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Science Labs Program Manager

Summary:

The Science Labs Program Manager collaborates with the Education/Programs, Exhibits, and Operations teams to develop and supervise innovative educational lab programs and experiences for school age children at Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum and partnership programming sites through in person workshops and via video conferencing technology. The Science Labs Program Manager is responsible for the long-range planning, execution, and success of ScienceWorks Lab programs, Distance Learning programs and relevant partnership program offerings.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Develops, manages, and evaluates ScienceWorks Labs, Distance Learning Labs and relevant partnership programs. Serves as lead educator and model of best practices
  2. Oversees maintenance, inventory, and storage of related program materials and spaces
  3. Trains and evaluates education staff on ScienceWorks Labs, Distance Learning Labs and relevant partnership programming
  4. Collaborates with Program and Education Manager Team to hire, train, evaluate, and supervise staff, create staff schedules, provide professional development, and maintain program quality; serves as primary manager generating Museum’s education staff schedule
  5. Continually monitors ScienceWorks Labs, Distance Learning Labs and relevant partnership programs for quality assurance and relevance to applicable state and national education standards
  6. Maintains regular contact with public, private, charter schools, and homeschool community to assess their informal science education needs, and plans programs accordingly
  7. Assist the marketing team in developing promotional materials for relevant program offerings and ensuring all web-based information is updated
  8. In consultation with the Director of Education and Wildlife, and Chief Financial Officer, develops annual revenue and expense budget for ScienceWorks Labs, Distance Learning Labs and relevant partnership programs
  9. Supports grant writing and reporting efforts for related programs
  10. Able to lift 25lbs and work on your feet for at least 4 consecutive hours
  11. Serves as primary backup to Registrar for booking fieldtrips, ScienceWorks Labs, Distance Learning Labs and relevant partnership programs
  12. Provides excellent customer service and general information to public
  13. Other duties as assigned

Additional Duties

  1. Active member of education department team
  2. Familiarity with all education department programs and an ability to deliver any program as deemed necessary
  3. Works with members of the education and exhibits staff to enhance the visitor experience
  4. Familiarity with the organization and management of Museum operations
  5. Attends general staff meetings and meetings of the education staff when necessary
  6. Provides phone support by answering general phone calls.

Pay and Hours

$29,000-$33,000 plus benefits. Full-Time, Monday through Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm, with occasional weekend or evening hours.

To Apply

Please email your current resume and a cover letter that addresses the following questions to jobs@aahom.org. All submitted materials must be in PDF form. To be considered for a first-round interview, apply by April 8. This position is open until filled.

  1. Please describe what you see as the role and purpose of the Science Labs Manager position for the Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum. Include how you believe this position should impact our visitors, our staff, and our community.
  2. Describe a work or volunteer experience (or experiences) that demonstrates the skills and/or characteristics you have that would make you a good candidate for Science Labs Manager.

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Ann Arbor Hands-On Museum & Leslie Science and Nature Center Bookkeeper

Summary

The Bookkeeper is responsible for providing financial administration in the areas of accounts payable, accounts receivable, reconciliations, bank deposits and grant support. The bookkeeper also provides backup support for payroll.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. Processes accounts payable, accounts receivable and account reconciliations in accordance with established policies, procedures and timelines.
  2. Assists with month-end close.
  3. Handles cash, makes bank deposits and performs cash reconciliations.
  4. Provides payroll backup support.
  5. Assists with financial grant reporting by supplying financial information for grant applications and grant management.
  6. Other duties as assigned.

Additional Duties

  1. Attends staff meetings and required events such as volunteer recognition, membership and fundraising events.

Supervisory Responsibility

This position does not have any supervisory responsibility.

Work Environment

The work is primarily indoors in a museum environment with some exposure to dust, fumes and chemicals from exhibit materials. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Physical Demands

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. This role requires sitting at a desk for extended periods of time. Extended computer use is required.

Travel

No travel is expected for this position.

Required Education and Experience

A Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance or related field; or equivalent years of relevant experience required. The ability to multi-task and prioritize while meeting the demands and deadlines of simultaneous projects. Proven focus on attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work collegially within a small organization. Excellent customer relations orientation. Strong written and verbal communications. Working knowledge of Excel, Word, QuickBooks (or comparable financial package).

Preferred Education and Experience

Prior experience working in a small to mid-sized nonprofit environment.

Pay and Hours

$15.38 - $21.15/hour. Part-Time working 25-30 hours per week. 

To Apply

Click here 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.

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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Summer Camp Positions

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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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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