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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

Full-Time Exhibit Technician

Reporting Relationships: 

Supervised by Director of Exhibits. Will also assist all other departments in the museum as needed and as directed by the Director of Exhibits. 

Brief Position Summary: 

The Exhibit Technician is a valued team member of the Exhibits Department, which is 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.  Other responsibilities of this position include museum audio/visual elements and grounds and facilities maintenance as assigned.  The Exhibit Technician must be a team player who is willing to help other team members as needed.  This position also works after hours events as requested and participates in the overall cleanliness of the museum. Superior guest service is the primary goal of all team members of Mid-America Science Museum, therefore, the Exhibit Technician must be willing to guide, inform and assist guests in a cheerful and engaging manner. 

 Description of Duties:

  • Conducts regular cleaning and maintenance of all museum exhibits inside and outside the facility. 

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

  • Upholds exhibits maintenance schedule and checklists with other Exhibit Department team members

  • Works with Director of Exhibits and other team members to install and de-install traveling exhibits

  • Performs daily opening and closing procedures

  • Assists with grounds maintenance, including, but not limited to, trash removal, walkway cleaning and mowing and weed-eating the grounds

  • Assists with housekeeping as needed

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

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

  • Works proportionate share of after-hours events

  • Participates in all training exercises provided by the museum

 Requirements and Special Skills

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

  • High pressure boiler certified

  • Must have a positive attitude and is a team player who willing to take on extra tasks as assigned

  • Must be well organized, responsive to other team members

  • Have a 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

Click the link to download Job Application PDF. 

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

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

Part-Time Education Associate:

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.  The Education Associate will assist with the check-in of field trips and other groups. This person will also 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.  This position may be part time or seasonal as designated by the Director of Education. 

Department: Education

Reports to:  Director of Education

Education: Some college coursework

Experience Required:  Teaching or related experience.

Description of Duties:

  • 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 on a daily basis

  • 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

  • Minimum of an Associate’s degree in education, biology, zoology, science education, physics, chemistry or related field.

  • 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 the link to download Job Application PDF. 

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

Applications may be emailed to jeremym@midamericamuseum.org or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Jeremy Mackey

Part-time 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 a first-class Science Museum. This is a part-time position with approximately 20 hours of work per week.

Department: Exhibits and Design

Reports to: Director of Exhibits and Design

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

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

  • Assists with set up and break down of temporary exhibitions

  • Upholds exhibits maintenance schedule with Senior Technician

  • Assists with daily opening and closing of museum

  • Works proportionate share of after-hours events

 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

 Click the link to download Job Application PDF. 

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

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

Part-time Housekeeper:

Job Summary:

The Housekeeper-Inside Facility performs high cleaning of the building s interior spaces, including high dusting for Mid-America Science Museum. The Housekeeper performs general cleaning of all interior spaces, including but not limited to the cleaning of tile and carpet floors, and daily maintenance of the museum.  

Department: Operations

Reports to: Guest Services Coordinator

Education: High school or equivalent

  •  Meticulously and consistently performs regular housekeeping. Responsible for attention to detail, and consistent and thorough cleaning of the entire museum. Removes stains, spills and/or gum from floors throughout the day.

  • Responsible for cleaning floors, tables, chairs and walls throughout the museum. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of lounges and meeting rooms.

  • Responsible for inspecting, stocking, supplying and cleaning of restrooms throughout each day. Daily inspections of all areas of the building, reporting and items to be corrected, to the appropriate person.

  • Assists in set-ups for rooms and events, as required.

  • Maintains cleanliness of janitor closets, keeping them neat in appearance and fully stocked. Maintains housekeeping equipment in good, operational condition.

  • Responsible for operating floor equipment to clean floors in snack bar area, lounge areas and restrooms. Removal of cleaning supplies and materials from shipping/receiving dock.

  • Assists with outside grounds maintenance including weeding and lot pick up as needed.

Requirements and Special Skills:

  • Must possess high school diploma or GED equivalent.

  • Two years’ experience preferred in industrial or large public facility housekeeping.

  • Must possess a proven track record of strong customer service.

  • Must be able to work holidays, nights and weekends when scheduled.

  • Must be able to vary normal work schedule, as needed, to provide adequate coverage for the museum.

  • Preferred operational knowledge of and experience using commercial cleaning equipment.

  • Must be able to communicate with one-on-one conversations, and two-way radios with visitors, staff and museum guests.

  • Must be able to able to respond to on-call alerts, as needed.

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects (at minimum 50 lbs), stock inventory and other museum supplies.

  • Must also be able to accomplish both low and high cleaning of the building (ground level to ceiling).

  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation

Click the link to download Job Application PDF. 

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

Applications may be emailed to Noreenk@midamericamuseum.org or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Noreen Killen