Employee Benefits | Science Museum of Minnesota

Employee Benefits

The Science Museum of Minnesota reserves the right to change any part of the benefits listed below.

Full-Time Benefits

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PRE-TAX BENEFITS
EligibilityEmployees regularly scheduled and working 40 hours per work week.
Medical InsuranceEmployees may select from three medical plans. Benefits are offered in various coverage levels including single, employee + child(ren), employee + spouse, and family. Employees may enroll their spouse, unmarried dependents (to age 26), and same or opposite sex domestic partner.
Dental InsuranceOffered to employees and their dependents. Employees may choose between single, single +1 or family levels of coverage and may enroll their spouse, unmarried dependents (to age 26) and same or opposite sex domestic partner. Orthodontic dental option also available.
Retirement PlanThe museum offers two opportunities to save for retirement through Mutual of America. Employees may participate in a 403(b) plan immediately upon hire through pre-tax contributions or designated ROTH contributions. An employer match is available so long as participants meet minimum plan requirements for eligibility.
Flexible Spending AccountOpportunity provided to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover out-of-pocket dependent care and/or medical/dental expenses.
MetroPass Bus CardMonthly bus cards are available, each valid for 31 days, at employee’s expense. Funds can be withheld on a pre-tax or post-tax basis.
ParkingContract parking is available in the museum parking ramp and surrounding surface lots at employee’s expense. Funds can be withheld on a pre-tax or post-tax basis.
DISABILITY BENEFITS
Life and AD&D InsuranceTwo times annual salary. Voluntary life is also available for employees and their dependents.
Short-term disability60% of weekly pay, provided on a post-tax basis after a 7 day waiting period.
Long-term disabilityProvided at 60% monthly income replacement on a post-tax basis after a 90-day waiting period.
OTHER AVAILABLE BENEFITS
Paid Time Off (PTO)PTO and personal time are used for all time off, including vacation, sick time, and holidays. New employees hired at full-time status may expect to accrue 30 days of PTO, Personal Time, and Holiday time in a year period.
DiscountsEmployees receive a number of complimentary Omnitheater and exhibit hall passes. Discounts available in museum stores and cafes and on classes offered by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Direct DepositAvailable for most financial institutions.
HoursAdministrative office hours are typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some positions related to museum operations may require evening and weekend work hours to coincide with museum hours.
Pay CycleEvery other week on Fridays (26 pay periods per year).

 

Part-Time Benefits

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PRE-TAX BENEFITS
EligibilityEmployees regularly scheduled and working 30-39 hours per work week.
Medical InsuranceEmployees may select from three medical plans. Benefits are offered in various coverage levels including single, employee + child(ren), employee + spouse, and family. Employees may enroll their spouse, unmarried dependents (to age 26), and same or opposite sex domestic partner.
Dental InsuranceOffered to employees and their dependents. Employees may choose between single, single +1 or family levels of coverage and may enroll their spouse, unmarried dependents (to age 26) and same or opposite sex domestic partner. Orthodontic dental option also available.
Retirement PlanThe museum offers two opportunities to save for retirement through Mutual of America. Employees may participate in a 403(b) plan immediately upon hire through pre-tax contributions or Designated ROTH contributions. An employer match is available so long as participants meet minimum plan requirements for eligibility.
Flexible Spending AccountOpportunity provided to set aside pre-tax dollars to cover out-of-pocket dependent care and/or medical/dental expenses.
MetroPass Bus CardUnlimited ride, monthly bus cards are available, each valid for 31 days, at employee’s expense. Funds are withheld pre-tax. Employees must work enough hours to cover the cost of this pass to be eligible.
ParkingContract parking is available in the museum parking ramp and surrounding surface lots at employee’s expense. Funds can be withheld on a pre-tax or post-tax basis.
DISABILITY BENEFITS
Life and AD&D InsuranceOne times annual salary. Voluntary life is also available for employees and their dependents.
OTHER AVAILABLE BENEFITS
Paid Time Off (PTO)PTO and personal time are used for all time off, including vacation, sick time, and holidays. New employees hired at part time with benefits status may expect to accrue 18.2 days of PTO, Personal Time, and Holiday time in a year period.
DiscountsEmployees receive a number of complimentary Omnitheater and exhibit hall passes. Discounts available in museum stores and cafes and on classes offered by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Direct DepositAvailable for most financial institutions.
HoursAdministrative office hours are typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some positions related to museum operations may require evening and weekend work hours to coincide with museum hours.
Pay CycleEvery other week on Fridays (26 pay periods per year).

 

Occasional Benefits

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AVAILABLE BENEFITS
EligibilityAll other employees not classified as Full-Time or Part-Time.
Retirement PlanThe museum offers two opportunities to save for retirement through Mutual of America. Employees may participate in a 403(b) plan immediately upon hire through pre-tax contributions or Designated ROTH contributions. An employer match is available so long as participants meet minimum plan requirements for eligibility.
DiscountsEmployees receive a number of complimentary Omnitheater and exhibit hall passes. Discounts available in museum stores and cafes and on classes offered by the Science Museum of Minnesota.
Direct DepositAvailable for most financial institutions.
HoursAdministrative office hours are typically 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Some positions related to museum operations may require evening and weekend work hours to coincide with museum hours.
Pay CycleEvery other week on Fridays (26 pay periods per year).

 

Revised 4/10/18


The Science Museum is an Equal Employment/Affirmative Action “Employer of Choice.”

It is the museum’s policy and practice to hire and promote qualified people and administer all terms and conditions of employment without discrimination due to race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, disability, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, national origin, sexual orientation, or other protected-class status.

As an “Employer of Choice” the Science Museum hires the most qualified applicants, and retains the best employees by valuing differences, creating a flexible work environment, and providing promotional and career development opportunities. The museum is viewed as a progressive employer, by both employees and people outside the organization. We offer benefit packages for full-time and part-time employees.

Employment at the Science Museum is considered an “at will” arrangement.

The Science Museum of Minnesota is located near various bus routes and the Green Line.