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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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Hours:

This is a part-time position ranging from 10-30 hours a week depending on program bookings.

Pay:

$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.

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Qualifications:

  • 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

Hours:

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.

Pay:

$10 per hour with incremental raises

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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734.995.5439
220 E. Ann St. 
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Regular Hours:

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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$12.50 for Adults and Children
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