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#1415-52 PRESENTERS OR ACTOR

Are you looking for that fantastic day job to supplement your evening gigs? Science Live Theatre, the longest running professional museum theater company, is currently seeking a male or female African American actor as a company member at the Science Museum of Minnesota. This position is responsible for providing excellent live performances in repertory for museum patrons. Presenters perform a variety of show styles: ten-minute plays, monologues, puppetry, demonstrations, presentations and first person characterization/improv.

Responsibilities: Learn science content, memorize scripts and perform in repertory. Greet and assist museum visitors with questions by providing knowledgeable information about the content in the live shows. Set up and maintain props, set pieces and costumes.

Requirements: Theater degree or equivalent professional performance experience. Must possess the ability to play a variety of characters and performance styles. Candidates must have a history of dependability, flexibility and punctuality. Problem-solving and improv skills are essential. Experience with engaging a broad range of the public. Demonstrates a strong commitment to educational theater. The availability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays is required.

ADA Requirements: Ability to withstand long periods of standing and walking; ability to lift up to forty pounds. Ability to bend and climb stairs; must have use of hands; ability to communicate effectively with the public and other staff; must be able to see and hear well enough to detect possible problem situations in crowded spaces; space limitations for wheelchairs, walkers and some canes (must have mobility; not restricted to a wheelchair).

Pay Rate: Depending on Experience
Application Deadline: January 2, 2015

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#1415-1074 FRONT LINE, VISITOR EXPERIENCE ASSOCIATE

Museum Enterprises Division. Occasional, Non-Exempt. EEO 9D. The Visitor Experience Associate is responsible for providing excellent customer service by greeting and welcoming visitors and attending to their needs while displaying an approachable demeanor, actively listening, and proactively approaching situations resulting in meeting and exceeding visitor expectations.

Responsibilities: Assist visitors in the use of museum resources and activities in museum public spaces; interpret exhibits and programs as time and operational needs allow. Maintain familiarity with all museum policies, schedules, and programs while staying informed about all new films, exhibits and special events as well as the museum's permanent exhibits. Prepare daily log for each shift including but not limited to: successes and shortcomings, visitor feedback, and reporting any problems encountered. Monitor and address visitor behavior to ensure the safest and best possible visitor experience while ensuring safety and security of museum assets.

Qualifications: Ability to follow directions; ability to comprehend and successfully complete assigned tasks. Ability to demonstrate behaviors that enhance the level of customer satisfaction and meet the customer expectations. Ability to collaborate, cooperate, interpret and communicate information that is not always straightforward. High school diploma/GED, required. Coursework in science or understanding of scientific concepts preferred. 1-2 years of demonstrated successful Customer Service experience; prior attraction, hospitality, or museum experience preferred. Ability to work a flexible schedule including, early morning, evenings and/or weekends based on museum operational needs.

Pay Rate: $8.79 per hour
Application Deadline: December 31, 2014

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