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> Exhibit Explainer

Exhibit Explainer

Science Mill Museum – Johnson City, TX 78636

Part-time, $10/hour

Summary:

The Science Mill, a STEM science museum located in Johnson City, TX is seeking energetic, hard-working individuals to join our team as Exhibit Explainers. Explainers actively engage with museum visitors of all ages to encourage hands-on learning and exploration of the exhibits throughout the museum. The ideal candidate would be interested in pursuing a career in teaching, science, technology, and/or working with or around children.

Work Schedule:

Part-time schedule 4-6 hours a day over 3-5 days a week, weekend availability a must. School holiday availability required with some flexibility. Please note: week day availability during the school year is required.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Providing the highest standard of customer service to museum visitors.

Explaining STEM exhibits to guide exploration for kids of all ages as well as adults.

Turning on exhibits and preparing the museum for the day; turning off exhibits and cleaning museum public spaces at close.

Exhibit troubleshooting, light maintenance, and problem solving as needed.

Exhibit Explainers will be required to move throughout the museum floor for extended periods of time.

Requirements:

Positive, professional attitude and strong communication skills – enthusiastic extroverts wanted!

Self-starter with an interest in teaching, science, technology, engineering, art, and/or math.

Willingness to learn new skills and help teach visitors about our unique exhibits.

Ability to multi-task, work hard, and be a team player.

Strong attention to detail a must.

Part-time weekday, weekend, and holiday availability during the school year a must.

Previous experience not required. Onsite training will be provided.

Previous customer service or hospitality experience a plus!

To apply, please send letter of interest or resume to info@sciencemill.org.

> Exhibit Design Technician

About the Science Mill

The Science Mill, located in Johnson City, TX, is a nonprofit STEM science center. With innovative and interactive exhibits and programs, the Science Mill helps students expand their understanding of science, sparks curiosity, and inspires them to pursue careers in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.

 

The Exhibit Design Technician will be a critical member of the exhibit team responsible for maintaining, repairing, and improving current exhibits, creating new exhibits, and performing exhibit facility maintenance. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver who is mechanically and technologically minded who can quickly develop new skills, multitask, and preferably who has experience in a maker space environment.

 

Responsibilities and Duties

·        Improve and maintain existing exhibit and technology infrastructure at the Science Mill

·        Be part of the creative process for new exhibit development

·        Troubleshoot exhibits and perform necessary routine maintenance

·        Help maintain indoor and outdoor museum space

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


Requirements or Key Qualifications

 

·        An interest in science and technology, making, building 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, TX usually Monday- Friday, but occasional weekend days are required by all staff.

To apply, please send letter of interest or resume to info@sciencemill.org.