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Job Posting: Museum Guide

 

About BxCM: Bronx Children’s Museum (“BxCM”) currently exists as a “museum without walls” and serves almost 16,000 Bronx residents annually.  The Museum uses innovative mobile programming to engage children and adults in the arts and sciences.  The museum also creates temporary exhibits and serves after-school and summer needs throughout the Bronx at community-based organizations, schools, shelters, libraries, local festivals and parks. The Museum has partnered with the City of New York to create a permanent home in a former powerhouse along the Harlem River in the South Bronx that will enable it to serve 75,000 children per year. Construction of the 13,000 sqft site is complete and will be open to the public in late Fall 2022. Check out our website to see the exciting progress of our space!

About the Job: We’re looking for fun, friendly people who can serve as a Museum Guide within the Visitor Services & Public Engagement department to accomplish the following basic tasks:

 

Visitor Services:

  • Warmly greet and welcome young children and their families, whether in our building, over the phone, or at one of our outreach events

  • Help orient in-person visitors to the Museum space, including wayfinding and relaying information about ticketing, programming, and events 

  • Sell and distribute tickets for daily admission, memberships, programs, and events through the Museum’s Point-of-Sale system

  • Restock Museum brochures, flyers, and signage as needed

  • Light exhibit maintenance as needed, including cleaning props and restocking materials

 

Public Engagement:

  • Engage families and children in both self-guided and guided learning experiences, including exhibit tours, programs, and art activities (both inside and outside the Museum)

  • Serve as a representative of the Bronx Children’s Museum to the outside world through various points of contact including over the phone, on-site, and off-site at outreach events

 

More about this job:

  • Training is provided on the job

  • Guides have the option to be trained and mentored to lead a variety of activities, including live animal encounters, birthday parties, curriculum planning, and working with early learners and autistic children

  • This position is approximately 15-20 hrs/week, including both weekdays and weekends, with opportunities for additional hours based on skills, interest and need

  • This position reports to the Program Managers 

  • Some travel to outreach events is required

  • This position is a busy, fast paced job that requires someone who is comfortable moving around a lot

  • Position begins October 11, 2022

  • Pay $20/hour

 

We hope you:

  • Have a love and enthusiasm for working with children and their families

  • Have some prior experience working with young children in formal or informal education settings

  • Have a background or strong interest in environmental education or the arts

  • Are warm, friendly, and outgoing

  • Are willing to learn new skills and grow into a position of leadership within the department

  • Are bilingual (Spanish preferred)

  • Are located in or have strong ties to the Bronx community

 

We recognize that it is highly unlikely that someone will meet 100% of the qualifications for each role. If much of a job description applies to you, then please apply for the role.  

Requirements:

The health and safety of our Museum community is the highest priority.  As such, the Bronx Children’s Museum is requiring all staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine as a condition of employment. Requests for reasonable accommodations for medical, religious, or other reasons will be considered in accordance with applicable law. 

 

To apply:

Bronx Children’s Museum is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. We prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity or expression), disability, veteran status, marital status, or any other legally protected status. The Museum encourages all qualified candidates, especially members of all underrepresented groups, to apply for vacant positions at all levels. This description shall not be construed as a contract of any sort for a specific period of employment.

 

Apply HERE or send a resume and short cover letter expressing your interest in the position to Careers@bronxchildrensmuseum.org

 

Alternate forms of the above items will be considered, including video resumes, visual cover letters, or other ways of expressing your qualifications and interest. 

 

If you require specific accommodations to complete your application, please contact the Human Resource Department at hr@bronxchildrensmusem.org.

 

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