EMPLOYMENT AT THE MUSEUM
Through their individual and collective energy and talent, the staff and volunteers of the Museum of Discovery and Science provide pathways to learning and enjoyment to visitors of all ages.
The Museum offers a dynamic and enriching environment to work in and to volunteer. Opportunities vary, and the following brief descriptions provide insight into available positions. If no listings appear, then there are no employment opportunities currently available. Please check back periodically for future job openings. Please note that because of the volume of resumes and applications received it is not possible to acknowledge receipt, therefore, if you are selected for an interview you will be notified.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering a solid benefit package, and invite you to apply for any position you feel suited for. Please provide a cover letter describing your fit with our opportunity along with a current resume detailing your experience and background.
The Museum of Discovery and Science is located in downtown Ft. Lauderdale at 401 S.W. Second Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312. For more information about the Museum, visitors should call 954.467.6637.
There are several ways to submit your employment application:
Method 1: (Preferred method)
- Download our interactive employment application from our employment web page.*
- Right-click the employment application link.
- Save the .pdf file to your device.
- Use the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to fill in your details.
- Save the .pdf file containing your data.
- E-mail the file to email@example.com.
*Note: Ordinarily, you cannot save your data while viewing our application in a browser.
Method 2: Print the employment application from a web browser**
- Type in your information.
- Print the employment application.
- Scan the print-out in .pdf format.
- E-mail the scanned .pdf file to firstname.lastname@example.org. Do not send .jpg or other file types.
**Note: Web browser capabilities may vary depending on type of browser and plug-ins. You may need to try different browsers or install plug-ins.
Method 3: Print a blank volunteer application
- Hand-write your details. Your handwriting must be as legible as possible.
- Scan your application in .pdf format.
- E-mail to email@example.com
Method 4: Printed applications can be dropped off at our Info Desk
Method 5: Printed applications can be mailed to the address provided at the top of the application
Faxes are NO LONGER accepted.
Thank you for your interest in joining the museum!
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CURRENT JOB LISTINGS
(Last Updated 12/09/2015)
Visitor Services Supervisor
Various day/evening Supervisor of front line operations including box office, Information Desk and IMAX Theater. Responsible for supervising box office cashiers and ensuring cash handling procedures are properly followed. Supervise the IMAX ushers to ensure that theater is operating at its optimum and on schedule. Supervise Information Desk Concierge staff. Handle administrative tasks as assigned. Coordinate facility maintenance to ensure compliance with regulations and policies on safety, security, fire prevention, OSHA and ADA as necessary. Responsible for ensuring that the Museum's daily opening and closing procedures are followed.
One year of college and two years of work experience or equivalent combination. Education and work experience must be from a related field. Prior box office, museum operations or movie theater management experience preferred but willing to train the right candidate. Must be a skilled customer service professional and possess good written and verbal communication skills and a responsible and mature attitude. Must be computer literate and have the ability to quickly learn POS system. Conflict resolution and trouble shooting skills are a must. Ability to anticipate and respond quickly to rapidly changing conditions is necessary. Availability to work extended hours, including evenings and weekends. Employee must obtain first aid certification within 90 days of hire and keep it current. Must be able to climb stairs in the IMAX Theater repeatedly throughout the day and able to stand for long periods of time. Active retirees welcome.
Cashier - Part Time - Seasonal
QUALIFICATIONS: Previous customer service and sales experience. Good communications skills. Ability to be friendly, helpful and kind. Must be able to work under pressure and constantly changing conditions. Ability to stand for long periods of time. Must be available to work holidays, weekends and evenings.
SUMMARY: Greet visitors and provide excellent customer service to Museum visitors at all times. Be knowledgeable and up-to-date on all films, exhibits and events and all fee-based programs. As a cashier process Museum visitor transactions including selling IMAX tickets, advanced tickets, exhibit tickets and gift certificates using the VISTA ticketing system. Follow all Museum cash handling procedures. Proactively sell memberships and combination admission tickets.
Resume and cover letter should be emailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org
IMAX Usher - Part Time - Seasonal
QUALIFICATIONS: Previous customer service experience. Mature attitude. Good communication skills, able to speak before large groups of visitors. Attention to safety techniques, effectively able to control
crowds of people. The ability to work under pressure and constantly changing conditions. Ability to stand for long periods of time and to operate 3D glasses cleaning equipment.
SUMMARY: Deliver the best IMAX experience to visitors. Perform assigned job duties at the highest level of efficiency to ensure that theater is operating at its optimum. Provide excellent customer service
with a friendly, professional attitude. Maintain a working knowledge of the Museum of Discovery and Science and the AutoNation IMAX Theater including current films, programs and exhibits.
Resume and cover letter should be emailed to: email@example.com
PART TIME EDUCATOR - LEVEL 1 - PART TIME
Bachelors degree, previous customer service and teaching experience. Good communications skills and the, ability to speak before large audiences.
Attention to safety techniques, effectively able to control crowds. The ability to work under pressure and constantly changing conditions. Ability to stand for
long periods of time. Must be available to work holidays, weekends and evenings. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide excellent customer service to all museum visitors.
- Teach/conduct school, public and youth programs including camps, camp-ins and birthday parties. Will also be responsible for delivering theater shows.
- Interact with Museum visitors on a daily basis by demonstrating the concepts behind the Museum exhibits.
- Must have a valid driver’s license, insurance and a car to deliver outreach programs to schools and various locations.
- Learn how to handle animals by taking and passing all levels of the animal handling training program (level 1-6).
- Operate the MaxFlight, Airboat Adventure and the Mars Rover on a daily basis.
- Greet school and recreation groups throughout the year.
- Deliver formal and informal Science Café programs on a daily basis.
Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to: firstname.lastname@example.org
EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER - SUMMER 2015
Dennis Emerick - Visitor Services Cashier
Dennis Emerick was awarded the Lois Warner Excellence in Service Award! The Warner Award has been established to recognize those employees who make outstanding contributions to the mission of the Museum! Congratulations, Dennis!