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Assistant Camp Director

Unity in Learning (UIL) is a ground-breaking partnership between Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum. We are currently seeking energetic and passionate candidates to serve as staff members in our dynamic, 12-week Unity in Learning summer day camp program. Learn more and apply online (deadlines apply)!

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Summer Camp Educator

Unity in Learning (UIL) is a ground-breaking partnership between Ann Arbor Hands-On MuseumLeslie Science & Nature Center, and Yankee Air Museum. We are currently seeking energetic and passionate candidates to serve as staff members in our dynamic, 12-week Unity in Learning summer day camp program. Learn more and apply online (deadlines apply)!

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Communications and Social Media Manager

Summary:

Under the overall direction of the Senior Director of Advancement, the Communications and Social Media Manager will work seamlessly with all departments of Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and Leslie Science & Nature Center to implement comprehensive communication efforts. This position will serve at the Leslie Science & Nature Center facility for 2 days a week, during which time onsite supervision will be provided by the Executive Director of Leslie Science and Nature Center, and at the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum for 3 days a week. Weekly schedule is Sunday to Thursday. Must be available on select evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with applicable departments to generate and design social media content and maintain Social Media Calendar for Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, and Pinterest. Content may be related to general organization information, public or private program information, external news relating to organizational mission, and other applicable posts as directed.
  • Monitor social media platforms for interactions and respond appropriately. Work with others to ensure 7-day coverage.
  • Use various social media analytics and, with the Senior Director Advancement, adjust communications strategy according to findings.
  • Use templates and organization style guides to design and generate content for e-communications (e-blasts, eNewsletters, emails advertising special programs, promotions, and offers, etc.). Coordinate and schedule all e-communications with Constant Contact and MailChimp.
  • Maintain all email contact lists.
  • Maintain and coordinate event calendars by reaching out to applicable departments to compile necessary event information to write and update descriptions.
  • Update website content and monitor for accuracy. Design and schedule periodic website announcements.
  • Provide marketing support for all events (annual signature events, member nights, public programs, etc.), including social media, basic website updates and additions, eNewsletter support, as well as other marketing and communication duties as assigned.
  • Support our contract graphic designer(s) by providing basic design for all departments and events utilizing pre-existing templates and the guidance of organization style guides. Such design needs may include logos, signs, fliers, other print materials, and program materials to be used for marketing or program-delivery purposes.
  • Responsible for all marketing signage (digital, paper, banner) throughout the organization, including general organization information, membership, event, public programs, and special promotion signage.

Related Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Maintain inventory of printed communications materials, monitor availability, and send materials as requested.
  • As needed, assist in on-air marketing through TV or Radio.
  • Assist in updating database with event and related marketing information.
  • As applicable, provide event/program photography and obtain photo release forms.
  • Assist in community marketing efforts, such as billboards, bus signs, outdoor flags, and media advertisements.
  • Attend staff meetings and required Organization events such as membership, fundraising, and signature events.
  • Actively participate in Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum “on duty” staff rotation and answer phones.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to work collegially within a small or large group setting. Ability to work independently, as well as with others as a team, to achieve organizational goals.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, handle simultaneous projects, and prioritize projects.
  • Ability to provide a high level of customer service and interact effectively with donor audiences, external organizations, organization staff, and volunteers.
  • College degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent writing skills required. Must have full grasp of English grammar and syntax to ensure error-free social media posts, emails, and web copy.
  • Working knowledge in Adobe Suite. Graphic design, photography, and photo-editing experience a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of Drupal, WordPress, or Weebly website platforms.
  • Basic HTML skills
  • Working knowledge of Constant Contact, MailChimp, or other newsletter platforms.

Salary:

$32,000-$35,000

To apply:

Email cover letter, resume, 3 writing samples and 5 examples of previous professional (non-personal) social media posts to jobs@aahom.org. No phone calls, please.

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Museum Experience & Volunteer Manager

Summary:

Under the general direction of the Director of Education and the Director of Operations, the Museum Experience and Volunteer Manager is responsible for the development and supervision of interpretive programs for the general public and Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. This position also supervises and manages the Museum volunteer program. The manager monitors the conditions and the daily operations of the public spaces and programs at the Museum to promote a positive visitor and volunteer experience.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Plans, develops, manages, and evaluates floor programs, including activity stations, science demonstrations and other informal learning experiences for general museum visitors, with special focus on weekend and peak season visitor events
  2. Manages volunteer program of 1,000+ volunteers per year, including strategic planning,   program growth and development, volunteer training, and day-to-day operations.
  3. Works with Volunteer Coordinator, Leslie Science & Nature Staff, Accessibility Programs Coordinator, and staff across all departments to create new volunteer programs, identify appropriate placement for volunteers, and to create volunteer job descriptions.
  4. Supervises and supports Volunteer Coordinator in day-to-day management of the volunteer program. Supports LSNC with behind-the-scenes aspects of the volunteer program, such as database support.
  5. Supervises, trains and supports volunteer floor staff and part time assistants working with visitors in exhibit spaces and public programs activities
  6. Works with exhibit, education and operations staff to provide long-range planning of weekend, special, and peak season events 
  7. In consultation with the Director of Education, Director of Operations, Executive Director and Finance Director, develops annual expense budget for Gallery Programs
  8. Serves as the Museum’s official liaison to the visiting public; provides thorough attention to the comfort of the guests and the delivery of a positive museum experience
  9. Works each week Tuesday-Saturday
  10. Other duties as assigned

Related duties and responsibilities:

  1. Attends all general staff meetings and meetings of other departments as appropriate
  2. Oversees daily operations of the Museum as the on-duty staff member

Knowledge, skills and abilities:

  1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate with broad range of ages and interests
  2. Must be extremely service-oriented and work well within a team environment
  3. Strong organization and project management abilities; ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  4. Patience and understanding in managing potentially difficult situations
  5. Ability to stay calm when dealing with emergencies
  6. Bachelor’s degree in science or a related discipline
  7. Broad knowledge of science and science education
  8. Relevant computer literacy
  9. Must be able to sit/stand for 4 hours, crouch/kneel on the floor, and lift 20 lbs. 

Pay:

$32,000 – $35,000 

To Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to jobs@aahom.org

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Birthday Party Facilitator

Position Description:

Birthday Party Facilitators are responsible for facilitating 2½-hour Museum birthday parties. Parties are for 15 children and 20 adults and include a tour of the Museum, a host-lead science activity, and assistance with food and celebration with the guests.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist families with set-up, clean-up, and celebration
  • Lead children on a tour of the Museum, which includes explanation of the exhibits
  • Lead a hands-on science project
  • Provide supervision of the children the entire span of the party

Qualifications:

  • Positive and friendly attitude at all times
  • Ability to “go with the flow” and handle unexpected situations
  • Comfort with talking to groups of people
  • Punctuality and reliability

Hours:

Weekend hours only, Saturday 9am – 5pm; Sunday 12pm – 4pm. Must be available a minimum of 5-6 weekend days a month. Priority given to those that are available year round after the Holiday season.

Pay:

$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.

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

Museum 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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Admission:
$12.50 for Adults and Children
$5 after 5pm on Thurs only
Free for Babies 0-23 months