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Scout Coordinator

Job title: Scout Coordinator               Reports to: Camp and Public Programs Director

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 scout programs at least 40% of time.
  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 supervisor 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. 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

Qualification Requirements:

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 Qualifications:

Passion and interest in Michigan’s natural history. 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. Excellent organizational skills with attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication, and active listening skills. Commitment to collaborative work. Ability to work well independently or within a team environment. 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:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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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.


  • 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


  • 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


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.


$10 per hour.

To 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.


  • 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.


$8.50 per hour with incremental raises up to $10.50

To apply:

Fill out and submit the Online Employment Application.

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