History + Mission

A pioneer in hands-on science learning, Mid-America Science Museum has been a resource for innovative STEM education since its opening in 1979. Serving as a unique destination for generations of families for 40 years, Mid-America Science Museum continues to provide an escape for curious minds of all ages. 

Located less than a mile from Hot Springs National Park Mid-America Science Museum is surrounded by a beautiful natural setting. 

A $7.8 million dollar grant courtesy of the Donald W. Reynolds Foundation recently helped to update its existing exhibits and added new state of the art exhibits such as the Arkansas Underfoot Gallery, Bob Wheeler Science Skywalk, the Oaklawn Foundation Digital Dome Theater and more. 

The newest permanent addition to Mid-America Science Museum is the Oaklawn Foundation DinoTrek. Arkansas' first permanent outdoor dinosaur exhibit, guests may now hike among the dinosaurs dispersed throughout the museum's 21-wooded acre outdoor landscape.

2019 marks the museum’s 40th Anniversary and the construction of an all-new traveling exhibit hall that will assist in bringing even more exciting new exhibits for visitors to Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 

MISSION: 

The mission of Mid-America Science Museum is to stimulate interest in science, to promote public understanding of the sciences, and to encourage life-long science education through interactive exhibits and programs. 

 
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Staff + Board

Diane LaFollette – Executive Director

Noreen Killen – Chief Operations Officer

Harmony Hurst Morrissey - Chief Development Officer

Niles Ellis – Director of Design

Jamie Perisho-Webb – Director of Guest Services

Jim Miller – Director of Marketing

Jeremy Mackey – Director of Education

Dylan Kuchel - Director of Exhibits and Facilities

Lori Arnold- Exhibit Designer   

Coleman Gocio – Exhibit Technician

Benjamin Wilkins - Exhibit Technician

Nancy Bell – Education Associate

Hayley Chronister – Educator

Deana Hughes – Educator

Kayla Ingle - Education Coordinator

Mandy Monheiser – Guest Services Coordinator

Irene Hart – Guest Services Coordinator

Abigail Wade - Volunteer Coordinator

Chris Hall - Guest Services Associate

Darrell House - Guest Services Associate

Katie Russell - Guest Services Associate

Miriam Baldwin - Guest Services Associate

Dillon New – Housekeeper

Carol Brown - Housekeeper

Board of Directors

Tiffany Tucker, Chair

Attorney, Farrar & Williams, PLLC

Carla Mouton, Vice Chair

Community Volunteer

Ben Van Wagner, Secretary

Director of Information Technology

Oaklawn Racing & Gaming

Ed Copeland, Treasurer

Community Volunteer

Libby Vines, Immediate Past Chair

Senior Vice President, BancorpSouth

Franklin Bass

Senior Vice President, Simmons Bank

Jeff Stephens

VP Engineered Products

Mid-South Engineering Co.

Mandy Golleher

Director of Marketing & Volunteer Services

National Park Medical Center

Bryan Smith

Purchasing Manager

Alliance Rubber Inc.

Neal Shunk

Marketing Manager, Weyerhaeuser

Jared Zeiser

Owner, Zeiser Wealth Management

Meredith B. Switzer

Judge, Garland County District Court Division 1 

George Lee

Owner, Ambry Technologies

Carol Freeland

Community Volunteer

 

Careers

 

Mid-America Science Museum is now Hiring!!

Click the link to download Job Application PDF 

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

Applications and resumes may be emailed to DylanK@midamericamuseum.org or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Dylan Kuchel

Exhibit Technician

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 MASM as a first-class Science Museum. Will work closely with Guest Services department, museum floor staff and volunteers, exhibit fabricator, building operations staff, and education department. Other responsibilities include operation and function of digital dome theater shows, and museum audio/visual elements.

Department: Exhibits

Reports to: Director of Exhibits and Facilities

Education: Technical training in related fields or relevant experience

Experience Required: Mechanical abilities and educational background related to engineering and/or skilled trades

Description of Duties:

• Responsible for overall museum appearance and working order of exhibits

• Works with museum educators and floor staff to ensure quality communication

• Works with Director of Exhibits and Facilities to prepare for and install traveling exhibits

• Monitors and evaluates museum audio/visual elements including all museum lighting elements, public address system, and music selection

• Shares responsibilities and operation of laser theater with museum floor staff

• Repairs broken exhibits and works with museum staff to effectively prioritize a repair schedule for exhibits

• Upholds exhibits maintenance schedule with Director of Exhibits and Facilities

• Assists with opening and closing of museum daily

• Works proportionate share of after-hours events

Requirements and Special Skills

• Must have mechanical abilities and educational background related to engineering and/or skilled trades that apply to the daily tasks required to perform stated position

• Must be well organized

• Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

• Ability to lift 30 – 60 lbs

• Knowledge of heavy equipment operation preferred

• Museum experience preferred but not required

Applications and resumes may be emailed to DylanK@midamericamuseum.org or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Dylan Kuchel

Click the link to download Job Application PDF. 

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


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Press Kit

Please direct all media inquiries to: 

Jim Miller, Director of Marketing

501-767-3461 ext. 118

jimm@midamericamuseum.org

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 
 

Mid-America Science Museum (MASM) is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to others except as explained in this statement. MASM collects information from users on our website in some or all of the following ways:

Registration

In order to use certain parts of this website, users may be asked to first complete a registration form. During registration, users may be asked to give their contact information (such as name and email address). This information is used only to contact the user about the services on our site for which they have expressed interest. Users may also be asked to provide demographic information (such as zip code, age, or gender). To support MASM's mission to provide science education to all people, we may share general demographic statistics about the users of our site with other organizations. MASM will not share specific information about an individual user without that user's consent.

Purchases

We request information from our customers during online purchases of goods or services. During purchases, users must provide contact information (like name, shipping address, and email address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used only for billing purposes and to fill the customer's order. If we have trouble processing an order, contact information is used to get in touch with the customer. MASM does not share individual purchase information with any other commercial enterprise.

Email Communication

MASM offers regular email communications for visitors interested in opting in to receiving information about upcoming exhibits, shows, and events. MASM and Constant Contact do not sell or rent our email mailing lists. Subscribers may unsubscribe from our email lists at any time by clicking the link provided at the bottom of each email communication.

Log Files

Like most websites, MASM uses IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement through the site, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Comments

MASM provides ways for users to give us their comments on the MASM website, museum and programs. Personal information provided with these comments is not shared outside of MASM and is used internally only to respond to specific comments.

Surveys and Contests

From time to time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name and shipping address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age or grade level, etc). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. In cases where a contest is sponsored by a third party, contest entrants' contact information may be shared with the third party sponsor. Survey information will be used for purposes of science education or improving the use and satisfaction of this site.

Links

MASM's website contains links to other websites. Please be aware that MASM is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by MASM's website.

Sharing

MASM may share aggregated demographic information to support our mission to bring science education to all people. MASM will not share any personal information that can identify any individual person without that person's permission.

MASM may use outside companies for services such as shipping, order fulfillment or credit card processing. These companies do not retain, share, store, or use personally identifiable information for any secondary purposes.

If MASM cooperates with another party to provide specific services we may share names, or other contact information with the third party for users who request such services. These parties are not allowed to use personally identifiable information except for the purpose of providing requested services.

Security

MASM takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline using industry standard systems.

If you have any questions about the security of our website, please email: info@midamericamuseum.org

Notification of Changes to MASM Website Privacy Policy

If MASM decides to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our website so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.