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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 10/18/2014)



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VISITOR SERVICES SUPERVISOR – PART TIME

JOB SUMMARY:

Evening/weekend 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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
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.

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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.

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

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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: 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


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


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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