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Seasonal & Occasional Openings

1415-134 Materials Assistant
Science Learning/Life Long Learning, Occasional/Nonexempt EEO 5B

This job is cool because… this position fulfills the materials-related needs of the Lifelong Learning (LLL) projects and programs. This position is responsible for the packing, delivering, shopping, inventorying, organizing, and repairing of materials for projects and programs conducted by LLL. This position will be expected to work collaboratively with the Materials Coordinator and other LLL staff, and may be assigned as the point-person for handling all materials decisions and delivery of specific projects and programs.

Share your talents by… carrying out assignments that include packing, delivering, shopping, inventorying, organizing, and repairing materials for education programs at the museum and offsite locations. Materials may include art supplies, office supplies, food, carpentry tools, and scientific equipment. This position is also responsible for creating and tracking purchase orders and other payments for materials.

The ideal candidate will have… have a high school diploma. Some college preferred. Valid driver’s license. Two years in an administrative support role, and experience working in a highly collaborative environment. Familiarity with some basic carpentry and power tools is helpful. Ability to load/unload and move program materials (50 - 75 pounds). Climbing, reaching, and squatting. Performing manual tasks for long periods of time (e.g. drilling holes in bottle caps for 2 hours).

Pay Rate: $9.00 - $9.50
Application Deadline: May 6, 2015


1415-825-2 KAYSC CREW 2—DEED
Science Learning/KAYSC, Occasional/Nonexempt EEO 9C

This job is cool because… the Kitty Andersen Youth Science Center is a youth development, youth employment, and STEM education program within the Science Museum of Minnesota. Through a variety of adult supported volunteer and work opportunities we empower youth to change our world through science. Currently we are hiring a cohort of Summer Education Interns to provide hands-on learning experiences in the community for students in grades K-8.

If you are interested in youth work, teaching, and being creative with others this internship is for you!

The ideal candidate will have… be responsible for preparing and facilitating interactive science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning experiences for young people at youth serving organizations throughout St. Paul and Minneapolis. This internship will provide individuals with training in the areas of positive youth development, informal STEM teaching/facilitation, and personal academic and career planning.

This is position is funded by the Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED). Please review the Tennessen Warning Notice. If you are selected, you (or your parent/guardian, if you’re under 18) will be required to sign the Warning when you complete your new hire paperwork.

  • The time period for this internship is as follows: June 1, 2015 – August 22, 2015
  • Interns will work 15-20 hours per week, generally Monday through Thursday afternoons and occasional weekend hours

Application Deadline: May 6, 2015


1415-109-3 FL Sales Clerk
Explore Store, Occasional/Non-Exempt (Days, Evenings and weekends, 12-18 hours/week.) EEO 9D

This job is cool because… this position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to the Science Museum of Minnesota’s internal and external customers through product sales.

Share your talents by… greeting and assisting customers by providing knowledgeable information and/or demonstration to customers selecting merchandise. Process merchandise sales, returns and exchanges and perform opening and closing procedures. Maintain a clean sales floor. Assist with annual inventory and ongoing inventory management.

The ideal candidate will have… have the ability to operate a cash register. Basic math skills. Ability to deal positively with a broad range of the public. Ability to use basic selling techniques. Dependability, flexibility and good customer service skills. High School Diploma or equivalent. One year in applicable customer service role. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal. Problem-solving skills. Ability to learn and retain large amounts of detailed information. Ability to stand for long periods of time. Experience working with computers. Ability to work evenings, weekends and holidays. Ability to occasionally work outside. Retail experience a plus.

Pay Rate: $9.00
Application Deadline: May 6, 2015


1415-925-3 Custodian
Support Services Division, Occasional/Non-Exempt, Up to 23 hours per week, including weekends

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 have… 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.

Pay Rate: $11.50
Application Deadline: May 6, 2015