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Employment Opportunities

Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available. We also offer unpaid internship opportunities, and volunteer opportunities.

We are currently hiring a Customer Services/Retail Assistant (part-time) and Education Assistants (part-time).

 

Customer Services/Retail Assistant (part-time)

The Delaware Museum of Natural History (DMNH), located in the culturally rich Brandywine Valley of Wilmington, Delaware seeks a part-time Customer Service/Retail Assistant in its Visitor Services division.  DMNH houses world-renowned scientific collections, presents engaging natural history exhibits, and offers a variety of educational and public programs to excite and inform people about the natural world through exploration and discovery.

The Visitor Services staff provides a professional and welcoming presence and serves as a representative for the Museum.  The primary responsibilities are to staff the reception/admission desk, complete Museum store sales transactions, and secure the galleries to provide a security presence safeguarding exhibits and visitors.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or the equivalent
  • Outgoing, positive attitude and enthusiasm for working with the public and especially children
  • 1-2 years of retail experience, preferably in a museum or specialty store
  • Security and/or Visitor Services experience a plus
  • Accurate cash handling skills
  • Ability and a willingness to learn the opening and closing procedures for the Museum’s public areas, including exhibits
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Knowledge of or interest in natural history
  • Ability to stand and walk 75%-80% of each work shift
  • First aid, CPR, and AED certified or willingness to become certified

Special Requirement:

This part time position is primarily for one weekend day or evening event per week and to fill in for vacations and/or illnesses.   Additional shifts may be available during peak volume times and/or to fill in for vacations and holidays.

To Apply: Qualified candidates are invited to submit cover letters and resumes to treed@delmnh.org or mail to Terri Reed, DMNH, PO Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807.  Salary requirements must be included. Deadline for submissions is Monday December 31, 2018 EOE

The Delaware Museum of Natural History’s Public Programming Department is currently seeking part-time Education Assistants to help lead a variety of educational, science-based programs such as: Scout & Community Overnights, day-time Scout programs, special events, interactive labs, group tours, outreaches and more.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in education, science, communications, or a natural history-related field preferred. College

      juniors and seniors working towards a BA/BS considered

  • Education experience preferred
  • Ability to take science concepts and teach them at an age-appropriate level
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to communicate with a diverse audience
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently, as well as effectively and harmoniously as part of a team
  • Valid driver’s license and clean driving record
  • May require first aid, CPR and defibrillator training

Special Requirements:

  •  Ability and willingness to assist with the responsibility for the care of the Museum’s live animal collection
  • Priority will be given to candidates with availability to work overnights (6pm – 8am), evenings, weekends and holidays.

Schedule:

  • Part-time, based on the programming needs (Annual hours average 300). Includes some overnight, weekend and holiday hours

Compensation:

  • This position is considered entry level.  The hourly rate is $10.00/hour.

Qualified candidates are invited to email their resumes to treed@delmnh.org, fax them to the attention of Terri Reed at 302-658-2610, or submit them to Delaware Museum of Natural History, ATTN: Human Resources, P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, Delaware 19807.  EOE