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 Summer Camp Lead (Seasonal/Temporary), Summer Camp Assistants (Seasonal/Temporary) and a part-time Guest Experience Associate.

Summer Camp Lead (Seasonal/Temporary)

Reports to:  Scout & Camp Coordinator

FLSA status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Rate of pay:  $10.25/hour

Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Scout & Camp Coordinator the Summer Camp Lead facilitates an educational, engaging and enjoyable experience for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Responsibilities:

  • Execute camp lessons, crafts and activities. Provide direction to Summer Camp Assistants and volunteers assisting with the camps
  • Responsible for the set-up and clean-up of camp activities. Maintain cleanliness of the Museum areas used for camp programming
  • Identify and respond appropriately to camper behavior issues. Refer when appropriate and/or necessary to Assistant Coordinator
  • Upon request, assist Assistant Coordinator with maintaining accurate records including incident reports, sign-in/sign-out sheets, and daily attendance
  • Assist with the enforcement of all emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program
  • First aid, CPR and defibrillator training and certification required (Museum provided)
  • Attend required camp staff meetings and training as required or requested (Saturday June 6, 2020)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Pursuing a college degree in education, science or museum studies preferred
  • Experience as a summer camp counselor and/or educator
  • Available for a minimum of nine (9) of the eleven (11) weeks of summer camp (June 8th – August 21st)
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as a team
  • Proven ability to be dependable, flexible, creative, self-directed, and resourceful
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to relate to and engage with children of various educational levels and diverse backgrounds

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Schedules will vary to accommodate before care (8:00 am-9:00 am) and after care staffing needs (4:00pm-5:30pm)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Terri Reed, Director of Human Resources, at treed@delmnh.org  or mail to P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807. Deadline for submission is Friday April 10, 2020. EOE

Summer Camp Assistants (Seasonal/Temporary)

Reports to:  Scout & Camp Coordinator

FLSA status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Rate of pay:  $9.25/hour

Summary:

  • Under the direction of the Scout & Camp Coordinator and Leads the Assistants will facilitate an educational, engaging and enjoyable experience for children ages 3 to 12 years old.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Summer Camp Leads implement camp lessons, crafts and activities
  • Assist with the set-up and clean-up of camp activities, and maintaining the cleanliness of the Museum areas used for camp programming
  • Identify and respond appropriately to camper behavior issues. Refer when appropriate and/or necessary to Summer Camp Lead and/or Assistant Camp Coordinator
  • Upon request, assist Lead and/or Assistant Coordinator with maintaining accurate records including incident reports, sign-in/sign-out sheets, and daily attendance
  • Assist with the enforcement of all emergency procedures and safety guidelines associated with the camp program
  • First aid, CPR and defibrillator training and certification required (Museum provided)
  • Attend required camp staff meetings and training as required or requested (Saturday June 6, 2020)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. College coursework preferred. High Schools seniors (2019-2020 school year) will be considered
  • Previous camp or childcare experience
  • Available for a minimum of nine (9) of the eleven (11) weeks of summer camp (June 8th – August 21st)
  • Knowledge of natural history
  • Ability to work effectively and harmoniously as a team
  • Proven ability to be dependable, flexible, creative, self-directed, and resourceful
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to relate to and engage with children of various educational levels and diverse backgrounds

Schedule:

  • Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Schedules will vary to accommodate before care (8:00 am-9:00 am) and after care staffing needs (4:00pm-5:30pm)

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to Terri Reed, Director of Human Resources, at treed@delmnh.org  or mail to P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807. Deadline for submission is Friday April 10, 2020. EOE

Guest Experience Associate

Probationary Rate:  $10.00/hour

Training complete rate: $12.00/hour

Reports to: Guest Experience Manager

FLSA status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Summary:

  • Under the supervision of the Guest Experience Manager, the Guest Experience Associate assists with the day-to-day operation of the Guest Experience Department and leads a variety of educational, science-based programs for group tours.

Essential Functions

Guest Experience Operations:

  • Uphold the highest quality of customer service to enhance the overall visitor experience by greeting and orienting visitors, processing admissions, education, driving membership and Museum Store sales, as well as any other customer service focused initiative
  • Be conversant in the Museum’s mission, exhibits, programs and events to enhance the visitor experience
  • Execute opportunities to share information with visitors including providing impromptu tours, pop-up science programs, and other informal education initiatives
  • Assist with the logistics of programs and compliance with safety practices when needed
  • Proficient knowledge of the point of sale system
  • Responsible for regular walk-throughs to ensure public areas, including outside patio and picnic areas, are safe, presentable, functioning, and welcoming to visitors and resolve issues
  • As needed complete incident reports for visitor or staff injury or illness and/or contact emergency services
  • Assist with Museum’s guest reception. All appointments, telephone calls, deliveries are to be delegated correctly, respectfully and timely

Education/Public Programming:

  • Support Education by leading educational, science-based programs and tours in an engaging, interactive, inquiry-based format both on and off-site
  • Assist Coordinators with assessment, enhancement and evaluation to improve educational tour, programs and event content
  • When needed, greet Museum program participants and complete the registration process
  • Model positive, educational, creative and respectful interactions with children and their caregivers
  • Adapt tour and program content and delivery for groups with special needs
  • Monitor groups’ activities to ensure compliance with Museum contracts and safety practices
  • Assist Coordinators with assessment, enhancement and evaluation to improve educational programs and events

Administration:

  • Participate in regular meetings with Coordinators and Guest Experience Manager to analyze, evaluate and improve administrative procedures to streamline processes and create efficiencies
  • Participate in relevant trainings and meetings

Business Operations:

  • Assist the Guest Experience Lead and/or Program Associate obtain and record daily attendance numbers for general admission, programs, events, rentals, etc. Work with Business Operations to ensure proper and timely documentation
  • Ensure that cash handling, transaction and record keeping procedures are followed

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS in education, science, communications or a natural history-related field preferred
  • College juniors or seniors working towards a degree considered
  • Customer service experience with a point of sale system, preferably in a museum setting
  • Knowledge of or interest in natural history, science and/or museums
  • Excellent communication skills, including ability to relate to different age groups and educational levels
  • Ability to stand and/or walk 75% – 80% of each work shift
  • Ability to lift and move objects weighing up to 20 lbs.
  • First aid, CPR and AED certified or willingness to become certified

Schedule:

  • This is a part-time position with variable hours based on Education/Public Programming and Guest Experience needs. Includes overnights, weekend and holiday hours.

Qualified candidates are invited to email their cover letter and resume 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