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Seasonal & Occasional Openings

#1415-1165 Tour Tech Lead
Science Learning Division, Occasional/ Non-Exempt EEO 6

This job is unique because… its purpose is to travel to help lead team members through the process of removing and installing the Science Museum of Minnesota's compelling and educational science-based traveling exhibitions in museums throughout North America.

Share your talents by… coordinating and working with internal and external museum professional to handle, assemble, disassemble, and care for interactive and media based science exhibits, museum objects, and equipment. Tour Tech Leads help prioritize and supervise traveling exhibition processes and change strategies as needed to successfully fulfill established exhibition loans and deadlines. They ensure that workers have the tools, equipment, and resources needed to perform their tasks in a timely manner and then communicate and demonstrate safe and proper methods of utilizing them to achieve exhibition changeover from one museum venue to the next. They assist with coordinating crew travel and exhibition shipment. The Tour Tech Lead guarantees that the Science Museum of Minnesota's traveling exhibitions remain safe, well functioning, and maintain the stellar reputation Science Museum of Minnesota has among its valued customers and visitors.

The ideal candidate… will have three or more years of professional experience maintaining and assembling custom-designed objects and structures in a cultural organization, the exhibition industry, theater, entertainment productions or a related field requiring project planning, critical thinking, priority setting, construction and assembly skills. The exemplary applicant will display the ability to prioritize, interpret, and communicate information that is not always straightforward; deliver instruction and explain complex directions and evaluate work performance. We seek an individual who demonstrates exemplary customer service through the ability to offer solutions, be proactive, and demonstrate flexibility. The ideal candidate will have a solid knowledge of and ability to ensure the highest standards of safety for workers and visitors alike. Previous experience with A/V or overhead rigging is an added bonus.

Requirements include… but are not limited to the ability to travel and work away from home for up to six consecutive weeks as many as three times per year, including weekends; hold a valid driver's license, ability to rent automobiles, travel by air nationally and internationally. The job entails strength, flexibility and work at moderate heights.

We are currently hiring for work taking place in April, May and/or June. Subsequent work periods typically occur in January and February as well as September and October. The Science Museum of Minnesota can usually predict the future dates of required work periods up to 6 or more months in advance.

Pay Rate: Based on Experience
Application Deadline: March 4, 2015

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#1415-1166 Tour Tech
Science Learning Division, Occasional/ Non-Exempt EEO 6

This job is unique because… its purpose is to travel and assist Tour Tech Leads and fellow team members in removing and installing the Science Museum of Minnesota's compelling, educational science-based traveling exhibitions in museums throughout North America.

Share your talents by… working with internal museum supervisors and host museum professionals to handle, assemble, disassemble and care for interactive and media-based science exhibits, museum artifacts and equipment. Our Tour Techs engage in traveling exhibition processes to successfully fulfill established exhibit loans and deadlines. They utilize tools, equipment and resources needed to perform their tasks in a timely manner and demonstrate safe and proper methods of using these to achieve exhibition changeover from one museum venue to the next. The Tour Tech is part of a safety conscious and well functioning team that upholds the stellar reputation the Science Museum of Minnesota has among its valued customers and their visitors.

The ideal candidate… have one or more years of professional experience maintaining and assembling custom-designed objects and structures in a cultural organization, the exhibition industry, theater, entertainment productions or a related field requiring critical thinking, construction, and assembly skills and timely follow-through. The exemplary applicant will display the ability to position and communicate instruction to small work groups and keep tasks on track. We seek an individual who demonstrates exemplary customer service through thoughtful communication, listening, and regard for their concerns. The ideal candidate will model the highest standards of safety for workers and visitors alike. Previous experience with A/V or overhead rigging is an added bonus.

Requirements include… but are not limited to the ability to travel and work away from home for up to six consecutive weeks as many as three times per year, including weekends, hold a valid driver's license, rent automobiles, travel by air nationally and internationally. The job entails strength, flexibility and work at moderate heights.

We are currently hiring for work taking place in April, May and/or June. Subsequent work periods typically occur in January and February as well as September and October. The Science Museum of Minnesota can usually predict the dates of future required work periods up to 6 or more months in advance.

Pay Rate: Based on Experience
Application Deadline: March 4, 2015

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#1415-1032 Lifelong Learning Instructor—Summer 2015 (TEMPORARY)
Science Learning Division, Occasional/ Non-Exempt EEO 2B

This job is unique because… its purpose is to deliver high-quality, fun, and engaging science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) educational programs to our summer museum audiences. Instructors work collaboratively with museum personnel to inform and create the next generation of learning experiences, as well as support and implement program logistics.

Share your talents by… working with us to provide engaging learning experiences based on the best practices in STEM education in support of our diverse audience of learners. Use program-specific content knowledge and key instructional strategies to ensure integrity and consistency in program delivery and development. Contribute to and support research and evaluation efforts to make data driven decisions that will improve and grow programs, projects, and our distinct Science Museum of Minnesota learning experiences. Our Lifelong Learning Instructors collaborate with internal and external constituents while following museum wide standards to ensure the most effect business plan. They manage communication to ensure consistent, coherent, and effective messaging to promote the positive positioning of the museum. Additionally, they attend to a broad range of activities, within time constraints, to meet the needs of our internal and external communities.

The ideal candidate…have 3-5 years of experience in K-12 STEM education or related field with shown expertise in facilitating formal/informal learning experiences with children ages 4-16, developing and writing curriculum, and an exhibited positive work demeanor in educational team settings. The ideal candidate will be reflective about their teaching and learning practice, be able to work collaboratively across multiple departments, and have the ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic, situation, or problem. In addition, we are seeking someone who is at ease working with early childhood/pre-school audiences and/or leading technology-based classes—such as video, animation, programming (simple and complex), robotics, and circuitry.

Requirements include… but are not limited to having a strong knowledge of K-12 STEM Education as well as informal science learning environments; a B.A. or B.S. in STEM related fields, Elementary Education, Middle School Science Education and/or museum studies is preferred. The ideal candidate will demonstrate a propensity for creativity and curiosity, enthusiasm and passion, integrity and a strong professional work ethic.

We are currently hiring staff to fill only Occasional Level 1 or 2 Instructor positions that will have a work period at the beginning of May 25, 2015 through September 11, 2015 (working up to 40 hours per week). At the end of August, we will determine if we are able to continue the Occasional position through the 2014-15 school year (working up to or less than 24 hours per week).

Pay Rate: Based on Experience
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

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1415-109-2 FL Sales Clerk
Explore Store, Occasional/Non-Exempt (Days, Evenings and weekends, 12-20 hours/week), EEO 9D

This position is responsible for providing excellent customer service to the Science Museum of Minnesota's internal and external customers through product sales.

Responsibilities: Greet and assist customers by providing knowledgeable information and/or demonstration to customers selecting merchandise. Process merchandise sales, returns and exchanges. Opening and closing procedures. Maintain a clean sales floor. Assist with annual inventory and ongoing inventory management.

Requirements: 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: Based on Experience
Application Deadline: March 12, 2015

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