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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

There are several ways to submit your employment application:

*Note: Depending on your preferred web browser and optional extensions or plug-ins, you may or may not be able to type or save your data while viewing our application in a web browser.  However, you should be able to download and save the file while viewing the application in a web browser.

  • Preferred Method: (Requires free Adobe Acrobat Reader or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC).
  • Install the free Adobe Acrobat Reader DC to your computer or mobile device.
  • Right-click on the fillable employment application link on our employment web page.
  • Select “Save Link As…” and save the employment application .pdf file to your device.
  • Open the .pdf file in Adobe Acrobat Reader and fill in your details in the application.
  • E-mail the completed application .pdf to jobs@mods.net
  • Method 2: Print a typed application from a web browser.  *See note above; does NOT require Adobe Acrobat Reader, but requires a printer and scanner.
  • Click on the fillable employment application link on our employment web page.
  • If your browser permits, type in your information.
  • Print the employment application.
  • Scan the print-out in .pdf format.
  • E-mail the scanned .pdf file to jobs@mods.net.  Do not send .jpg or other file types.
  • Method 3: Print a blank volunteer application.  *See note above; does NOT require Adobe Acrobat Reader, but requires a printer and scanner.
  • Click on the fillable employment application link on our employment web page.
  • Print the application.
  • Hand-write your details.  Your handwriting must be as legible as possible.
  • Scan your application in .pdf format. 
  • E-mail the scanned .pdf file to jobs@mods.net.  Do not send .jpg or other file types.

Typed or hand-written applications may also be dropped off at our Info Desk or mailed to the address at the top of the application.

Faxes are NOT accepted.

Thank you for your interest in joining the museum!
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CURRENT JOB LISTINGS
(Last Updated 03/25/2017)

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POSITION: VISITOR SERVICES SUPERVISOR - PART TIME
Salary:  $12.00 per hour

QUALIFICATIONS:
Requires one year of college and two years of work experience or equivalent combination.  Education and work experience must be from a related field, e.g. hospitality management, box office or retail management, or operations preferably with an attraction or museum. Must be a skilled excellent customer service professional and possess good written and verbal communication skills.  Must be computer literate and have the ability to quickly learn the ticketing 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.  Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends with closing shifts until early a.m. hours.

SUMMARY:
Supervises the front line operations including box office, Information Desk and IMAX Theater. Supports the development and implementation of a consistently high-quality visitor service program. Participates in the training and evaluation of staff.  Assists Visitor Services Manager in selection of new hires, training, reviews, evaluations and tracks performance for assigned staff and volunteers including all concierge volunteers, cashiers, and ushers. Implements and strictly enforces the Museum's uniform/dress code. Helps to implement a program of volunteer recruitment to ensure that volunteers are adequately and appropriately trained, supervised and utilized throughout the Visitor Services department. Handle administrative tasks as assigned.  Schedule will include non-traditional hours, evenings and weekends to fulfill the objectives of a quality visitor experience.



SUMMERTIME CAMP COUNSELOR/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.

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


POSITION: EDUCATOR

SUMMARY: 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: jobs@mods.net
No phone calls please.



EMPLOYEE OF THE QUARTER - SPRING 2017

HILLARY WALLACE and LYNN SAGE
Hillary and Lynn were awarded Employee of the Quarter.
The Employee of the Quarter Award has been established to recognize those employees
who make outstanding contributions to the mission of the Museum.

Congratulations, Hillary and Lynn!

 
 

  Museum of discovery and Science, Fort Lauderdale, Florida