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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.
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APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Please follow the application instructions included in the job posting or choose one of the following ways to submit your application:

A. E-mail your resume and cover letter.

When submitting a resume by e-mail, please attach your resume in MS Word format only. This will expedite processing. Also, the position title must be included in the subject line of your e-mail in order for your resume to be accepted.

E-mail your resume and cover letter to jobs@mods.net.

B. Mail your resume and cover letter to:

Museum of Discovery and Science
Attn: Human Resources Department
401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

C. FAX your resume and cover letter to:

Attn: Human Resources Department
FAX: 954.467.0046.

D. E-mail your application to:

E-mail your application to jobs@mods.net

E. Walk your application in to:

Museum of Discovery and Science
401 SW Second Street
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312

Thank you for your interest in joining the Museum!


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CURRENT JOB LISTINGS
(Last Updated 07/22/2014)


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POSITION TITLE:  Reservations Agent -  Part Time

Qualifications: Experience in phone sales (1 year or more). Heightened customer service and organizational skills.  Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to handle multiple tasks at the same time. Computer literate in word processing, Excel, Word, etc.  Ability to work extended hours, including weekends and holidays.       

Summary: Sell the Museum’s group products, programs, films, and exhibition.  Execute reservations and transactions for same. 

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POSITION TITLE: Explore Store and Concessions Sales Associate - Part Time

QUALIFICATIONS:  Friendly Customer Service attitude. Good oral communications skills. Ability to handle cash register transactions. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with children. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds and stock the store merchandise in storage and display areas.

SUMMARY: As a staff member of the store/concessions you will work directly with customers and are expected to project a positive, friendly, and professional image for the Museum. You will work with other staff to further the Museum’s mission and to sustain a quality experience for the patrons. You must maintain a working knowledge of the Museum, the store/concessions, and products sold. Be a team player and key contributor to achievement of the department’s goals.

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POSITION TITLE: Volunteer Coordinator

SUMMARY: This full-time position is responsible for managing all aspects of the Museum’s volunteer program including developing and implementing strategies for recruiting and retaining volunteers.
The volunteer coordinator recruits, interviews, provides orientation, assists in training, and coordinates volunteers for various Museum projects, programs, special events and visitor needs. The volunteers recruited by the volunteer coordinator should reflect a balance of high school students, college students, professionals and retired Baby Boomers, local community service organizations, active and retired scientists and engineers, and others who can participate in a range of volunteer capacities. The coordinator also functions as Museum’s public service liaison to community organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS: This position requires an individual who is very outgoing, and enjoys working with people.  The individual must possess excellent organizational and communication skills. Requires a dedication to volunteerism, experience in a leadership role, experience recruiting, training, and managing; ability to build relationships and work with people from a variety of demographics and diverse backgrounds; and a track record of planning and implementing events. The position requires strong language and communication skills (written and oral) with the ability to give presentations to groups. Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others. Ability to work well independently and on a team. Must be dependable and available to work a flexible schedule, including frequent presence on site on weekends or as special events might require. Requires a bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in a related area. Computer literacy and experience in a variety of software applications required.

Resume and cover letter should be emailed to: jobs@mods.net

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POSITION TITLE: Building Maintenance Technician

SUMMARY: Work as a member of the Building Services staff to perform maintenance to ensure
the upkeep of the facility.  Assist the Building Janitorial Services department to ensure the building is maintained in an appropriate manner.  Assist the security staff to provide a safe environment.

QUALIFICATIONS: Minimum two (2) years experience performing building preventive maintenance. Working knowledge of building mechanical equipment. Skilled with the use of maintenance tools and equipment, fork lift, scissor lift and boom lift.  Ability to access all areas of the museum and theater to perform building maintenance, such as basic plumbing, electric, AC and carpentry.  Vehicle required to pick up parts and materials.  Valid driver’s license. 

Resume and cover letter should be emailed to: jobs@mods.net

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PART TIME EDUCATOR - LEVEL 1 - PART TIME


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.

  • Teach/conduct school, public & youth programs including camps, camp-ins & birthday parties.
  • Will also be responsible for delivering theater shows.
  • Interact with Museum visitors by demonstrating the concepts behind the Museum exhibits.
  • Deliver outreach programs to schools and various locations.
  • Animal handling(level 1-6).
  • Operate the MaxFlight, Airboat Adventure and the Mars Rover.
  • Greet school and recreation groups.
  • Deliver Science Café programs.

  • Please send resume along with 2 professional reference letters to: jobs@mods.net




    EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER - SUMMER 2014

    Ilija Nikolowski - Facilities Manager

    Ilija Nikolovski, Building Superintendent, 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, Ilija!


     
     

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