Employment Opportunities

Current employment openings are listed on this page when positions are available.

We are currently hiring a BCEEnet Project Coordinator (Remote Position – Grant-supported: NSF RAPID Grant DBI-2032158), Summer Camp Lead (Seasonal/Temporary), Summer Camp Assistants (Seasonal/Temporary) and a part-time Guest Experience Associate.

BCEEnet Project Coordinator (Remote Position)

Grant-supported (NSF RAPID Grant DBI-2032158)

Reports to:  Curator of Mollusks

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt/hourly


  • The Project Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the rapid development of on-line, course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs) using digital natural history collections.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with the Coordination Team to manage and facilitate communication within the Biological Collections in Ecology and Evolution Network (BCEENET) faculty and museum community
  • Work with the Coordination Team to oversee, develop, and assemble educational materials for use in course-based undergraduate research experiences (CUREs)
  • Perform other grant-related duties as required or requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently engaged in post-graduate work leading to a Master’s or Ph.D. in biology or related field; or with an undergraduate degree in biology or related field and equivalent work experience
  • Ability to work independently, effectively and harmoniously as part of a remote team that includes both DMNH staff and the Coordination Team faculty at Widener University and The George Washington University
  • Interest in undergraduate-level pedagogy in ecology and evolution
  • Interest in digitization of and research use of natural history collections
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computers and Microsoft Office software
  • Excellent organizational, communication and people skills
  • Ability to work at a computer for extended time periods

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Basecamp, QUBES, and familiarity with digital museum collections
  • Past experience with on-line learning

Special Requirement:

  • As a remote position, the Program Coordinator must be able to work from home or other secure remote location with reliable internet access



  • This is a one-year, grant funded, remote-working position. The position is part-time with flexible and variable hours, approximately 10 hours a week, with an exact schedule determined in collaboration with the Curator of Mollusks. The period of employment will not exceed 480 hours without prior approval from the Curator of Mollusks.

Qualified candidates are invited to submit a statement of interest and CV to Terri Reed, Director of Human Resources, at treed@delmnh.org  or mail to P.O. Box 3937, Wilmington, DE 19807. The statement of interest should include why this position interests you, and highlight pertinent coursework and/or work experience that qualifies you for the position. EOE

Review of applications will start immediately and continue until the position is filled.  The preferred start date is June 1, 2020 or as soon as possible after an offer is extended.

BCEENET is committed to creating a diverse community and welcomes individuals of all abilities, races, colors, religions, gender expressions, sexual orientations, national origins, and ages.


Summer Camp Lead (Seasonal/Temporary)

Reports to:  Scout & Camp Coordinator

FLSA status:  Hourly/Non-exempt

Rate of pay:  $10.25/hour


  • 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.


  • 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 seven of the nine weeks of summer camp (June 22 – August 21) *Due to COVID-19 summer camps will not begin until Monday June 22.
  • 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


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

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.  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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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