in hands on science presentations
  • Assist visitors with exhibit operations on museum floor
  • Use inquiry and other informal learning techniques to engage all visitors
  • Assist with field trips and group visits to the museum
  • Assist other education staff and volunteers to ensure proper floor coverage
  • Provide excellent customer service to all museum guests
  • Execute floor demonstrations
  • Constantly evaluate and monitor the status of exhibits and work with exhibit technicians to ensure timely maintenance and repair
  • Ensure museum floor is presentable and clean
  • Operate Tesla Coil and conduct theater shows and Digital Dome programs as needed.
  • Maintain all teaching supplies, props, etc. in area of specialization.
  • Provide general backup to present programs as needed and as assigned.
  • Conduct programming for special events, mini-events, and special programming when assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Special Skills and Abilities

  • Some college coursework in education, biology, zoology, science education, physics, chemistry, computer science or related STEM field.
  • Must be able to independently manage paperwork and keep track of mileage and receipts.
  • Provide a positive contribution to the moral and working environment of the museum.
  • Must be a team player.
  • Must be engaging, outgoing, patient, and able to relate to and work with a wide variety of individuals and people of all ages
  • Work a flexible schedule occasionally unsupervised
  • Be able to lift up to 30 lbs.
  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation
  • Other duties as assigned.

Click link to download Job Application PDF.

http://www.midamericamuseum.org/site/assets/files/1080/application_for_employment.pdf