Discovery Center Interpreter


The Anchorage Museum’s mission is to be a museum for people, place, planet, and potential, in service of a sustainable and equitable North, with creativity and imagination for what is possible. We welcome diverse perspectives, recognize all are enriched when a diversity of voices, viewpoints, and skills are included and engaged in the work we do, and are committed to creating an anti-racist, fully inclusive organization.

The Anchorage Museum is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

For a full job description and to apply, go to www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/employment

Are you interested in the sciences and do you like talking with visitors? The Anchorage Museum recruiting for three (3) enthusiastic team players who are interested in public science to fill the position of part-time/seasonal Discovery Center Interpreter. The Discovery Center Interpreter is the face of the Discovery Center (DC) and is responsible for greeting visitors, monitoring DC zones, ensuring an excellent visitor experience, rotating through spaces answering visitor questions, and assisting with daily operations, presenting public educational demonstrations, and providing support for other programs throughout the Anchorage Museum.

This is a part-time seasonal entry-level position.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist visitors in exploring and understanding the exhibits and displays in the Discovery Center
  • Help facilitate visitor experiences with hands-on CoLab activities
  • Present short educational demonstrations to the public, including animal demonstrations, that model best-practices in science and inquiry-based education
  • Support educational demonstrations by checking schedules, compiling needed materials or supplies, and communicating with volunteers and other educational department staff
  • Present planetarium shows to public audiences
  • Document and make timely reports of all exhibit breakages and malfunctions to the Planetarium and Programs Manager
  • Ensure that public areas and exhibits are functioning, cleaned, organized, safe, and attractive within the Discovery Center
  • Assist staff with daily routines on the floor and behind the scenes
  • Enforce general museum rules by modeling and encouraging appropriate behavior

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent interpretive skills, and experience in visitor engagement and inquiry education.
  • Excellent oral & written communications skills
  • Team player, positive attitude, & service oriented
  • Responsible, reliable, motivated, & positive attitude
  • Flexible & committed to the Anchorage Museum’s objectives, goals, and programming for minds-on, hands-on learning

Qualifications:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
  • One-year experience using word processing software
  • Previous experience in afterschool programs and/or informal education preferred
  • Must be interested in science and discovery

If you are interested in this exceptional opportunity, please log on to our website to review the complete job description. Interested parties may complete an employment application and submit it along with a resume and cover letter via email, fax or mail. Please note we are unable to accept resumes in place of an employment application.
 

LOCATION:
Anchorage Museum

Attn: Human Resources
625 C Street, Anchorage, Alaska 99501
(907) 929-9200 tel
www.anchoragemuseum.org/about-us/employment  

The AMA will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex or marital status or who is a 'qualified individual with a disability,' as that phrase is defined in the Americans with Disabilities Act. AMA will take affirmative action to ensure that applicants are employed and that employees are treated during employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status or physical or mental disability.

 

 

 

Anchorage, AK

23 day(s) ago

Closing Date 2021-06-18