Job Title: Museum Educator

Reports to: Executive Director 

Hours: Tuesday - Saturday; 9-5:30 (35-40 hrs) 

Pay: $13.00/hour with opportunities for annual merit-based increases 

 

Summary: Museum Educators are the primary contact for visitors to the Fairbanks Children’s Museum and those visitors are always our top priority. A friendly, outgoing personality and excellent customer service skills are necessary for this job, as well as confidence and comfort in interacting with children and adults alike. Museum Educators interact with families to create positive learning experiences for both children and their caregivers. Museum Educators are responsible for the overall presentation of museum galleries and creative spaces, as well as ensuring a clean and welcoming environment. The Fairbanks Children’s Museum is a  busy family space and staff are constantly moving. Museum Educators also support the admissions desk, help to host birthday parties, and assist in any other areas of the museum as needed. 

 

COVID-19: Upon our soft reopening, attendance at the museum will be extremely limited and there will only be two Museum Educators working per shift. Daily work will include all duties listed below along with additional cleaning and sanitization duties. Masks will be required inside the museum, with the exception of breaks and meal times in designated private areas. 

 

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Provide hospitality to children and their caregivers by greeting each visitor, offering information, answering questions, and providing general assistance through all parts of their visit

  • Assisting parents, caregivers, and children from a place of non-judgment, often during high-stress moments in their days

  • Provide support for FCM volunteers and staff 

  • Communicate issues to supervisor as needed

  • Perform opening and closing duties 

  • Clean, reset, and restock exhibits as needed throughout the day 

  • Help with preparation for and clean up of programs, birthday parties, and special events 

  • Light cleaning of other areas the FCM staff is responsible for (sanitizing toys, taking out trash, cleaning and stocking restrooms, etc.)

  • Assist with preparing and sorting materials for exhibits and activities 

  • Participate in or lead programming activities, classes, and/or camps 

  • Assist Education Director with field trip planning and curriculum 

  • Occasionally instruct field trip workshops  

 

Qualifications, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Show flexibility and reliability 

  • Interest in early childhood education 

  • Experience working with children 0 to 10 years old

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to interact positively and confidently with a diverse group of children and adults

  • Ability to take initiative on completing tasks in a timely manner 

  • Willing to represent the museum in a thoughtful, friendly, energetic, and positive manner

  • Openness to constructive feedback and eagerness to grow through training and professional development opportunities 

  • Ability to be mobile for long periods of time with occasional heavy lifting 

 

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