Museum Exhibit/Facilities Technician

The exhibit /facilities technician will be a member of the team responsible for maintaining and repairing exhibits, creating new exhibits and activities, and performing facility maintenance. The ideal candidate will be mechanically and technologically minded, be able to quickly develop new skills, be a problem solver, and has experience in a maker space environment working with children.

Responsibilities and duties:

  • Maintain and improve upon existing technology infrastructure at the Science Mill

  • Troubleshoot exhibits and perform routine maintenance

  • Help maintain facility (indoor and outdoor)

  • Take initiative to learn about and implement new technologies, helping staff incorporate into curriculum for programs, camps and exhibits

  • Other related duties as assigned

Requirements:

  • An interest in science and technology, making and tinkering

  • Minimum education- Associate Degree

  • 2-3 years of professional work experience

  • Museum/non-profit experience is a plus

  • Comfortable working with staff who have various levels of technical knowledge and comfort

  • Creative problem solving skills

As a small organization operating in a very dynamic environment, flexibility and teamwork is required. The team works collaboratively to ensure organizational success. This is a full time position that must be performed on-site in Johnson City usually Monday- Friday, but occasional weekend days are required by all staff. Salary range is $30,000-$40,000 and includes paid time off and health, vision, dental insurance benefits. Send resume to info@sciencemill.org to apply.

Director of Operations

The Science Mill, a fast growing science museum in Johnson City, is hiring a Director of Operations who will be responsible for overseeing the museum floor operations, event logistics, internal processes and procedures and other activities as needed that fulfill the mission of the Science Mill. Daily activities include implementing policies and working closely with all staff to ensure that the daily operations of the museum are seamless.

 Responsibilities and duties:

  • Supervision of the Visitor Services Manager, Weekend Manager and Project /Logistics Coordinator and Exhibits/Facilities team

  • Working with Managers to help hire and oversee full time and part-time, on-site staff

  • Ensuring that all staff is adequately trained and capable of performing their job responsibilities to the highest level of quality giving our visitors the best experience possible

  • Ensuring that all facilities, both building and outdoors are clean, well-cared for and safe for all ages

  • All exhibits, both indoors and outdoors, are operational at all times

  • Operating the museum within the budget guidelines and demonstrating operational financials that track revenue and expenses

This position is also one of collaboration with the President, directors and managers of other departments to collectively create and implement strategies to meet museum goals. These include:

  • Work with the President and directors to develop and implement short-term operational goals as well as long-term strategic plans and goals

  • Create and implement policies and procedures in the areas of museum floor operations, SOPs, Quality Control, administrative duties, and exhibit functions

  • Work with the team to plan and implement museum programs, outreach events and new opportunities

  • Work with the creative design and marketing team to plan and implement strategies for new growth initiatives

  • Participate and contribute to the strategic vision for the growth of the museum  

Requirements:

  • Proven experience in successfully leading a multi-disciplinary team

  • Strong and team-oriented leader

  • A passion for the mission of the Science Mill

  • Outstanding ability to collaborate both internally and externally

  • Attention to detail and follow-through are essential

  • Ability to prioritize tasks

  • Problem solving skills and creative thinking

  • Excellent judgement and professional demeanor

  • Non-profit experience a plus

As a small organization operating in a very dynamic environment, flexibility and teamwork are required. The team works collaboratively to ensure organizational success. This is a full time position that must be performed on-site in Johnson City. Monday- Friday, but occasional weekend days are required by all staff. Salary range is commensurate with experience and includes health, vision, dental insurance benefits. To apply, please send resume and letter of interest to info@sciencemill.org.

BOOKKEEPER AND HUMAN RESOURCES ADMINISTRATOR

The Science Mill seeks a versatile, detail-oriented professional to join our team. We are hiring a Bookkeeper with strong accounting/bookkeeping experience to perform human resources administrative duties and ensure smooth financial operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of day to day bookkeeping and accounting processes including but not limited to: A/P, A/R, payroll, and bank reconciliation

  • Process and pay all invoices in a timely manner

  • Receive and deposit all organizational revenue

  • Execute monthly payroll activities using a 3rd party payroll service provider

  • Perform annual 1099 reporting process for vendors

  • Prepare monthly financial reports, including standard financial reports, budget vs. actual reports and project financial reports

  • Coordinate with outside CPA in preparation of year-end IRS 990 filing

  • Support staff in development and analysis of annual organization budget

  • Maintain accounting procedures and policies and systems of internal controls to ensure the integrity of all financial systems

  • Be key interface with banks and be responsible for cash management (e.g. anticipating cash needs and transferring funds to ensure sufficient cash available at all times)

  • Perform non-routine tasks requiring strong judgment and initiative

  • Manage mailing/post office runs, errands, etc.

  • Manages purchasing of all supplies and equipment considering budget and program/exhibit needs

  • Perform onboarding of new employees

  • Be liaison for health insurance issues for employees with insurance broker

Qualifications:

  • Strong Quickbooks skills, including all normal accounting transactions, budgeting, reporting, and Quickbooks payroll

  • Accounting degree or equivalent work experience.

  • 3-5 years work experience in a bookkeeping/accounting function

  • Creating, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting on program/project budgets

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

  • Attention to detail, strong communication, and problem solving are all critical skills for success in this role

As a small organization operating in a very dynamic environment, a significant amount of flexibility and teamwork is required. Employees are expected to work collaboratively to ensure organizational success. Send resume to info@sciencemill.org to apply.