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Mid-America Science Museum is currently not hiring for any full-time or seasonal part-time positions, but please feel free to download our application to submit for future job opportunities as they become available! Interested in volunteering? Contact us! Email info@midamericamuseum.org for details on volunteer opportunities!

Click the link to download Job Application PDF. Applications may be mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 or they may be emailed to info@midamericamuseum.org. 

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

Part-Time Educator Job Summary: 

Must have a desire to entertain and educate people of all ages with science-based presentations that are fun, educational and enlightening through an infectious enthusiasm and strong charisma. Basic schedule management, database management and departmental inventory regulation will require strong organizational skills. Premium customer service is required at all times while representing the Mid-America Science Museum. The Educator 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 Educator 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.  The Educator leads museum classes of up to 30 students and performs science demonstrations in the museum and in outreach venues as assigned.

Department:   Education

Reports to:  Director of Education

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree requires in education, science or related field.

Experience Required:   Three years teaching or related experience.

Description of Duties:

  • Assist visitors with exhibit operations on museum floor by facilitating exhibits

  • Use inquiry and other informal learning techniques to engage and inspire visitors of all ages

  • Assist with field trips and group visits to the museum

  • Provide excellent customer service to all museum visitors

  • 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 and Digital Dome shows as needed.

  • Must work proportionate share of special events

  • Participate on team projects in writing educational programming in area of specialization and as assigned by the Director of Education.

  • Presents classes and demonstrations in museum and in outreach venues as assigned

  • Maintain all teaching supplies, props, models, specimens, etc. in classroom and office areas

  • Organize and maintain supplies and materials used for programs and ensure cleanliness of all work areas

  • Provide museum floor coverage as scheduled

  • Provide general backup to present programs as assigned.

  • Lead museum summer camps as assigned and provide backup assistance to other staff members during camps.

  • Perform outreach educational programs at schools, libraries, and other public events as assigned.

  • Conduct programming for special events, mini-events, and special programming.

  • Provide feedback on educational programming, experiments and events to promote constant improvement.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Special Skills and Abilities

  • Bachelor’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

  • Must be available for evening and weekend work hours and work proportionate share of those time

  • Be able to lift up to 30 lbs

  • 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 mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 or they may be emailed to info@midamericamuseum.org.