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Part-Time Public Programs Presenter

Summary of Position:

Public Programs Presenters are a key presence on the floor of the Museum, specializing in interacting with visitors of all ages. Under the supervision of the Public Programs Manager and the Director of Programs, this person is responsible for facilitating hands-on activities, answering questions about the Museum, and assisting with activity set-up/take-down.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Delivers interactive activities to the public in a fun and interesting manner
  • Assists with set-up/take-down of activities
  • Assists with other educational program initiatives as needed
  • Assists with training/supervising Volunteer Activities Facilitators.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Strong skills in delivery of interactive activities; experience in theater and/or music performance is a plus
  • Strong communication and collaborative skills
  • Willingness to learn
  • An upbeat, positive attitude
  • Experience and/or coursework in science, technology, or education preferred
  • Patience and understanding in an often busy work environment
  • Ability to sit/stand for 4 hours at a time, lift 20 pounds, and crouch/kneel on the floor
  • Must be at least 16 years old

Hours:

This is a part-time position with hours on weekends, most holidays, and occasional weekdays during the school year. During the summer and other school breaks, there are weekday hours available.

Pay:

$7.75 per hour

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Preschool Gallery Attendant

Description:

Preschool Gallery Attendants are a key presence on the floor of the Museum, specializing in interactions with preschool visitors and families. Under the supervision of the Public Programs Manager and Director of Programs, this person is responsible for greeting and monitoring visitors, facilitating hands-on activities, and maintaining the Preschool Gallery. 

Hours:

This is a part time position with hours on weekdays, some weeknights, and weekends. Preference will be given to those who can work some weekend and Thursday evening shifts. 

Pay Rate:

$7.40 / hour

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Interact with families and encourage the exploration and use of gallery exhibits, discovery boxes, and other hands-on activities
  • Monitor visitors to maintain age level requirements (children age four and under and their guardians)
  • Ensure that visitors are using equipment safely and in the intended manner
  • Assist the Preschool Gallery Coordinator with the design and implementation of new gallery enhancements and activities
  • Clean, disinfect, and organize equipment
  • Communicate with Preschool Gallery Coordinator and exhibit staff regarding gallery maintenance issues and concerns

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate with adults and children from diverse backgrounds
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Confidence, energy and enthusiasm
  • Prior experience with young children is desirable
  • Ability and willingness to engage visitors
  • Ability to stand and/or sit for 4 hours at a time, lift 15 pounds, crouch/kneel on the floor.

To apply

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Birthday Party Facilitator

Birthday Party Facilitators are responsible for facilitating 2½-hour Museum birthday parties. Parties are for 15 children and 20 adults and include a tour of the Museum, a host-lead science activity, and assistance with food and celebration with the guests.

Responsibilities

  • Assist families with set-up, clean-up, and celebration
  • Lead children on a tour of the Museum, which includes explanation of the exhibits
  • Lead a hands-on science project
  • Provide supervision of the children the entire span of the party

Qualifications

  • Positive and friendly attitude at all times
  • Ability to “go with the flow” and handle unexpected situations
  • Comfort with talking to groups of people
  • Punctuality and reliability

Hours

Weekend hours only, Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm. Must be available a minimum of 5-6 weekend days a month. Priority given to those who will be available to start training in April and work through summer into the fall .

Pay

$7.75 per hour with incremental raises up to $9.00

To apply

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Front Desk Staff

Must be a computer literate “people person” who is able to pay attention to details and accurately handle money. The ability to multi-task in a prompt, polite and helpful manner is a must.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all phases of customer service in the Museum store, including greeting customers, selection and facilitating sales
  • Duties include cash register operation, balancing the cash drawer
  • Pricing new stock, restocking items, keeping store clean and neat and helping with displays and merchandising

Qualifications

  • Ability to communicate effectively with general public
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to handle high volume sales
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Basic math skills and ability to make change

Hours

Hours are flexible depending on other Front Desk staff schedules. Available hours include: Monday – Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm, Sunday 11:30am – 5:30pm. Some occasional hours are scheduled based on Museum Rentals events.

Pay

$7.75 per hour with incremental raises up to $9.00

To apply

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Museum Hours:

Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

 

Click here for Holiday hours

Admission:
$11 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months