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Part-Time General Educator

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Education Department, the Part-Time General Educator will deliver programs in Outreach, Distance Learning, Public Programs, ScienceWorks, and the Preschool Gallery.

Outreach: Under the direction of the Outreach Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will run and supervise off-site daytime and evening programs. The educator will also assist in restocking materials. 

Distance Learning: Under the direction of the Distance Learning Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will deliver 50-minute daytime programs to schools and other locations via video conferencing. The educator will also assist in restocking materials. 

Public Programs: Under the supervision of the Public Programs and Volunteer Manager the Part-Time General Educator will be a key presence on the floor of the museum. They will be responsible for facilitating hands-on activities, answering questions about the Museum, and assisting with activity set-up/take-down.

ScienceWorks: Under the supervision of the ScienceWorks Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will deliver 50-minute hands-on classes for visiting school groups during the week. The educator will also assist in restocking materials.

Preschool Gallery: Under the supervision of the Public Programs and Volunteer Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will supervise the PreK gallery, including facilitating hands-on activities for preK families, enforcing age limits and sibling helper policy, and maintaining the gallery. The educator may also facilitate the Little Scientist Club.

Responsibilities:

  • Deliver interactive activities to the public in a fun and engaging manner
  • Ensure that visitors are using materials safely and in the intended manner
  • Ensure that students, volunteers, and equipment are safe
  • Acquire knowledge of our Museum and specific exhibits
  • Represent the museum both on and off-site
  • Set up and tear down activities in a professional manner
  • Assist with training/supervising Volunteer Activities Facilitators
  • Aid volunteers in becoming comfortable with their activities
  • Interact with students, families and staff
  • Load and unload the van with correct supplies
  • Restock supplies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • 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
  • Ability and willingness to engage visitors, answer questions, and say “I don’t know, but I’ll find out for you!”
  • Desire to learn new science concepts
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Experience and/or coursework in science, technology, or education preferred 

Hours:

This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours per week available on weekdays and weekends.

Pay:

$8.50 per hour with incremental raises

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Director of Finance

Summary

Under the direction of the Executive Director, manages all financial affairs and business operations of the Museum.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  1. Maintains the financial records related to daily operations, including admissions, program receipts and reconciles daily cash receipts including gift shop, admissions, membership, programs and activities to assure sound fiscal administration.
  2. Provides financial analysis and forecasting for leadership team, staff and trustees.
  3. Responsible for all payroll operations, prepares exempt staff payroll, and supervises payroll preparation for non-exempt employees.
  4. Serves as principal liaison and plan administrator for the Museum’s retirement plan.
  5. Maintains records and prepares federal and state forms related to employment, taxes, and secures all related licenses.
  6. In collaboration with the Senior Director of Advancement, maintains financial records related to all philanthropic activities, including capital campaign and endowment activity.
  7. Maintains financial records and facilitates the appropriate reporting of all restricted and unrestricted grant activities.
  8. In collaboration with the leadership team and the Finance Committee, prepares the annual budget, as well as budget revisions; works with program managers and department leadership in budget preparation and reporting.
  9. In collaboration with the Board Treasurer, prepares monthly statements for management and the Board of Trustees.
  10. Advises the Executive Director and assesses and implements the Museum’s risk management program, including health insurance and organizational insurances.
  11. Maintains bank accounts, and manages banking relationships to maximize service and minimize costs; directs cash activities to maintain appropriate cash levels. Oversees accounts payable and receivable, issuing checks, and supervises purchasing.
  12. Serves as principal liaison with the auditors in the preparation of annual financial statements and all appropriate state and federal tax reporting, including the federal 990 tax forms.
  13. Other duties as assigned.

Related duties and responsibilities:

  1. Assists in grant proposal preparation by providing financial information and advice regarding salaries and related expenses.
  2. Prepare and/or assist with compiling financial or organizational information required for surveys, grants and general reporting purposes.
  3. Serves as the principal staff liaison to the Finance Committee.
  4. Serves as a member of the Museum’s Leadership Team.
  5. Actively participates in the on duty staff rotation.
  6. Attends Board of Trustees, Executive Committee, Finance Committee and staff meetings.

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Ability to work collegially and independently in a small group situation.
  • Expertise in articulating how finance fits into all aspects of the Museum operation.
  • Strong organizational and planning skills, with the ability to handle multiple projects and activities simultaneously.
  • Proven focus on attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Computer skills, including working knowledge of Excel, Word, QuickBooks (or comparable financial package) and ability to work with scheduling, admissions, time clock and POS software systems.
  • Minimum of five years of fiscal management experience, preferably in a small to mid-sized non-profit environment.
  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, accounting or closely related field.

Salary:

$50,000 – 55,000. 

To Apply:

Please submit resume and cover letter to jobs@aahom.org. No phone inquiries. Position closes December 31, 2015. EOE

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Birthday Party Facilitator

Position Description:

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 that are available year round after the Holiday season.

Pay:

$8.15 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

Position Description:

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:

Available hours include Monday 9-5:30, Tuesday 8:45-5:30, Wednesday 9-5:30, Thursday 9-8:30, Friday 9-5:30, Saturday 9-5:30, and Sunday 11:30-5:30. Occasional evening and early morning hours are scheduled based on special 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