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Imagination Facilitator

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Salary: 10.00 an hour
Job Description: Summary: The Imagination Facilitator provides daily staffing of museum exhibits, programs, and special events. This position is central to ensuring a highly interactive and educational learning experience for our diverse museum visitors, the primary audience being young children and their families.

Areas of Responsibility:

• Provides inclusive physical and verbal cues that let the visitor know we are approachable and knowledgeable about the museum, its philosophy, exhibits, and programs, providing attentive and excellent customer service.

• Exemplary imagination facilitation; model positive, educational, creative and respectful ways to interact with children and their caregivers through play.
• Facilitate age-appropriate, exhibit-based activities that engage children and parents/caregivers in the imagination, play and learning experience.

• As assigned, facilitate scheduled programming (Gallery Programs and Discovery Carts.)

• Support and mentor new Imagination Facilitators and volunteers.

• Assist with school groups, special events and other assignments on an as needed basis.

• Reset, restock and maintain cleanliness of exhibits throughout the day.

• Communicating Museum policies to visitors and monitor visitors’ activities to ensure safety and rule compliance

• Self-motivated to work quickly, efficiently and safely to complete physical work in a short amount of time.

• Provide tours and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

• Must be at least 16 years old and have the ability to work independently. Some college experience preferred but not required; concentration in Education, Child Development, Theater, Art, Recreation, Communication, or related field.

• Demonstrated interest and ability in working with children and families from a diversity of backgrounds.

• Ideal candidate must be a dynamic facilitator, enthusiastic, outgoing, energetic, and willing to play and interact with museum visitors.

• Excellent communication skills.

• Stamina and physical endurance to be on the museum floor most of the day while maintaining quality interaction with museum guests.

• Ability to take direction well, and work without constant supervision; ability to work well within a team.

• Enthusiasm for learning and mastering new skills on an ongoing basis

• Bilingual skills a plus.

Working Conditions:

• Ability to cope with the stress of a fast-paced work environment.

• Ability to function in a high-pressure environment and to meet stringent deadlines for completing tasks.

• Ability to walk, stand, and sit (including on the floor) for extended periods of time.

• Must be able to lift and carry supplies weighing at least 30 pounds.

• Ability to stand or sit while maintaining alertness for several hours at a time.

• Position requires bending, leaning, kneeling, twisting, and walking.

• Ability to speak concisely and effectively communicate needs.

• Visual and auditory ability to respond to critical situations and physical ability to act swiftly in an emergency.

• Ability to view data on a computer and/or on paper for extended periods of time.

• Ability to work weekends including Sundays

Location: Salt lake city

Information
How to Apply: Email Jwilson@discoverygateway.org
Your Website: Visit organizational website.

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