Hours:
Tuesday-Saturday (9-5)
Sunday (1-5)
Admission:
Adults $10
Children (3-12) $8

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Mid-America Science Museum Snack Bar/Guest Services Associate (Part-Time)

Job Description

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 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 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.

Mid-America Science Museum Exhibit Technician (Part-Time)

Job Description

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

Mid-America Science Museum Education Associate (Part-Time)

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.  Five years or more experience may be substituted for Bachelor’s Degree.

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