Mid-America Science Museum is now Hiring!!

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Part Time Snack Bar/Guest Services Associate:

Job Summary: 

The Snack Bar/ Guest Services Associate is primarily responsible for daily admissions and museum store sales as well as working in the Snack Bar. This person will convey a positive and upbeat attitude towards customers, provide friendly service and be responsible for register accountability. This position works closely with exhibit technicians, museum floor staff and volunteers. This is a part time position.

Department: Guest Services

Reports to: Director of Guest Services

Education: High school diploma or G.E.D.

Experience Required: Retail and/or customer service

Description of Duties:

•         Directly responsible for admissions, museum store sales and answering phones

•         Directly responsible for food prep, opening duties, sales and closing duties/cleaning in the Snack Bar

•         Promotion and sales of memberships

•         Promotion, sales and coordination of birthday parties and/or facility rentals

•         Responsible for daily cash handling

•         Must work weekends

•         Must work proportionate share of after-hours events

•         May also be assigned specific work related to other departments depending on availability, talents and skills

•         Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Special Skills:

•         Provide a positive contribution to the moral and working environment of the museum

•         Preferred experience in a retail sales setting including inventory management

•         Experience in sales and/or customer relations

•         Must be well organized

•         Must be able to work in a group setting

•         Familiarity with Microsoft Office applications

•         Friendly, outgoing personality and ability to relate to a wide variety of people

•         Ability to work a flexible schedule

•         Valid driver's license or reliable transportation

•         Ability to lift up to 30 lbs.

Click the link to download Job Application PDF.

Applications may be emailed to or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Irene Hart

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

Description of Duties:

  •  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

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Applications may be emailed to or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Irene Hart

Science After School Educator:

Job Summary: 

The Science After School Educator is responsible for the supervision and care for school-age children (K-6) during Science After School, Mid-America Science Museum’s out-of-school time facility. This person will use informal learning techniques to facilitate age appropriate science activities and provide a safe and caring environment for participating students. The Science After School Educator will assist with the check-in and check-out of participants.  This person will also work closely with other education staff and volunteers to provide a positive experience for participants. This position may be part time or seasonal as designated by the Director of Education. 

Department: Education

Reports to:  Director of Education/Director of Science After School

Education: Some college coursework or related experience

Experience Required:  Child Care, Early Childhood Education, or related experience. 

Special Requirements: Background Check, AR State Criminal Record Check, Child Maltreatment Registry Check, Completion of Mandatory Reporter Course, Pass initial drug screening, Completion of New Employee Orientation Course.

Description of Duties:

  • Check-in/Check-out of participants

  • Use inquiry and other informal learning techniques to facilitate age appropriate science activities

  • Organize and participate in recreational activities

  • Observe and monitor participant’s play activities

  • Keep records on individual children, including daily observations and information about activities, meals served, and medications administered

  • Assist in preparing and serving snacks to participants

  • Support participant’s emotional and social development, encouraging understanding of others and positive self-concepts

  • Clean and sanitize classrooms, materials and equipment

  • Other duties as assigned

 Requirements and Special Skills and Abilities

  • Shall be 18 years or older

  • Minimum of an associate degree or 2 years related experience 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.

Applications may be emailed to or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Irene Hart