Stamford Museum & Nature Center is looking for Part Time employees for our Visitor Services staff.
Visitor Services Responsibilities include welcoming the public, providing information about the Museum's activities and exhibitions and directing visitors to locations, activities and events. You will become knowledgeable about the exhibitions and all other aspects of our offerings, engaging in conversation with the public in a positive, informed manner.
Responsibilities may include ensuring the care of museum exhibits; paying special attention to the objects that should not be touched by the public, taking admission fees or checking membership status, selling memberships, handling phone inquiries from the public and assisting with merchandise sales. Must be able to handle cash box and cash reconciliation.
May help with set-up for special events or receptions that involve the exhibition galleries or the Great Hall and must maintain order, cleanliness, and neatness of hands-on activity areas and lobby. A lively work environment, these positions requires flexibility, strong interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation.
Part time hours available are primarily daytime weekdays and weekends to include Holidays, Family Days and Special Events generally covering less than 25 hours per week.
To express interest in these positions e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by the lobby reception desk and fill out an application. We are located at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903.
The Stamford Museum & Nature Center - a 118 acre property in North Stamford (1 mile above Merritt Parkway) with multiple buildings, art museum, observatory, playground and working farm has an immediate opportunity for a highly motivated self-starter with experience in at least one of the following disciplines:
Property Cleaning & Maintenance
Requirements include a high school degree or equivalent, valid driver's license, clean criminal background, ability to lift 50 lbs., ability to work in extreme weather conditions, good time management skills, strong written and verbal communication skills.
Some computer knowledge is helpful.
Only candidates who have experience in using power and hand tools, are able to problem solve, communicate in English clearly and understand fully, have a strong service orientation and a positive attitude need apply. You must be willing to work nights and/or weekends as we are open to the public 7 days a week.
If you also have experience supervising others you will be considered a prime candidate.
We offer a competitive salary, medical, dental, life insurance, 403(b) with employer contribution, vacation, sick and flex time and in our high performance culture you have additional bonus potential.
Apply in person at 39 Scofieldtown Road, Stamford, CT 06903 or email your resume to email@example.com, or you may fax your resume to 203-322-0408.
Position: Outdoor Curriculum Assistant (Full Time)
Department: Art, Nature, & Me Preschool
Reports to: Outdoor Curriculum Specialist/Preschool Co-Director
The Outdoor Curriculum Assistant is a full-time, non-exempt position working primarily Monday-Friday from 8:30-4:30 (35 hours), although some early/evening hours and weekend days per month (outside of regularly scheduled special events) will be required. This position will include being involved in all parts of the Art, Nature & Me Preschool, including serving as an Assistant Teacher in classrooms both morning and afternoon, as scheduled. The position will also assist with the development, organization, implementation, and evaluation of the outdoor curriculum activities throughout the year. This position will also serve as a Preschool Camp Educator for our summer camp program.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
Serves as an Assistant Teacher in a 3s or 4s classroom for morning and afternoon classrooms, as scheduled
Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of outdoor curriculum units led both by Outdoor Curriculum staff and by classroom teachers
Aids in organization of curriculum resources, including children's literature, dramatic play, themed manipulatives, and outdoor STEAM trail components
Serves as a preschool camp educator for yearly summer camp program
Oversee care of preschool animals
Showcases new or existing curriculum resources to preschool staff at monthly staff meetings
Completes all responsibilities in a timely manner
Attends staff meetings
Attends staff development workshops
Reports to the Co-Directors of Early Childhood Education any concerns or challenges related to designated class
Works SM&NC Festival Weekends and other special events as needed
Qualifications & Essential Skills:
Ability to interact effectively with parents and peers
Takes initiative on developing age group appropriate curriculum for classes
Must possess a maturity to have professional, respectful demeanor with parents, children and staff
Must act with discretion and have a keen understanding of confidentiality
Must be comfortable in the outdoor environment
Must be able to enhance the experience of outdoor explorations for children
Comfortable with animals and willingness to learn how to handle certain animals to enhance curriculum
Ability to innovate and initiate
Ability to define goals, meet urgent deadlines, organize, and prioritize classroom activities
Contacts & Relationships:
Provide information to Lead or Co-Teacher for families of children enrolled about classroom activities
Maintain professional demeanor providing information to families concerning their child
Confer with the Co-Directors of Early Childhood Education any concerns about children
Work with lead and other assistant teachers both for preschool and summer camp
Be aware of current happenings at the museum
Support other staff members
Professional resolution of issues with other staff members (either directly or with the Co-Directors of Early Childhood Education)
Specialized Knowledge, Skills, & Qualifications:
Associates or Bachelors in Early Childhood or in related field
1+ Experience teaching preschool-aged children
Experience teaching in outdoor settings a plus
Strong written and verbal communications skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Must be a "team player"
Must be comfortable in the outdoor environment and use the outdoor environment on a regular basis to support curriculum.
Love and respect for the natural world
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites
Comfortable with animals and willingness to learn how to handle certain animals to enhance curriculum and use both in the classroom and outdoors