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Finance Leader

For over 35 years the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum (AAHOM) and the Leslie Science & Nature Center (LSNC), have been creating moments of discovery that inspire curiosity, exploration and respect for STEM and the natural world. With more than 250 interactive science and technology exhibits, children of all ages have the opportunity to create and participate in hands-on adventures. More information can be found at and

AAHOM & LSNC has an exceptional opportunity for a Finance Leader to become an integral member of their leadership team. This position will report to the Chief Executive Officer and be responsible for the financial affairs of the organization according to generally accepted accounting procedures.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide financial reports and information for both daily and long range decision making to the CEO, COO, Finance Committee of the Board of Directors, and various funding sources
  • Perform daily accounting tasks including journal entries and maintenance, monitoring and forecasting cash balances, deposits, A/P, A/R
  • Processes payroll and maintains retirement fund
  • Set up and maintain structures, practices, and procedures for all business activity
  • Manage the accounting system/books and train staff in use and compliance
  • Collaborate to develop and monitor the organization's annual
  • Work to assure budget compliance, preparing cash flow statements and financial analysis and forecasts; addresses shortfalls and expenses overages and unanticipated needs
  • Ensure the organization is in compliance with current not-for-profit accounting standards
  • Prepare all applicable tax and information returns to be filed with the state and federal governments
  • Plan and oversee the annual audit and see to the preparation of all materials to support completion of the audit in a timely manner; addresses any management comments resulting from the audit
  • Provide fund development support
  • Keep financial software up-to-date and running including QuickBooks Premier and Point-of-Sale system
  • Provide support to operations through verifying and recording daily sales transactions and managing the merchant account systems for taking credit card payments

Qualifications Include:

  • College Degree in Finance or Accounting
  • CPA certification is a plus
  • 5-10 years progressively responsible experience in small business accounting required; prior nonprofit multi-fund accounting experience highly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently while also collaborating and providing support to a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience in financial statement preparation, fund management, accounts payable/receivable, inventory management, payroll and tax return preparation/review
  • Ability to analyze financial data in order to make recommendations and projections
  • Expertise in accounting and point-of-sale systems; QuickBooks experience highly preferred
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work with groups and individuals in order to achieve organizational goals and objectives

To Apply:

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Leslie Science & Nature Center Part-Time Educator

Facilitate LSNC's field trip, birthday, preschool, and outreach programming in order to increase participants' enjoyment and understanding of the cultural and natural resources of southeast Michigan ecosystems, promote environmental awareness, and foster responsible stewardship. Click here for more information.

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General Museum Educator

Position Description:

Under the direction of the Education Department, a General Museum Educator will deliver programs in ScienceWorks, Outreach, Public Programs, Distance Learning, and the Preschool Gallery. Shifts can occur on weekdays, weekends, and evenings. Preference will be given to qualified individuals with Wed-Fri afternoon and evening availability.

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

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

Public Programs: Under the supervision of an Education Manager the General Museum Educator will be a key presence on the floor of the museum. Shifts occur on weekends and throughout school breaks. They will be responsible for facilitating hands-on activities, answering questions about the Museum, and assisting with activity set-up/take-down.

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

Preschool Gallery: Under the supervision of the Preschool Gallery Coordinator, the General Museum Educator will greet and monitor visitors to the gallery, a space devoted to children age four and under and their adult companions. The educator will also assist with gallery cleanliness.


  • Deliver interactive activities to the public in a fun and interesting 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/or off-site
  • Set up and tear down activities in a tidy fashion
  • 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
  • Restocking 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 with students and families
  • Confidence, energy, and enthusiasm
  • Prior experience with children or in science is desirable, but not required
  • Ability and willingness to engage with 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 ranging from 10-30 hours a week depending on program bookings.


$10.00 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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220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

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Monday: 10 - 5
Tuesday: 9 - 5
Wednesday: 10 - 5
Thursday: 10 - 8
Friday: 10 - 5
Saturday:  10 - 5
Sunday: Noon - 5

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