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 IreneH@midamericamuseum.org or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Irene Hart

Director of Development:

Job Summary: 

The Director of Development conveys a passion for the mission of Mid-America Science Museum.  He/she must possess a positive attitude, display impeccable integrity and demonstrate a strong willingness to be a part of an innovative team.  Superb written and oral communication skills and a high level of emotional intelligence are a key component to success.  The Director of Development is responsible for grant writing, sponsorship solicitation, donor stewardship, donor research and annual giving solicitation.  The Director of Development works with other department heads on fundraising and educational events and serves on the Senior Management Strategy Team. 

Department:  Development

Reports to:  Executive Director

Education:  Bachelor’s Degree required in Communication, Public Administration, Management or related field. 

Experience Required:  Three (3) years’ development experience preferred. 

Description of Duties:

  • Develop and execute Mid-America Science Museum’s annual fundraising plan in partnership with the Executive Director.

  • Secure financial support from individuals, foundations and corporations.

  • Understand and perform best practices in donor stewardship.

  • Keep accurate detailed records of donations and grants.

  • Establish annual fund drives.

  • Solicit event, exhibit and program sponsorships.

  • Research and write grant applications. Work with museum staff to manage and report on awarded grants. 

  • Research and evaluate potential local, state, national and federal donor sources including but not limited to individual donors, corporations, foundations, in-kind and public funding.

  • Work closely with Board of Trustees, Executive Director, Director of Education, Director of Marketing, and Director of Guest Services on development projects.

  • Create all donor recognition and solicitation materials with input from Executive Director and Director of Marketing.

  • Perform presentations as necessary.

  • Accurately and efficiently track and maintain the Museum’s donor database, GiftWorks, to ensure precise record keeping.

  • Prepares and monitors department budget.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements and Special Skills:

  • Ability to work as an independent problem-solver

  • Strong planning and organization skills, with attention to detail

  • Ability to coordinate many activities simultaneously

  • Strong written, verbal, presentation and interpersonal skills

  • Flexibility in work schedule and work assignments; occasional weekend and evening work is required

  • Desire and ability to work as part of a team

  • Basic computer skills in word processing, financial spreadsheets and scheduling

  • Ability to create and work within a budget

  • Valid driver’s license with reliable transportation

Part-Time Volunteer Coordinator:

Job Summary:

To recruit, train and supervise adult and teen volunteers to serve in various capacities within the Museum; interview and place volunteers; acts as liaison between staff and volunteers for assignment; record and compute volunteer hours monthly; create and update/maintain volunteer brochures and training manual; assist with Team Tesla program as needed.  To arrange for volunteers to be recognized and rewarded appropriately. 

Department: Operations

Reports to:  Chief Operations Officer

Education:  College level coursework

Experience Required:  Experience working with volunteers

Description of Duties:

  • Develop, promote, and maintain a wide range of volunteer opportunities within the museum

  • Create and or update/maintain volunteer brochures and training manual

  • Maintain volunteer service descriptions for each volunteer assignment

  • Survey staff regularly to assess needs for volunteer assistance

  • Ensure volunteers are staffed to support the various areas of operations, to include guest services, education, exhibits, marketing, and special events

  • Recruit, train, and supervise volunteers

  • Schedule all volunteer activity

  • Develop and manage volunteer policies, procedures, and standards of volunteer service

  • Organize and participate in volunteer recognition programs and special events

  • Evaluate all aspects of volunteer programs to ensure effectiveness and to recommend and implement changes as appropriate

  • Maintain accurate records and provide timely statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation

  • Record and compute volunteer hours monthly

  • Host and attend recruiting events with in the community to attract qualified candidates

  • Coordinate/chair assigned special events, mini-events, and special programming

  • Develop and maintain relationships with other volunteer organizations with the area

  • Identify community outreach opportunities such as fairs, festivals, local markets and organizations

  • Work with marketing director to publicize opportunities for volunteers

  • Develop and oversee program budget

  • Other duties as assigned

Requirements and Special Skills:

  • Computer skills:  proficient in basic computer applications

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills

  • Demonstrate good customer relations skills in dealing with donors, members, volunteers, museum visitors and staff

 

Seasonal Groundskeeper:

Job Summary:

Seasonal Groundskeeper helps us to support the work of the museum staff, and more specifically the Director of Exhibits & Facilities, by assisting in the general maintenance and restorations of the grounds and facilities during the growing season (May through September). The position requires working out of doors, including in adverse weather and environmental conditions, often on rough and/or uneven terrain

Department:  Exhibits and Facilities

Reports to:  Director of Exhibits and Facilities

Education:  Landscaping/mechanical/technical training in related fields or relevant experience

Experience Required:  Minimum 2-year experience or equivalent education

Description of Duties: 

  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of the museum grounds.

  • Effectively repair and maintain roads, trails and walkways as assigned.

  • Safely cut and remove downed trees, debris, and brush as assigned.

  • Safely and effectively mow, weed, and rake areas as assigned or needed.

  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of museum facilities and equipment.

  • Effectively perform light maintenance and repairs of buildings and facilities as assigned.

  • Perform routine maintenance (blade sharpening, oil changes, fluid checks, etc.) of museum equipment and vehicles as trained and assigned.

  • Maintain proper records on all vehicle and equipment maintenance.

  • Assist Techs and Housekeeping in performing building and facility janitorial skills as assigned.

  • Work cooperatively with museum volunteers and staff to insure assigned group tasks are completed in a safe and timely manner.

  • Clearly and effectively communicate work assignments, safety requirements and timeline parameters for all assigned projects.

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Requirements and Special Skills

  • No formal education required.

  • Must be at least 18 years old.

  • Ability to lift 50 pounds.

  • Ability to safely operate equipment and vehicles such as ATVs and riding lawn mowers.

  • Ability to safely operate power tools such as chain saws, weed trimmers, and wood chippers.

  • Ability to effectively operate a phone, two-way radio, computer, and other office equipment.

  • Ability to work independently on multiple projects.

  • Experience operating equipment and vehicles such as ATVs and riding lawn mowers.

  • Experience operating power tools such as chain saws, and weed trimmers

  • Experience operating a phone, two-way radio, computer, and other office equipment.

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

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule occasionally unsupervised

  • 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 and resumes may be emailed to IreneH@midamericamuseum.org or mailed to: 500 Mid America Blvd. Hot Springs, AR 71913 ATTN: Irene Hart


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