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This job is cool because… the Parking Facility Cashier is responsible for daily operating and traffic control of the Science Museum of Minnesota’s 820 stall parking facility. These duties include operating the parking fee computers; handling money for hourly parking as well as pre-pay event parking during downtown St. Paul events; vehicle traffic control within the parking facility as well as surrounding grounds; assist with grounds maintenance as required; pursue excellent customer service with energy and drive that models organizational mission and embrace situations in which client expectations are successfully fulfilled and the organization is highlighted through interactions.
Share your talents by… demonstrating experience with cash management; effective communication skills (both written and verbal); math skills (subtraction, multiplication, division, decimals, fractions); must be able to work outside during periods of extreme heat and cold; walk long distances and remain in a standing or sitting position for extended periods; lifting 25-49 pounds; Must be able to work evenings and/or weekends frequently.
Hours per week: up to 23 hours
This job is cool because… this position is to ensure that the visitors experience at the museum is a positive one. Associate Visitor Relations/Security staff will accomplish this by monitoring museum staff and volunteer performance, serving as service role models, and managing the daily visitor experience. They will maintain a safe and secure environment for all museum visitors, staff, and volunteers. In addition, Associate Visitor Relations/Security Supervisor is accountable for protecting and securing the facility, facility property, artifacts, exhibits, and external facility properties.
Share your talents by… protecting and securing the facility, artifacts, exhibits, and external facility properties. Assists with management and coordination of visitor activity and daily security operations of the public museum, including the museum parking facility; communicates museum visitor service information to visitors, staff and volunteers; assists with logistics of operational planning, safety, security, service, and emergency procedures response/preparation/training; performs and enforces established safety, security and visitor service policies and procedures; assists with assuring successful supervision of internal and external emergencies; performs routine physical escorts and fund recovery duties; provides basic emergency medical assistance and life support functions; assists with and directly monitors motor vehicle traffic control in and around the museum parking facility and loading dock areas; provides direct assistance and support to local and federal law enforcement agencies; promotes and enforces positive visitor service satisfaction standards and resolves visitor service concerns.
The ideal candidate will… possess a High school diploma and minimum of 2 years visitor service and/or security experience, superb communication skills (both written and oral); position requires extended periods of managing and monitoring electronic security surveillance network, fire detection/suppression systems, and routine physical patrols of facility, external properties, and parking facility; extensive periods of standing and walking; must be capable of promptly responding (both mentally and physically) to emergency incidents and elevated visitor service concerns; must have ability to work very early mornings and very late nights; CPR and First Aid Certification required (training provided).
Hours per week: up to 23 hours
This job is cool because… this position is to provide the visitors with a safe, attractive, comfortable, clean and efficient facility; to perform routine cleaning work in the museum according to schedule provided by Custodial Supervisor.
Share your talents by… providing clean and care for museum in order to ensure it is maintained in a safe and healthy manner; maintain storage areas and cleaning equipment, materials and supplies in a safe and orderly manner in order to ensure the safety of staff and the public; perform other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will…be able to work inside and outside during periods of extreme heat and cold, knowledge of standard cleaning procedures, chemicals, products and equipment; knowledge of the Material Data Sheet (MSDS); ability to lift 75 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds; ability to read and understand labels and follow instructions; ability to work primarily in standing position; ability to operate vacuums and push-cart; must have team work, decision making, problem solving, communication, and time management skills.
Hours per week: up to 23 hours
This job is cool because… it is a rewarding day job that utilizes your professional theatre background and supplements your evening theatre gigs. Science Live Theatre is casting for a play that complements the Science Museum of Minnesota’s award winning exhibit RACE: Are We So Different? directed by Jamil Jude.
We are currently casting one Caucasian female mid to late thirties and one African American male also mid to late thirties.
Rehearsals will be held during the day in September and October. The show runs October-early June. Matinees only… Flexible schedule… Occasional Position…
Share your talents by… performing Race to the Finish Line for visitors at the museum. The position also includes: set up and take down of sets, props, and conducting post performance discussions.
The ideal candidate will…demonstrate strong acting skills; have a demonstrated commitment to educational theatre; previous professional or paid performing experience and formal training in theatre arts.
Pay Rate: $15.00/hour
Please include your headshot and theatrical resume.
This job is cool because… this position requires both independent work and collaboration with others to create an efficient and exciting learning experience for children and adults participating in educational programming. Counselors help with programs such as summer camps, overnights, Social Science, birthday parties, and classes.
This posting is primarily to fulfill a Birthday Host position, a role that facilitates all aspects of hosted parties including hands-on educational activities, food, and logistics.
Share your talents by…providing excellent customer service by meeting program participants and client expectations and facilitating with multiple aspects of educational programming.
Program Counselors facilitate much of the logistical and participant needs of programming. Work to ensure a quality experience for participants, most often children, in a smooth and highly energetic manner by monitoring and modeling behavior expectations, ensuring safety of participants, solving problems as they arise, and leading activities with program participants.
The ideal candidate will… demonstrate two or more years of experience providing one-to-one childcare or leading groups of up to 15 children; child-focused work or volunteering preferred. Ability to work independently, identify errors, and solve problems efficiently is critical. Candidates should possess the ability to remain calm in stressful situations. Must be at least 16 years old and either attending high school or actively working on GED or possess a high school diploma/GED.
Pay Rate: $8.79-$11.42/hour
This job is cool because… this position is involved in the building of exhibit components and structures ranging from basic stud and sheetrock walls to complex visitor-interactive components.
Share your talents by… utilizing and growing a unique set of craftsman skills in the hands-on production of museum exhibits. Assist in loading, unloading, assembly, installation, and tear-downs of museum exhibits. Assist in the maintenance of production tools and equipment, and collaborate with other museum staff and contractors to create solutions for exhibit components in support of the museum’s vision and mission.
The ideal candidate will… have previous experience in museums, galleries, and/or custom fabrication shops (preferred). Must have the capability to work safely, carefully and reliably in a busy team environment.
Pay Rate: $18.30/hour
This job is cool because… the Groundskeeper is responsible for installation of plant material on museum property, while adhering to standards of the grounds maintenance and landscaping care program for plant life. The groundskeeper maintains the grounds area in a safe and clean condition at all times as to ensure safety and attractive environment for the public and staff. While working mostly working independently, the groundskeeper assures the implementation of a wide range of landscape and grounds duties to while regularly exposed to outdoor weather conditions.
Share your talents by…comprehending and successfully completing assigned tasks in grounds and landscape maintenance. Administer work while spending time on what is important resulting in succinct, timely project completion. Coordinate and prioritize task to successfully accomplish projects with limited time and resources. Adapts to the needs of the situations and strives to assist in successfully meeting the needs of the museum and customer successfully.
The ideal candidate will… High school Diploma or equivalent, 6 months experience in working in landscaping and grounds work. Must have valid MN driver’s license. Ability to work evenings and/or weekends occasionally during special events or projects. Must have the following physical abilities: full range of mobility in upper and lower body, ability to walk extensively and working during inclement weather, ability to reach overhead and work in various positions, including stooping, standing, bending over, sitting, kneeling and squatting for extended periods of time; ability to lift, pull and push materials and equipment to complete assigned job tasks; and be able to frequently lift 50 pounds of weight throughout the assigned workday, Ability to use power tools and grounds equipment i.e.: mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles, snow blowers, chain saws, electric clippers, sod cutters, and pruning saws.
Hours per week: up to 23