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Outreach Assistant

Description:

Outreach assistants, under the direction of the Outreach Manager, run and supervise evening family programs in regional schools. The Museum currently offers 6 topics from which a school can choose: math, physical science, natural science, technology, science+literacy, variety and young scientist. Family programs are offered beginning at 5, 5:30, 6 or 6:30 and generally run for two hours.

Hours:

This is a part-time position. Hours are flexible depending on the Outreach Assistant’s schedule and the number of family programs scheduled. Depending on the distance to the particular school, shifts typically start around 2:00 pm and end around 10:00 pm. Must have at least 2 days of availability during these hours.

Pay Rate:

Starts at $8.15/hour

Responsibilities:

  • Load and unload the van with correct supplies.
  • Set up room in which program is to take place.
  • Set up activities in a tidy and appealing fashion.
  • Aid volunteers in becoming comfortable with their activities.
  • Ensure that students, volunteers and equipment are safe.
  • Interact with students, families and staff.
  • Replenish supplies.
  • Clean up activities.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work with adults and children from diverse backgrounds.
  • Punctuality and reliability.
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds).
  • Ability and willingness to engage students and families.
  • Confidence, energy and enthusiasm.
  • Prior experience with children or in science is desirable, but not required.

To apply

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Outreach Specialist

Description:

Under the general direction of the Education Director and Outreach Managers, the Outreach Specialist organizes, teaches and supervises the Family Night Programs within the Outreach Department of the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum.

Hours:

The Outreach Specialist will have 20-24 hours/week. Hours are flexible depending on the Outreach Specialist’s schedule and the number of programs scheduled. The Outreach Specialist will be expected to split their time between delivering Family Night Programs and administrative work in the office.

Pay Rate:

$12.00 per hour

Responsibilities:

  • Delivers Outreach programs to schools, libraries and community organizations
  • Maintains and restocks materials and supplies related to Outreach programs
  • Supervises part-time assistants and volunteers during Outreach programs
  • Continually monitors Outreach programs for quality assurance and relevance to applicable state and national education standards
  • Contribute to the creation of new Family Night Activities
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Broad knowledge of science and informal science education
  • Broad knowledge of learning theory and styles as well as developmentally appropriate activities and exercises
  • Ability to communicate with broad range of ages and interests
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds)
  • Confidence, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Bachelor’s degree in science or a related discipline
  • One-three years of classroom or related teaching experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be highly organized, motivated and able to manage multiple projects
  • Current Michigan driver’s license and clean motor vehicle record

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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

$8.15 per hour with incremental raises up to $10.50

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

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Admission:
$12 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months