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Exhibit Hall Manager

Posting Date: 2/25/2020

The Exhibit Hall Manager is responsible for maintaining the exhibits and exhibit hall and communicating with and coordinating service for SD Discovery Center guests. This position is directly responsible to the Executive Director.

General Duties: 

  1. Daily reception duties: answering phones, scheduling visits, greeting guests, check exhibits to assure safety, correct operation, cleanliness, and professional appearance.
  2. Assist guests with exhibits.
  3. Maintain cleanliness of exhibit, exhibit hall, bathrooms, store, classrooms, and offices to assure a safe working environment for employees and a pleasant experience for guests.
  4. Make or coordinate repairs as needed.
  5. Attend gift store, sell gift store items, maintain store appearance, restock items.
  6. Providing clerical support to the executive director & other staff, such as record daily cash register activity, prepare mailings, export statistics records.
  7. Work with other staff as assigned to assure satisfactory service to SD Discovery Center customers.

Position Standards:  Able to use office machines proficiently. Have a significant comfort level with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and learning new applications for managing SDDC activities. Have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must be able to use stairs and be on feet often each day. Enjoy families and children, value science and learning, attentive to detail, value cleanliness and organization, customer-service and team-oriented, seeks efficiency, self-motivated, reliable, trustworthy, positive disposition.

Work Hours: Negotiable. 25 – 40 hours per week. Monday through Friday – noon to 5:30 pm (or earlier) occasional weekend hours. Weekend hours are coordinated by the Exhibit Hall Manager with other staff that work weekends. Schedule to be determined upon hiring.

Compensation: Starting at $15 per hour, depending on experience and other qualifications. Paid vacation and sick leave. Insurance, if working full-time. Paid vacation/sick leave. Free membership and free classes. Pleasant work environment

To Apply: Send a cover letter, resume, and 3 references (including phone numbers) to Rhea Waldman: executivedirector@sd-discovery.org.

Internship

Posting Date: 1/14/2020

Position: Hands-on STEM Educator Internship

Rate of Pay: $10 – $14/hour

Hours: 20-30/week

Start and end dates are negotiable. Prefer at least a 10 week commitment.

The STEM educator plans and leads hands-on STEM programming for pre-school – middle school youth in central South Dakota both in our science center and at schools and afterschool programs.

This position will also include assisting with events and preparing educational materials.

Training in a variety of STEM curricula and resources is provided including but not limited to: Great Explorations in Math & Science, NASA GLOBE & other NASA resources, numerous robotics and coding resources, and environmental education resources. The intern will be encouraged and supported in the effort to complete the National Geographic Educator Certification during this internship.

The opportunity for university credit is an option that can be initiated by university students with support from SDDC staff.

Travel is required so a valid driver’s license is required. Ability to lift up to 40lbs is needed.

Education or STEM majors are preferred. High school students, college students or recent college graduates are eligible to apply. Good communication skills, experience working with children, reliability, and ability to work independently are important.

There is potential for this internship to lead to a permanent position.

To apply: E-mail a cover letter (include dates of availability), resume and names and phone numbers for three references to rheawaldman@sd-discovery.org.



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