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Scout Coordinator

Job title: Scout Coordinator               Reports to: Director of Education

Status: Part-time, non-exempt 20-25 hrs. per week

Schedule: Flexible work schedule, ability to work weekends, evenings and some holidays

Wage: $12 hr.


The Scout Coordinator plans, organizes, teaches and supervises the Scout programs at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum, Leslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum. Programs include but are not limited to Overnights, Girl Scout, Cub Scout and Boy Scout badge workshops, evening/after-hours events, marketing events, local networking, and a variety of special programs for Scout groups.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Develops new and refines existing scout program curricula.
  2. Continually monitors scout programs for quality assurance and relevance to scouting requirements as identified by the Boy Scouts of America and Girl Scouts of the United States of America.
  3. Coordinates scheduling, registration, record-keeping, and inventory acquisition and storage.
  4. Works with other staff members as necessary to develop schedule of available dates and spaces for scout programs.
  5. Leads at least 50% of scout programs.
  6. Coordinates with program managers to train and supervise general Education staff on scout programs.
  7. Consults with Marketing and Development to create promotional materials and marketing strategies for scout activities.
  8. Coordinates with Marketing staff to manage Scout E-News list and produce monthly Scout E-News.
  9. Consults with Director of Education and Director of Finance to develop annual budget and track expenses.
  10. Maintains regular contact with local Girl and Boy Scout councils to build relationships/partnerships for the purpose of better assessing their needs, and plans programs accordingly.
  11. Has ability and willingness to handle all animals necessary for program delivery.
  12. Participates as team member on other Education, Public programs, and organization events.
  13. Assists with other duties as assigned.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Additional Requirements:

  1. Working knowledge of science, informal education, natural history, and/or outdoor education. Sound understanding of pedagogy and developing/implementing appropriate instructional strategies specific to informal education programming.
  2. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail.
  3. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and active listening skills. Commitment to collaborative work.
  4. Ability to work well independently or within a team environment.
  5. Ability to work quickly, efficiently, and be able to be flexible and adapt on a daily basis.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE: Bachelor’s degree (preferred) or working towards a degree in General Science, Environmental Education, Environmental Studies, Education, or related field or equivalent experience with informal learning and/or scout programming;valid driver’s license. 

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to read and interpret documents such as policy and procedure manuals.  Ability to write reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively and with enthusiasm before diverse groups of people including employees, outside agency representatives, parents, and students.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to calculate and evaluate general figures and numbers.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to understand policies and procedures.

OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Computer literacy on MS-based platform.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and sit for long periods of time, climb stairs, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee is frequently required to walk outside on uneven ground. They are also regularly required to carry up to 50 lbs.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

The employee needs to be able to work in an environment exposed to environmental allergens including, but not limited to: dust, mold, and pollen. They may be exposed to live birds, insects, and other animals.  The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid, and dry/arid conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. On particularly busy days at the Museum the noise level can be higher.

To Apply:

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Part-Time General Educator

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Education Department, the Part-Time General Educator will deliver programs in Outreach, Distance Learning, Public Programs, ScienceWorks, and the Preschool Gallery.

Outreach: Under the direction of the Outreach Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will run and supervise off-site daytime and evening programs. The educator will also assist in restocking materials. 

Distance Learning: Under the direction of the Distance Learning Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will deliver 50-minute daytime programs to schools and other locations via video conferencing. The educator will also assist in restocking materials. 

Public Programs: Under the supervision of the Public Programs and Volunteer Manager the Part-Time General Educator will be a key presence on the floor of the museum. They will be responsible for facilitating hands-on activities, answering questions about the Museum, and assisting with activity set-up/take-down.

ScienceWorks: Under the supervision of the ScienceWorks Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will deliver 50-minute hands-on classes for visiting school groups during the week. The educator will also assist in restocking materials.

Preschool Gallery: Under the supervision of the Public Programs and Volunteer Manager, the Part-Time General Educator will supervise the PreK gallery, including facilitating hands-on activities for preK families, enforcing age limits and sibling helper policy, and maintaining the gallery. The educator may also facilitate the Little Scientist Club.


  • Deliver interactive activities to the public in a fun and engaging manner
  • Ensure that visitors are using materials safely and in the intended manner
  • Ensure that students, volunteers, and equipment are safe
  • Acquire knowledge of our Museum and specific exhibits
  • Represent the museum both on and off-site
  • Set up and tear down activities in a professional manner
  • Assist with training/supervising Volunteer Activities Facilitators
  • Aid volunteers in becoming comfortable with their activities
  • Interact with students, families and staff
  • Load and unload the van with correct supplies
  • Restock supplies

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to work with adults and children from diverse backgrounds
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Ability to lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds)
  • Ability and willingness to engage students and families
  • Confidence, energy and enthusiasm
  • Prior experience with children or in science is desirable, but not required
  • Ability and willingness to engage visitors, answer questions, and say “I don’t know, but I’ll find out for you!”
  • Desire to learn new science concepts
  • Team player with excellent communication skills
  • Experience and/or coursework in science, technology, or education preferred 


This is a part-time position with up to 20 hours per week available on weekdays and weekends.


$10 per hour

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Front Desk Staff

Position Description:

Must be a computer literate “people person” who is able to pay attention to details and accurately handle money. The ability to multi-task in a prompt, polite and helpful manner is a must.


  • Responsible for all phases of customer service in the Museum store, including greeting customers, selection and facilitating sales
  • Duties include cash register operation, balancing the cash drawer
  • Pricing new stock, restocking items, keeping store clean and neat and helping with displays and merchandising


  • Ability to communicate effectively with general public
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to handle high volume sales
  • Punctuality and reliability
  • Basic math skills and ability to make change


Available hours include Monday 9-5:30, Tuesday 8:45-5:30, Wednesday 9-5:30, Thursday 9-8:30, Friday 9-5:30, Saturday 9-5:30, and Sunday 11:30-5:30. Occasional evening and early morning hours are scheduled based on special events.


$10 per hour with incremental raises

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
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