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Security Officer

TITLE: Security Officer
DEPARTMENT: Marketing
REPORTS TO: Visitor Services & Floor Manager
TYPE OF POSITION: Part-time, Non-Exempt, $15/hour (20-29 hours/week)

DESCRIPTION:

Security Officers at The New Children’s Museum ensure Museum Guests and Staff experience a safe environment while they visit the Museum and the surrounding outdoor areas. The Security Officer’s role is to observe and react intuitively and quickly, constantly modeling a respectable presence. Through this role, Security Officers create an atmosphere in which all can play comfortably and safely. The ideal candidates are model citizens who enjoy working with the public as well as providing Museum Visitors with the peace-of-mind to enjoy a perfect day.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 Visitor and Building Security and Safety During Open Hours 

  • Monitor Museum entrances and exits.
  • Patrol the external Museum surroundings, including Museum Park and Parking Garage.
  • Respond to evacuations or emergency situations, both outside and inside the Museum.
  • Document incidents and injuries that occur within the Museum footprint and provide first aid as needed.
  • Deter undesirable activity outside of the building.
  • Make periodic rounds of the Museum Floor, appropriately reacting to visitor and staff safety needs and/or communicating installation integrity needs.
  • Maintain a constant awareness of Museum rules, procedures and policies while modeling impeccable level of integrity for our visitors, staff, vendors and all other guests.
  • Restock inventory at first-aid locations.
  • Learn about and be prepared to accurately communicate Museum pricing and hours

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Current Guard Card Certification preferred
  • Current CPR/AED/First Aid Certification within 30 days of hire
  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • 2+ years of security experience or other relatable experience
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to self-motivate and remain on-task without immediate supervision
  • Weekends are regularly require as well as holidays and some mornings and evenings.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand and walk for 5 hours at a time. At times the employee may need to climb and crawl, sometimes in dark or confined spaces. The employee must be able to and lift or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

The majority of this work is performed in the busy Downtown, Museum environment with constant ambient noise at moderate levels and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards. A portion of this position does require outdoor exposure to elements. Due to the nature of the position, weekend and holiday hours will be required.

Camp Counselor

TITLE: Camp Counselor
DEPARTMENT: Education + Exhibitions
REPORTS TO: Senior Education Coordinator
HOURS: 8am-5pm
TYPE OF POSITION: non-exempt, temporary/seasonal up to 40 hours per week
SALARY: $12.00 per hour

The New Children’s Museum is seeking qualified applicants to fill our Camp Counselor positions. We are looking for individuals who are enthusiastic about the arts and working with children. Counselors will engage campers in daily activities, help to facilitate art projects, and monitor for safety.  Counselors will also assist Teaching Artists and The New Children’s Museum staff with daily operations as needed. There will be additional opportunities for seasonal camp positions throughout the year depending on need and performance.

The Museum’s Summer Camps are artist led and offer experiences in a wide array of media. The program serves children from ages 4 through 12 and will run from June 10, 2019 through August 16, 2019 between 8am and 5pm each day. Please see our website for more information about our summer camps.

 RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Position reports directly Camp Assistant and Senior Education Coordinator
  • Engage all campers in activities, both in the classroom and throughout the Museum.
  • Work together with Teaching Artists and external instructors to communicate project directions to campers and facilitate progress.
  • Monitor camp activities and camper actions for safety.
  • Assist instructors as needed with supplies, set up and cleanup of classroom and other related duties.
  • Provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for all campers with all levels of ability.
  • Provide one-on-one and group support.
  • Meet daily with Camp Assistant and/or Education Coordinator.
  • Other duties directly related to this program.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years old.
  • Friendly, enthusiastic, and outgoing personality.
  • A knowledge of and/or interest in art making.
  • Must work well with children ages 4–12.
  • Experience working with children in an educational field preferred.
  • Experience working with children with special needs is a plus.
  • Must be dependable and punctual.
  • CPR and First Aid Certified preferred (training will be available, date and time TBD)
  • Mandatory trainings are required for all hired positions during the week of June 3-8, 2019 (days and times TBD).
  • A background check is required upon hire.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described herein are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, talk, see and hear. The employee is required to stand, walk and lift or move up to 30 pounds. The employee must be able to verbally communicate in a concise manner.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The majority of work is performed in a school/classroom environment with attendant noise level and requires observance of safe work practices, fire regulations, and avoidance of falls, trips, and similar office work hazards.

TO APPLY

Please submit your resume and three references, along with a thoughtful cover letter that clearly describes how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position. Email to careers@thinkplaycreate.org and reference “Camp Counselor Position” in the subject line. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

Submit Your Resume + Cover Letter!