Virginia State Government Summer Special Exhibit Gallery Staff in Richmond, Virginia

Position Information

Job Description

Looking for a unique experience? The Science Museum of Virginia seeks several dynamic individuals to work in its upcoming blockbuster feature exhibit, Body Worlds Animal Inside Out. Responsibilities include interpreting exhibit content, assisting guests and answering questions in the traveling exhibit Body Worlds Animal Inside Out; learning exhibit content and related areas; partnering with volunteer and paid gallery staff to enhance exhibit experiences in Body Worlds Animal Inside Out; anticipating guest concerns and proactively solving guest issues and needs; working with Guest Services staff to ensure real-time traffic flow is being communicated to ensure positive museum experiences. This is a part time, temporary position from early to mid-May through late August to early September 2018. Starting and ending dates can be flexible. Must be able to work evenings, weekends and holidays.

Please note that this is a part-time position with a maximum of 1500 hours in a 12 month period. No state benefits are provided.

Minimum Qualifications

One year of college or 1 – 2 years related or relevant experience. Ability to effectively present content in Body Worlds Animal Inside Out in both one-on-one and group situations in an engaging, compelling and energetic manner. Ability to engage guests of all ages with science content. Positive and flexible attitude is mandatory, strong desire to work with people in a fun, educational atmosphere. This is a physically demanding position requiring standing for long periods of time. Weekday, Weekend, Evenings, and Holiday availability is required.

Special Requirements

The selected candidate must pass a criminal background check.

Special Instructions to Applicants

The Science Museum of Virginia will accept ONLY online applications for all Museum employment opportunities. Mailed, emailed, faxed, or hand delivered applications and resumes will not be accepted. Applications must include complete work history, including periods of unemployment if applicable. A resume will not substitute for a fully completed state application. The decision to interview an applicant is based on the information provided on the application, therefore, it is essential to fully complete each section of the application and provide detailed information. Submitting an incomplete state application, or a state application lacking in detail, may impact your interview eligibility. Applications that say See Resume will not be considered. This website will provide a confirmation of receipt when the application is submitted for consideration. Please refer to “Your Application” in your RMS Account to check the status for this position. Computers are available for applying for jobs in public libraries, and the Virginia Employment Commission offices. Science Museum Human Resources will provide, if requested, reasonable accommodation to applicants in need of accommodation in order to provide access to the application and/or interview process. If any assistance is needed when applying online, please contact Museum HR at 804-864-1477.EEO/AA Notice: SMV HR will record information from each new employee’s Form I-9 (Employment Eligibility Verification) into the Federal E-Verify system to confirm identity and work authorization.

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Working Title: Summer Special Exhibit Gallery Staff

Role Title: Education Support Spec I - 29142

Job Open Date: 03/13/2018

Job Close Date: 04/08/2018

Is this position funded in whole or in part by the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (Stimulus Package)?: No

Hiring Range: $10.35/hour

Agency: Science Museum of Virginia (146)

Agency Website: Click Here for Agency Website

Location: Richmond (City) - 760

Position Number: CR003

Job Posting Number: 1035492

Type of Recruitment: General Public - G

Does this position have telework options?: No

Bilingual/Multilingual Skill Requirement/Preference: No

Job Type: Hourly/Wage

Job Type Detail: Wage Non-Faculty- W-1

Pay Band: 02